First off from the outside, we're on the fifth floor.
|Front of the condo complex - in a rainstorm|
|A view of the back of the building overlooking golf course|
In terms of renovations, we're not really having a lot done. The unit is in great shape but just needs cosmetic updating. For instances, it was built in 1990 and for whatever reason floor to ceiling mirrors were all the rage. We're getting those removed.
|Living area with floor to ceiling mirrors to be removed|
The carpet. Well let's just say the unit was occupied by someone who had "accidents". And while it was thoroughly cleaned, it's being ripped out and being replaced with Martha Stewart's Boscobel I, in the color of Brook Trout, installed for only $97, on sale at Home Depot. Leave it to Martha!
We've already gotten some furniture. The next door neighbor, the treasurer of the condo association, was selling some of the stuff from his unit, as he got a new tenant that was bringing in their own. We got a sofa table, dining room table and chairs and bedroom set for a song.
|Chris dusting off the new bedroom set|
Other changes we want to do are to get rid of the wallpaper, put on a fresh coat of paint throughout, replace lighting and ceiling fans and get new faucets. We found some pretty decent deals at "Homo" Depot, as our contractor calls it. (I think she's family. ) She also gave us a 20% off contractor price.
While we spent most of the weekend running around, getting all the details coordinated and products picked out, we still managed to have a bit of fun.
|Out to dinner - homemade sangria at the Columbia in Sarasato|
|Relaxing view by the pool|