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Shea McGee’s Most Ambitious Reno to Date Is Only 180 Square Feet


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Shea McGee is accustomed to designing large ranch homes and spacious mountainside getaways. When her husband, Studio McGee’s co-founder Syd, surprised Shea with an old, rundown Airstream, it was a bit of a shock. “All of my normal dimensions went out the window,” says Shea. Syd had sought the help of a local Utah Airstream renovation company to track down a van that was big enough for the couple and their three daughters—they happened across the perfect one in Idaho. The camper had been abandoned in someone’s yard, and its mere 180-square-foot interior was in a dire state. 

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magnetic knife rack

Shea did not compromise on comfort when the design obstacles mounted. She had a central AC system, a fully functional kitchen with a boat-grade fridge and freezer, a walk-in-shower, and a king-size bed. The designer shares her tips on how to squeeze style into the smallest renovation yet. 

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Shea has a habit of shopping for durable and sturdy products. heavy She uses natural woods and stones for her projects but an Airstream…

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