Seattle Condo Remodel in Capitol Hillmotionspace2018-08-28T20:50:00-07:00
We rearranged spaces in this Seattle Condo Remodel to transform an awkward floor plan into a well designed home
Originally, this 1130 square foot Condo in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle had one bedroom plus a den, and 1 1/2 baths. Through a smart rearranging of spaces, this Seattle condo unit was transformed into a two bedroom and a den with 1 3/4 baths. The design of the condo began with the idea of moving the kitchen into the overly large living space and turning the old kitchen into a walk-in closet with a small den/computer area. Circulation to the master bedroom was rerouted and the old hallway space was given back to the two tiny bathrooms. This allowed for an additional shower and a linen closet to be added to the bathrooms.
Special attention in this Seattle condo remodel was paid to defining spaces with lighting, and adding character through uniquely designed built-ins and colored accent walls. Cantilevered corner shelves and a niche to store fire wood are a couple unexpected and unique custom details.
Project Info & Tips
Original 1130 SF Condo built in 1985
Through smart space planning we remodeled this Seattle condo unit from 1 BR + Den 1.5 Baths to 2BR + Den 1.75 Baths w/o adding any additional space
Cost saving tip: we used a mix of custom built and Ikea cabinets
Making structural modifications in a condo can be very challenging (there were none in this remodel)
Condo remodels usually require obtaining permission from the condo’s HOA (Home Owner’s Association)
Consider construction issues during the design process, like what size materials will fit in the building’s elevator, how trash will be disposed of, and where contractors will park
Some contractors and architects will not work on condominiums because of liability issues