1,200 Square Foot Condo – Renovating A Small Space

A client came to us asking us to completely renovate a 1,200 square foot condo in downtown Colorado Springs.  The challenge was that the condo was dated and dark, so we were tasked with opening, brightening and modernizing the space. The client was a former pilot and so with partner Speas Interior Design, we got to work using an aviation theme.

We started by removing the existing walls in the kitchen to open up the space to the living area.   We kept the existing cabinets but added to hardware to freshen it up.  We replaced the countertop with a quartzite countertop. The new ceiling fan carries out the condos aviation theme. 

Kitchen Before

Kitchen After

In the living room, we found two aviator chairs and aviator trunk as a side table, and added the floor spotlight .  We removed the white paint on the fireplace to give it a used brick look, removed the brick hearth and replaced that with a new concrete hearth. The new mantle was custom made by one of our craftsmen to look like an airplane wing.  The carpeting was replaced with a rubber wood looking floor and the window trim went from stain to a fresh painted white. The new coffee table has cut glass, and we put down a shag rug to warm up the space.

Living Room Before

Fireplace/Mantle Before

Living Room After

Mantle After

In the master bedroom, we re-used the existing shutters and gave this room a fresh coat of paint, including a painted accent wall. We purchased a colorful bedspread and custom fabricated the headboard to match the bedspread, and brought in fun accent pillows.  The night stands are reclaimed wood, and to finish off the room we placed a set of faux fur and chrome benches at the foot of the bed.

Master bedroom before

Master Bedroom After

For the master bathroom, we painted the existing cabinets, and added new hardware, we kept the existing countertop and sink and added a fun and fresh backsplash .We removed the tub and replaced it with zero threshold shower with a decorative glass panel, and added glass deco liner to add an accent with the white tile.

Bathroom Before

Shower Before

Bathroom After

Shower After

To modernize this space, we removed many of the existing 1980’s doors and replaced with custom white washed barn doors.  The barn doors now house the laundry, mechanical closet, coat closet, and pantry.

  Hall Closet before

 Hall Closet After

The final result is we brought this little condo from 1980 gloom to a bright modern 2015 space that our client now enjoys living in! To see more photos of this transformation please take the virtual tour put together by photographer Paul Kohlman.