Mini House Remodel

Sometimes creating a special space for your kids is far more rewarding than purchasing something generic. Casey Napolitano believes “life is beautiful and the spaces you live in should be beautiful,” which led her to give her children—Siena (age 5), Gemma (age3), and Jack (6 months)—a fun, yet realistic, mini house inspired by the interior of their own Calabasas home.

Casey, a real estate investor, took on the mini house project as if it were one of her real estate projects. After scouring Craigslist, she found the perfect playhouse to upcycle. It had good bones but was in need of a transformation. Next, she enlisted the help of contractor and friend Rigo Rimero, who was happy to help bring her vision to life just in time for Christmas. For the interior décor, Casey credits Target’s home section, where she sourced adorable features like faux wreaths, a “Home Sweet Home” sign, and more—all for its style and affordability.

Siena and Gemma enjoy playing “family” in their own special space. Siena says, “I love that the playhouse looks like my real house and that I can have tea parties with my sister. One day, my brother Jack will play in it with us, too.”