b'EVERYONEDESERVES A HOMEWe wake up every single day motivated to change lives. Putting clients needs and wants first is our highest priority. As listing agents we specialize in getting sellers the highest bid in the shortest amount of time. As buyer agents we are laser focused on getting our buyers the best deal possible by aggressively negotiating on their behalf.If youre looking to buy, sell, invest or improve your credit so you can jump into the real estate game, call us today. Luis & Camille EstrellaBrightest Shine Homes Luis: 917-602-0293lestrella@kw.com Camille: 973-932-5637camilleestrellahomes@kw.combshproperties.comThe need for a safe space to host their son\'s school pod gave Aimee and Peter Ryan the motivation to renovate their garage. They\'ve dubbed it "Garage University." BRIGHTENING LIVES, EVERY connection?Thecom- CLIENT, EVERY HOME, EVERY TIME.munity fostered here has giventhemaplaceto create.Theywrote,di-rected, filmed, and made propsforamovielast fall. The film was shot in181 Maplewood Avenue|Maplewood, NJ 07040the Ryans garden and in the garage on hot days. Theyalsolearnedhow to transfer a small photo onto a mural sized paint-ing. Now they are work-The Ryans envision this space evolving with their needs. Perhaps it will be used as a photo studio, for watchinging on a Garage School movies, even for installing a kiln. newspaper. game-changer for us. It has been greatTHINKING ABOUT AtohaveanothersafespacetogatherSIMILAR PROJECT?with our pod friends! This reclaimed space has given theAimees Top Three TakeawaysRyans a new set of goals on how to useDont Rush the Process. it. Aimee predicts that it will be greatGive care, thought and consider-for the kids to watch movies and doation to how you will use the space. art projects together, and a good spaceAimee admits, If we stopped to re-for them to hang out when they get toally think about the space and how high school. But its not just for thewe would use it down the road, we kids. Aimee is a very talented photog- probably would have insulated the rapher and so perhaps a photo studio entire space.Peter loves to paint and make pottery somaybetheyllinstallakilntheMake it Cozy. list goes on. One of the kids in theirConsider adding a pellet stove or pod said, If you had running water inanother heat source so that it can here, we could just move right in! truly be used year-round. Who would have thought that theIts Electric! unassuming garage meant to house our garden tools, random junk, and carsNot having the appropriate watt-could help a bunch of kids find whatage can hamper your big ideas.ismostelusivethesedayshuman feature story /23'