Project Valencia is a multi family (apartment) community in Plano that was in dire need of an update in order to attract future residents AND to provide a welcoming space for current residents. These before & after images will walk you through the transformation.
If you don’t have the time to watch the video, here are a few of the images included in the resulting (after) space. But seriously, come back and check out the side by side before & after images, it’s totally worth your time!
In order to manage costs, we kept the countertop granite in place. But we removed the cabinets that were on the back wall and replaced them with floating wood shelves. The shelves are for decorative items only, as the essentials fit in the lower cabinets and drawers. We also painted a dark accent wall and chalk painted the coffee design. The pendant lights are new too.
Don’t those orange stools just POP in front of the counter?!
We pulled up all of the linoleum flooring and stained the concrete. This is a great solution for public spaces. It’s not a LOT less expensive than some flooring solutions, but it is a LOT more attractive than some of those options.
Opposite the kitchen is a play area for residents. The pool table is covered in black felt. We used a faux wood application to add a bit of a rustic industrial vibe. This application is duplicated on the other side of the same wall AND in the entry leasing area for a cohesiveness in the entire open room.
This view (below) gives you some perspective. Back left side of the image is the leasing area, to the right of that as you look at the photo is the kitchen you saw in the first image (although the orange counter stools are hidden behind the couch and pillows – bummer) and the pool table is far right in the image.
This is a corner for gathering and watching television. Or waiting. Or having coffee. Those little stools are surprisingly comfortable! You can see the wooden wall treatment repeated here.
Looking from the couch into that corner we just visited. You can also see the fireplace detail. Oh, and that smoking hot concrete coffee table. That isn’t going to move anywhere anytime soon.
The leasing “office” space is show-stopping. Especially since it’s the first thing you see when you walk through the door to the clubhouse. The exposed lighting is hung en masse for a design feature with a low budget. Well, except for the labor to install about a dozen fixtures.
You can see the wooden wall treatment sneaking in on the wall in this image.
We were very happy with the results of this project. We spent a lot of time going back & forth with the client, because some of the design elements were a little funky but we think they all came together well. Don’t forget to check out the video when you get the chance!
What about you? Would you enjoy spending time here if you had to live in an apartment community?