Thursday, September 26, 2013

Houzz Feature: My Garage Conversion

Check out my garage conversion featured on Houzz.


I know garage conversions are somewhat controversial and I explained in my interview that our garage was unusable as a place to park cars because the access to it no longer existed.  Unfortunately the editor omitted that bit of vital information, hence some of the comments.

Here are the pictures that I submitted to Houzz.

Garage before (incase you couldn't tell)!

garage before

Houzz also want to do a house feature.  I don't think I dare.  The comments can almost be as nasty as on Apartment Therapy.

Speaking of AT, today is the last day to vote for my room in the Room for Color contest.  I'm currently 10th.  I need to be in the top 5 to contend for the prize.  There's some great entries this year, as well as some not so great.  The top two rooms in my category have definitely been promoting the heck out of their rooms on Facebook which is part of the contest.  Fortunately this year, the judges get to pick who wins.  Lets hope they pick a good one; it definitely won't be mine ;(

*NEWSFLASH* - just found out that Abigail Ahern is going to be on the panel of judges for the AT Room for Color Contest.  I wouldn't be surprised if another judge will be Emily Henderson.  I'm kind of bummed they didn't judge the past two competitions this way.  I still think my room is pretty good but the scores on everyone's entires are pretty low this year, and you'll notice that the rooms that have the highest scores have the highest number of Facebook shares.  I deliberately didn't want to bug my friends this year for votes and only shared it twice, but now I'm rethinking that strategy.  So, if you like my designs, please vote here.  Thanks!!!


  1. Congrats on the feature!! I know this is going to sound a bit bitchy but the international winner I'm sure is a home design store - the entry didn't even SOUND like it was someone's actual home... the whole thing has kind of turned me off entering next year - meh.

    As for the feature, don't worry about the 'haters' - you just have to have a thick skin and know that your taste is never going to be everyone else's taste and that there are a LOT of people out there with just terrible TERRIBLE taste!! lol xxx

  2. Yep, the winner is totally a store. The other division winners were just blah!