Needing a design genius to turn a cozy and cluttered, ~1,300 sq ft condo into a space optimized, highly functional, home for a young-ish couple (okay, fine, we're 40 - I hate saying that). Condo is about 14 years old, and we moved in with furniture from a previous residence that was way too big for the space. While I have been saving up $$ over the past decade to cover this remodel, I would prefer to keep the project in/under $10-20k range, if possible, but I could go up to $25-26k if absolutely needed (and possible in phases). Not everything needs to be replaced, but the flooring needs to go as it is torn/damaged in high traffic areas. Plus, I never liked it. ;-)
__replace flooring throughout.
__use space more efficiently (using dead spaces, creating storage space, etc).
__create an office, guest room (for two) and workout room out of the current master bedroom.
__create a new master bedroom by removing wall between two smaller, adjoining rooms.
__create a new master bathroom by 'donating' small bedroom closet to current full hall bath.
__*secure paint color, window treatment and furniture recommendations. *Let me know if this is possible, or if that is considered a different project.
Things to consider:
__condo entrance offers challenge in that there are two 90 degree angles (and you are greeted with a flight of stairs). I say this b/c some of the furniture from our old place wouldn't fit through the entrance due to the awkward and immediate angles. (I said I needed a genius...)
__would love (love, love) a jacuzzi tub in the new master bathroom. ;-)
__s/o is a chef, and would really enjoy an improved kitchen (counter top, back splash, space savers).
__I have an oppty to work from home on occasion, and would like to take advantage of it, but need a functional, comfortable work space (laptop, printer, desk, light, phone).
__Nieces/nephews, plus a few coupled friends come to visit for the weekend, but need this space as a remote office and workout area (with TV, Place for weights, yoga).
__must be animal friendly; we help rescues.
__all furniture can go, but prefer to keep an existing white fireplace.
__we both like cream, blue, grey, red and purple; condo has been blue, pearl and splash of yellow for the past 14 years, so it may be time for a change.
__*would love help selecting paint colors, light fixtures, window treatments, furniture, including size, style, fabric/color, placement to complete the overall look. *please let me know if this needs to be separate from this project.
I think that covers it. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from the creative design geniuses who can help me transform the condo to a home we actually like coming home to.