Beachfront Bargain DIY Makeover from room to room from Island Princess 215, Okaloosa Island, Florida

Okay, this week’s HGTV Beach Flip room project was interesting. The room challenge was to create a Bonus Room / Den / Office / Extra Sleeping Space. Wow, that is a tall order to fill. Especially, in a small beach house sized room. As usual, some of the rooms were really lovely; however, they all seemed like a huge waste of space in a 3 bedroom beachfront home.

We took a different approach when updating our real life 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom Beach Flip. We’ve learned that there are some common amenities most people are looking for in a beach vacation home: lots of beds, lots of bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and above all an amazing oceanfront view. Not one of our guests have asked us, “Hey, where is the Bonus Room / Den / Office space?”

We own a small business. Consequently, we ALWAYS work when on vacation. But we certainly don’t need an entire “Bonus Room” with a wimpy little desk designated as a workspace. While on vacation, we work at the dinning room table, at the kitchen bar, tucked in bed, lounging on the sofa, out by the pool and best of all relaxing on the beach. Last thing we want to do on vacation is to cram ourselves in a dinky little office space. Even if we’re working, we want to hang with the family and we definitely want to enjoy the gorgeous beachfront view! The ocean is why we are on a beach vacation!

 

Welcome Back to Our Real Life Beach Flip on a Budget

DIY Beach Cottage Guest Room

Before & After . . .

DIY Beach Cottage Reno on a Budget from Island Princess 215

Guest Bedroom Before Photo

  • Bedroom 2 & 3 actually looked almost identical.
  • We designated the more central bedroom as the kids beach room and the one more tucked away as the queen guest room.

 

DIY Beach Cottage Renovation Guest Room from Island Princess 215

Guest Bedroom After Photo

  • The room is cozy and private with it’s own ensuite.
  • Perfect for a couples get away.

 

DIY Beach Cottage Renovation Guest Room from Island Princess 215

Guest Bedroom After Photo

  • Our design for our DIY beach condo renovation was a modern beach cottage style.
  • I blended more rustic pieces like the distressed bed and wooden paddle with the turquoise glass lamp and gold mirrored table.
  • And of course don’t forget to sparkle and RELAX while on vacation.

 

DIY Beach Cottage Renovation Guest Room from Island Princess 215

Guest Bedroom Shopping Guide (Budget $1000)

 

DIY Beach Cottage Renovation Guest Room from Island Princess 215

Our Real Life Beach Flip Series

 Be Our Guest at The Island Princess 215

Sunset at The Island Princess 215 on Okaloosa Island, Florida

The best part about our beach guest bedroom are the long walks on the beach at sunset. You can’t end an evening much better than that!

For more information and photos about our vacation home visit our listing on VRBO.com#673339.

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