As promised, I have the final and complete condo tour for you today. And these are all brand new photos that I took yesterday. 🙂
I’ve shown you plenty of detail pictures in the individual room posts (you can find links to those here), along with info like paint colors, links to DIY projects, etc. But today, my goal is more to give you the big picture. Rather than focus on the minutia of each individual room, which you’ve already seen, I tried to zoom out and give more of an idea of how the condo is laid out, and how the rooms flow from one area to another.
So let’s get this tour started! We’ll start at the front door. Since this is where I used my tools when we lived here, the outside was looking pretty rough. So the door and trim got a new coat of paint, and then I added a plant (don’t even ask me what kind…I know absolutely nothing about plants and forgot to look at the label) to the concrete planter I made long ago, as well as a colorful door mat.
Just inside the front door, and straight ahead, is the hallway that leads to the bedrooms and hallway bathroom. To the right is the breakfast room and kitchen, and to the left is the living room.
I have trouble getting an accurate picture of the wall color, but on my monitor, this looks pretty accurate. It’s a soft buttercream color.
And here’s a wide shot of the living room. I was standing in the breakfast room to take it. You can see the front door (which is now black) on the left, and the bookcase-turned-pantry on the right. I added a few things to the bookcase just so that it didn’t look so empty, but I stuck with my decision not to stage the living room. I just didn’t want to spend more time and money in the condo, and I was determined to get finished by last Friday.
Under the fishscale art is where the pet station used to sit. I moved it out to make the room look and feel bigger.
And here’s a view from the living room looking back towards the front door and the breakfast room.
And that’s the full circle in the main area. Then tucked in behind the wall is the kitchen. It’s small, but it’s set up very efficiently.
And of course, from the breakfast room you get a full view of the kitchen and the living room.
The banquette is my favorite place in the whole condo. I spent many, many hours there working on my laptop.
And then back around to the hallway, you can see where I removed the standard coat closet with double bi-fold doors, and added cabinet storage. We also widened the hallway a bit, and removed the dropped ceiling from the front part of the hallway. The ceiling at the back of the hallway is still dropped because it contains air ducts.
And standing at the back wall of the hallway and looking back the other way, you can see the front door straight ahead. The breakfast room is on the left, and the living room is on the right.
Here’s a better view of the added storage in the hallway. It’s a tight space, so it’s hard to get a really good view of the whole thing in a picture.
And then standing in the doorway of the master bedroom and looking back into the hallway, you can see the hallway bathroom on the right, and the second bedroom on the left.
There’s another bathroom attached to the master bedroom, but this hallway bathroom is much bigger.
And then from the bathroom, looking back into the hallway, you can see the master bedroom straight ahead, and the second bedroom is to the right.
This second bedroom is where I built the closets for additional storage. I love how this room turned out, and I’ve gotten so much great feedback on those closets from people (i.e., condo neighbors) who have seen the room.
And from this bedroom, you can see the hallway cabinets and the living room just beyond that.
The master bedroom is the one that I showed you just a couple of weeks ago.
And it has this little attached bathroom.
From the doorway of this bedroom, you can see the hallway bathroom, with the doorway to the second bedroom on the left.
And that’s the grand tour! 🙂
If you want to see all of the room transformations (before and after pictures) on one page, plus the DIY projects for each room, you can see the Condo Tour page here. If you want details of each room (e.g., plenty of before and after pics, plus details like paint colors, etc.), you can click the links below:
- Breakfast room
- Master bedroom
- Master bathroom
- Second bedroom
- Hallway bathroom
- Living room
It’s not listed just yet, but it will be listed this week. And we’re not quite certain about the price, but it will definitely be under $80,000. (Yes, real estate in Waco is cheap. 🙂 )
The condo is 834 square feet, and has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It’s located in Waco, Texas, about five blocks from Baylor University campus (within walking/bike riding distance to classes). It’s conveniently located one block from the I-35 service road, and takes about five minutes to get to Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, which also sits right off the highway. It’s close to downtown, and there’s a plethora of restaurants close by — some within walking distance (Shipley’s Donuts and Domino’s Pizza are right next door 😀 ), and some just across the highway.
The condominium complex is gated, and also has a gated swimming pool.
If you know anyone (or know someone who might know someone who might now someone) who is looking for a Baylor University condo, feel free to send them my way! 🙂