Building & Renovating

7 Things to Love About This Two-Storey Rest House in San Mateo, Rizal

Check out the furniture pieces and personal spaces in this vacation home

Photography: Marc Jao

What happens when an aspiring interior designer builds her own house? In the case of this homeowner, she was able to create a beautiful 300sqm weekend home in San Mateo, Rizal!

While architect Renato Carpio and contractor Nikki Bustos were in charge of the construction process, the homeowner carefully planned the space, worked on the architectural design, and chose the furniture and decor on her own.

If you would also like to build, renovate, or improve your own space, here are the 7 things that can inspire you:

The Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

The floor-to-ceiling windows provide the family and their friends with picturesque views of the sprawling 1800sqm lot. These clear glass panes also let more sunlight in and make the space appear bigger than it really is.

The Eames Molded Plastic Chairs

A few steps away from the living area is the dining area furnished with Eames-inspired dining chairs. The molded plastic seats and the wire and wooden legs look sleek and streamlined. 

The One-Wall Kitchen

If you want to make the most of a small area, you can opt for a one-wall kitchen! Since the refrigerator, sink, and stove can be found against one wall, you can have more space for other things. 

The Jacuzzi

Since the homeowner loves to tend to her vegetable garden and enjoy the great outdoors, she spends a lot of time in this open area.

The space is completed with a small heated jacuzzi perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a long day at work.

The Wing Chairs

What can you do with an empty space on the second floor? You can invest in a few paintings or sculptures, but you can also consider a pair of wing chairs. Wing chairs are just as interesting and impressive as artworks, but they can also serve a functional purpose. You can use them as extra seats for reading or relaxing.

The Spacious Bedroom

A small bedroom can make you feel stressed and suffocated! In line with this thought, you should only keep the essentials in your own bedroom — owning fewer pieces can make the space seem airy and open!

To make the area even more spacious, you can also opt for light neutral shades, warm wooden tones, and pops of bright blue shades.

The Lighting Fixture

The most eye-catching piece in the guest bedroom is the lighting fixture in between the two beds! This unique item illuminates the space and adds character to this personal sanctuary.

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