Homeowners Brett van Sickle and Garnet Suidy convert an unusable storage space into a place they can call home. See how they designed a small cabin in the city on a tight budget using vintage and reclaimed finds.

Starting from scratch, Brett and Garnet did everything themselves, from plumbing and electrical to flooring and installing flagstones in the garden. The design is heavily dictated by the layout of the space, which consists of a loft with a cozy sleeping area and lots of nooks and crannies, making it easy to add built-ins for storage. For under $20,000, they’ve done a great job at creating a beautiful place to call home.