Our Little Condo Remodel…

Yesterday I took a drive with my hubs to look at a couple of condos to purchase.  We love finding homes that have been neglected and breathing new life into them.  Once they are fixed up like new, we furnish them and they are placed back up on the market.  We found a really sweet one today, one bedroom, one bath with a sun room/guest room.  It’s located in a quiet, beautiful community.  Need to do a little more research but hopefully we’ll be making an offer on Monday.  I’ll keep you posted.  In the meantime, I thought I would look around online for a little inspiration.  The entire kitchen, laundry and bath will be a total gut and remodel.  Other than that, just a little paint and new floor coverings and it will be good to go.

Here’s a few ideas I found.  I would be happy to hear what you think.

The entire condo is approx. 1000 square feet and we’ll be on a tight budget for this project.  I would like to add some color splashes and keep everything light and bright.  This is my living room inspiration, minus the fireplace.  Source

Master bedroom inspiration.  It’s a large room and a ceiling fan is a must here in AZ.  Yes, I’m a little sad I can’t install a chandelier.  Source

Here’s a couple of bathroom ideas.  It’s an extremely small bathroom and only has a 5″ shower but that’s a good thing since it’s a retirement community.  I will be tackling all the tile work myself for the very first time ever!  I’ve helped my brother a little but that’s about the extent of it!  Source

This kitchen is a little more elaborate then what we’ll be able to do but I think I can pull of the “design on a dime” version!  Source

Mostly take note of the small table and chairs.  The dining space can only be located off to one side of the living room.  Oh know…I lost the source for this photo.  I had a million windows open and somehow this one disappeared.  If I find it, I’ll come back and add it.

Laundry room must have a stackable washer and dryer. There is enough room for some cabinets and shelves though and it’s located right off the kitchen.  Source

 We would add a closet in the sun room so that it could be considered a second bedroom.  This is the only room that the flooring will be staying, it is covered with 12″ tile.  My thought is to furnish it with a sofa sleeper.  Everyone loves their sun rooms here so I think this would be the most practical solution.  There is a small patio off this room as well.  Source

Here’s a another more sophisticated look for the sun room by Adventures In Decorating.  Such a beautiful space!

I did let my husband know today I’ll be stopping every few minutes during the remodel to take pictures.  He said he was totally OK with that.  If we don’t get this condo, we’ll get the next, so it’s just a matter of time.  So glad he got his real estate licence here, it really speeds up the process!  I’m getting excited!!!

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  1. This sounds like so much fun. Being able to do some of the work yourself will be great! Good luck!

  2. This project sounds like work but SO MUCH FUN! Oh I cannot wait to see what you create! 😀


  3. JaneEllen says:

    You two sure are ambitious, taking on redoing the condo. I wouldn’t mind living there myself. Especially if it had furniture you’ve redone to snazzy it up. When we were thinking of moving back to Tucson last year we had decided to sell most of our big pieces so not to have to move them, we’re two srs. in early 70’s. At that time however our place was a tad upside down. Nice houses in Tucson were going for about $75k to $85k, that’s pretty good considering what places are here, it’s ridiculously high here, especially for seniors. (here is Grand Junction, CO area, we live about 18 miles west of GJ in country)
    Will sure look forward to seeing the condo when you’re done and what pieces you redid that are in it.
    Happy Days

    • Oh yeah! I totally understand! We lived in Colorado Springs for a short time and paid double what we did here in AZ for our home. So glad you are following along. Can’t wait to get started and share all the progress! HUGS ~ Judy

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