Before we recently moved into our new home, Jeff and I lived in the perfect small condo that was city chic and had amazing views of the Space Needle. It wasn’t always this perfect, though. We went through a long three month renovation process but the transformation was totally worth it. Even though we don’t live there anymore, this condo will always hold a very special place in our hearts. There’s something about remodeling and designing a home to exactly how you want it that makes you emotionally attached. I’m still shocked by the incredible transformation and am excited to finally be revealing our small condo remodel today!
So here’s the background story of why we started this remodel. Jeff and I were going back and forth a lot from my condo and his. Our condos were only about a 7 minute drive apart but it felt like we were living out of our suitcases. It got old REAL QUICK. We talked about moving in together. Jeff wanted me to live at his condo, and I half jokingly said, the only way that would happen is if he renovates his place. After a few months of us still going back and forth, Jeff bought a random Living Social deal for a discounted consultation with an interior designer. We ended up really liking our designer, Fabian, founder of Interior Visions LLC, and went through the actual renovation! Never thought this would’ve happened in a million years, but let’s just say, I happily moved in 🙂
Here are the before and after photos of our small condo remodel. Note that I decorated our place a lot more after I moved in but am bummed that I didn’t take photos!
This is the biggest transformation in our condo. We got new white custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, linear tile backsplash, and quartz countertops. The before kitchen countertop had a raised kitchen island breakfast bar so we removed that to make the countertop all one level. That made the space feel so much more open. We also added in a ton of lights and two pendant lights.
We went with a small round dining table that fits the dining area much more appropriately. The ghost acrylic chairs give an airy feeling and I’m still swooning over our chandelier that’s such a statement piece. For entertaining, we’ve had 6 people sit around this round dining table comfortably. If more, we just bring out a folding table.
We took down the IKEA full wall entertainment center. Jeff originally put this up to cover a fireplace that wasn’t centered and he wasn’t sure how to design around that. After taking it down, we tiled the fireplace using the same tile backsplash from the kitchen but laid it vertically instead. We kept the arc floor lamp and coffee table but got a new sectional and added the blue egg chair for a pop of color.
The bathroom was definitely the second biggest transformation in this small condo remodel. We got a new luxurious bath and shower tub, tiled the shower all the way up to the ceiling, and replaced the toilet, vanity, and bathroom fixtures. The LED vanity mirror also makes the small bathroom feel very bright and spacious.
As part of this small condo remodel, we installed hardwood floors throughout including in the two bedrooms. In the master bedroom, we purchased a new upholstered bed, positioned it differently, and moved a desk into the second bedroom. This created more space and allowed us to use the second bedroom as a guest bedroom or office.
Shortly after I moved in, of course I justatinabit-fied the place a bit by adding pink books and white faux fur pillows everywhere for a feminine touch :). I’m bummed that I didn’t take photos with our camera before we moved out but here’s what the living room looked like (photo taken from my iPhone).
Hope you guys enjoyed this small condo remodel reveal and I’ll list some of the sources below. I’m planning to do more of these posts in my new home and can’t wait to share with you guys once we start decorating and furnishing it!
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Kitchen Pendant Lights | Kitchen Faucet | Bar Stools | Round Dining Table (similar) | Round Wall Mirror | Acrylic Chairs | Arc Floor Lamp | Sectional | Egg Chair | Upholstered Bed | Sleeper Daybed | LED Vanity Mirror