Daughter Ended up Turning Garage into an Apartment for Aging Mother and It’s Genius

Updated Jan 18, 2024

Some folks create she-sheds, but one woman ended up turning her garage into an apartment for her aging mother. And this glam garage for Grandma is a brilliant idea!

Most parents, over the years, do so much for their children. Mom and dad provide their children with love, care and precious time, often giving their kids all they have and then some. So, when it comes time for the children to return the favor and help their elderly parents in any way they can, it's a blessing.

In a clip posted on YouTube, Monique Marshall, an only child, knew she had to do something for her mother after her stepfather passed away. Monique's mother, Karin Notbom-Healey, who is 84 years old, was living in her New York City apartment by herself, 3,000 miles away from Monique in Los Angeles.

Monique knew she had to do something. But what?

Woman Turning Garage Into An Apartment

Luckily, Monique's husband, Demille, was all on board, willing to do anything to assist Karin in her advanced age. That's when Monique and Demille brainstormed with their friends and neighbors, Pierre and Carmen, who happen to be architects.

After much thought and planning, they came up with a solution of a "glam garage." They’d be turning the couple’s garage into an apartment for Monique’s mother!

Monique and Demille decided to turn their old and drafty garage into an apartment space for Karin. But as is always the case with any remodel or construction project, they encountered issues. However, it was nothing too big that kept them from completing the project. And the results are fantastic!

Karin is in love with her new living space and new city. When Karin first stepped into her glam Los Angeles garage apartment, she couldn't believe her eyes.

"It was overwhelming," Karin said. "I was so shocked. And that was all; Monique had done all the furniture, everything that you see here. I mean, I didn't have to do anything."

To show her gratitude and to help with costs, Karin even pays $1,000 a month in rent.

What a wonderful and creative solution that came about because of love, care, and concern.

1 Corinthians 16:14: "Let all you do be done in love."

Photo Courtesy: 'California Tiny Home Reveal — From Dusty Garage to Dazzling ADU'/ AARP via YouTube/1/18/24 @12pm
Video Courtesy: AARP via YouTube

Originally published on GodUpdates. Used with permission. 

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