This weekend on Today’s Homeowner TV show, my family’s new condo at the beach is being featured! And by my family, I mean my parents’ condo that I’m hoping they’ll let me visit. 🙂
It will be episode 2 of a 2-part series. Aka, the episode with all of the beauty shots! But I’m giving you a sneak peek at the before and afters right here! For all of the nitty gritty details, head over to TodaysHomeowner.com to see where you can watch it in your area!
The condo was very dated, but of course owning a construction company means that doesn’t keep you from purchasing it! What’s funny about real estate in Orange Beach, Alabama where the condo is located is that the furnishings come with it! Even down to the utensils in the kitchen!
Living Room Before:
But my mom didn’t let that stop her from updating nearly everything in the place, including flooring, cabinet doors, beds, tables, and shower curtains. I can’t blame her though, she has great taste!
Here’s the Living Room After:
The cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms weren’t in bad shape, they just weren’t very 2016.
And the appliances had certainly seen better days. Just look at the rust on the fridge!
But instead of ripping the cabinets down to the walls, they decided to just replace the doors with a more modern look. So Mom helped take them all off.
They then painted the cabinet boxes the same color that the new doors were getting in the cabinet shop (Dusty Road by Benjamin Moore). And the old countertops got an upgrade with a beautiful, light-colored granite. And behold!
Can’t say I’d mind waking up to coffee brewing in that kitchen!
The bathrooms got the same cabinet treatment as well as a fresh coat of paint, new faucets and light fixtures, and the same vinyl plank flooring as the other living areas.
Hall Bathroom Before:
Hall Bathroom After:
Master Bathroom After:
Third Bathroom After:
The 3 bedrooms got fresh new carpet, new bedspreads, new headboards and TVs mounted on the walls.
Double Bedroom Before:
Double Bedroom (also known as my sisters’ room) After:
Wolf Family Bedroom Before:
Wolf Family Bedroom After:
Master Bedroom Before:
Master Bedroom After:
To help recover some of the costs of all of her upgrades, Mom was able to sell a lot of the older furniture through a local consignment shop. They even came out to pick the stuff up!
Of course she probably spent most of her earnings before leaving the shop! She claims they had really good deals on artificial plants…
Since my parents plan to rent the condo in a few months, these upgrades are sure to be attractive to someone looking at the rental listing online. It might help them choose between this condo and another. Maybe I’ll get the family discount when Mary Helen is ready to play in the sand…How does “complimentary” sound, Mom? 😉
I almost forgot to mention, Mary Helen and I helped with the decoration phase of the renovation, so you can see us at the end of the episode! Babies make for great TV!
Comment below with any questions about details of the facelift and I’ll do my best to help you out!
Thanks for Checking In! ~ Chelsea