Even a little vision can transform a wasted space into a personal retreat. This small building, for instance, was once an old, out-of-use shed. But the Barcelona-based creative Clara Nubiola saw potential in it and redesigned the existing structure as a changing room and bathroom. She took boards off the windows, restored the walls with local bricks and stone, and installed a shower behind the metal sliding barn door. The rustic design offers a functional, low maintenance retreat for when the residents are working in the garden, coming in from the backyard pool, or just wanting a retreat from the house. Moreover, the project is an inspiring take on making the most of one’s surroundings.

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Photography by Adrià Goula

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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