A Surprise Home Makeover for a Marine and His Kids
The Marine Corps taught Angel Cuevas how to live a spartan, pared-down lifestyle. Years after serving, though, he still hadn’t quite broken the habit. He recently moved into a townhouse in Lancaster, California, with his two young daughters. The few pieces of furniture he owned made the home look a bit bare. He knew he should warm it up for his girls, but he just didn’t know how. “I would have loved to have done it — coordinate this, match that — but I don’t have intimate knowledge of how to lay out a room or choose colors,” he says. “Never in a million years could I do that.”
I love this episode because it was completed in a short time frame and involved decorating, more so than total remodeling. Definitely a great example for all homeowners who do not wish to or cannot complete the larger projects that you usually see. Thanks!
What a great homecoming for that soldier's family. It brought a tear to my eye. Thank you Houzz
thanks for honoring someone other than a celebrity! a veteran and his lovely family really deserved the makeover! thanks houzz and charmean!
Please Houzz, more stories like this. So heartwarming and real. Thank you to all the people who made this happen for Angel & his girls.
What a beautiful tribute to the selflessness and kinship of our veterans. Charmean did a fabulous job with limited space and remodeling options. Thank you for your service, Angel and Jordan. Angel, your girls are adorable :)
Nice to see Americans helping Americans especially Marines helping Marines. Makes me very proud to have worn that uniform for over 20 years. Semper fi! CWO, USMC, Ret.
Beautiful thing done for an American hero!
Thanks for your service to our country Angel - what a beautiful family and home you have. Congrats to Charmean for her beautiful thoughtful work!
tears! this is spiritually and physically beautiful! very well done for every one!
Very nice story! I'm so glad Houzz could have a part in helping this deserving family add beauty and function to their home. Bravo!
I am in SoCal and am thinking of doing some very modest decorating (I'm in an apartment). I had thought of Charmean before from seeing previous projects. After this, I will definitely be contacting her firm when I'm ready to proceed. Great job and heartwarming story.
PS: I donate to Operation Gratitude. They are a wonderful organization. Their site is operationgratitude.com
This made me cry. Angel is one of those people who makes you want to be a better person. His sacrifice, his philanthropy, his Daddy skills - he's the real deal. So deserving of this beautiful and functional remodel by Charmean.
so great to be able to give back to someone with a heart for serving others, great job, fun to watch!!!Thanks Houzz
What a lovely story! Such a beautiful family and thank you for your service, Angel.
I smiled and teared up through this whole video. Charmean you are such wonderful person and the perfect one to do this!
Awesome story!! I would love to know where the barn prints hanging in the living room were purchased?
Kelly Stevens, you can get those on Houzz! See the links in the source info next to the 10th photo. Or click onto the first photo, then click on the tags on the artwork. :)
Hi Bonnie, Houzz TV is strictly online. You can find it here: Http://houzz.com/houzztv
Angel, thank you for your devotion to our country and for the commitment and sacrifice that you've offered over time. Every single day I'm thankful for those who protect us and who stand for justice world wide. Bless your beautiful family in your new home.
Thank you, HouzzTV, for making a truly deserving makeover come together. This story warmed my heart. Thank you, Angel, for your military service and continued public service putting together care packages as mentioned in the video. Hope your adorable girls and you enjoy time together in your very function and beautiful home!
It is good to see a selfless person getting help since he has devoted his life to helping others.
This story was wonderful on more than one level - obviously it's great to see a deserving family get a comfy redesign of their home, but it also shows how good design can transform a space. More articles like this will help those of us just needing decorating ideas.
Beautifully done! Thank you Angel Cuevas for your service! You definitely deserve this and we are privileged to have been a small part of it with the Modern Navy Book Wall (https://www.houzz.com/product/63859684-decorative-books-modern-navy-book-wall-set-of-50-traditional-books/lid=48206693/lpv=1). Enjoy your beautiful home!
Our Vets so deserve our kindness and respect. Thank you for this feature. I love the happy feeling in the girl's room now...and the functionality of the living/dining/work areas in the main living space.
Perfect. Well done.
This is a beautiful way to honor a Veteran. Semper fi!