Beach Front Condo Renovation, Part I

Recently, Suzy, who blogs at Worthing Court, shared a wonderful renovation of her beach house.

When Suzy and her hubby first purchased their beach front condo, it was in really rough shape.  Suzy looked out at this gorgeous view, closed her eyes and envisioned what this home could become.  The transformation is astounding…truly beautiful.

This was the view as Suzy entered the condo.


This small condo is just 500 square foot, but it was the perfect size for a little beach getaway.  Here’s how it looked once they completed the makeover.  Wow!

Suzy replaced all the ancient carpet with laminate hardwood floors,  They removed wallpaper, killed mold, sanded and painted the walls, ceiling and trim.

Here’s how the darling bunk beds in the hallway looked after a complete redo.

This area was designed for visits from the grandchildren

Each bunk got it’s own light and outlet for electronics.  Suzy made the cute oversize bolsters.

Here’s how the living room looked prior to its makeover.  The previous owners left the furniture behind but Suzy knew there was no way it was staying.

Another Before pic showing the sitting/dining area…

And here’s how the living room looked afterwards.  In addition to the new flooring and paint, Suzy also added/replaced ceiling fans throughout the home.  The new couch is a sofa/sleeper…handy for those extra guests.

The sitting area on the other side of the living room…

The new dining area…with a glimpse into the kitchen.

Stay tuned for the Kitchen, Bath and Master Bedroom renovation…they are beautiful!

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  1. Suzy has impeccable taste. Love the colorful bunk area and the blue tile echoed in her chairs. I'm trying to figure out how putting a larger frame around the air conditioner actually makes it look better, less intrusive. By emphasizing, she de-emphasized?? I don't know — it's a puzzle.

  2. Wow! What a terrific makeover! She took that condo from scary to light and airy. Love the bright color palette she used! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Loved the bunk beds…super cute!

  4. Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    This is absolutely reinforces the idea that good things DO come in small packages.

    I just completed my first project with piping. Thank you for your wonderful tutorial. I hope you'll come on by and see my sweet little seat.

  5. Connie the crafterbug says

    I love the bunk beds,those are awesome! You have made this place look so peaceful and relaxing.

  6. Step inside my home says

    I love all the changes. Such wonderful use of space. Very cute floorplan. Susie

  7. Wow, I love the transformation. Great looking beach house and view too!! Can't wait to see the rest.


  8. Blondie's Journal says

    This is a wonderful transformation, Susan. I love the soft, beachy colors! The grand kids room is darling…love those pillows!

    Looking forward to seeing the rest!


  9. Ciao
    Che belle,hanno fatto proprio bene!!
    Bon weekend

  10. Beach perfection….would you give my email to her…I would love to ask her questions about buying at the beach…we are considering…but unsure…..can't wait to see the rest…..beautiful!
    [email protected]

  11. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    What a darling beach hideaway. Love the bunks….I bet the grands love them.

  12. Barb @ GritsandGlamour says

    OMG – I am pretty darn sure this is the same ocean front condo my husband and I almost purchased a unit at last year. On Topsail Beach, NC. It is too coincidental bc they look identical. I recognized that beach scene immediately. ALL of these units are in dire need of refurbishing. LOL We didn't buy, but now I wish we had. LOL

  13. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    She did a great job on this beach condo. I did a three bedroom afew yaers ago that looked a lot like this one when we purchased it.


  14. Hi Susan. My heart went pitter-patter when I opened up your blog this morning and found part one of your feature of our little beach getaway. Thank you so much for the honor!! Take care. Suzy

  15. The French Hutch says

    The view was a great motivation tool. What a transformation. Who wouldn't love to have this condo at the beach to take the grands and enjoy that view!

    The French Hutch

  16. Those before shots are scary! Her vision was right on with making a small place seem much larger. Cute bunk area for the kids!

  17. The Mac's House says

    Boy does that look relaxing and extremely inviting….

    Great job Suzy! I can't wait to see the rest of the renovations.

    That's my kind of vacation getaway!


  18. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says

    WOW what a beautiful makeover!! Can't wait to see more! Martina

  19. Nice! LOVE the kid's bunks! 🙂

  20. Kathy Hammett says

    A successful redesign for 500 square feet can’t be easy, but she did it! Love using yellow with blue and green as secondary colors turned out lovely. Who doesn’t love airy and light? Nice job!

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