RL Picks: Top 8 Small Spaces

Compact but cozy condo homes all measuring 60sqm or less


Living in a limited area? Proper space planning and the right choice of furniture can improve your home.

Be inspired to turn tiny into terrific with 8 of our favorite small spaces:

23sqm Condo in Malate

Homeowner Doris Amora and her husband purchased a one-bedroom unit in Malate for their children Ken and Karen who go to the University of the Philippines Manila and Philippine Science High School in Quezon City, respectively. With the help of interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo, they now have a comfortable, hip-looking home furnished with clever solutions for compact living.

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30sqm Apartment with Shabby Chic Style

Entrepreneur Beam Mariano’s own handmade pieces lend a personalized feel to her 30sqm bachelorette pad. Located on the top floor of a walk-up apartment building, the studio unit is also filled with sweet pastels and recycled pieces.

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60sqm Loft-Type Condo in Quezon City

For a retired Baguio-based couple, this bi-level condo serves as their Quezon City home. Architect and designer Allen Oblena turned a bare unit into an inviting space with a classic contemporary look. The neutral color palette is complemented with an open-plan layout to create an airy ambiance and allow smooth transitions between areas.

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25sqm Condo for a Newlywed Couple

Newlyweds Ronnie and Janice Lim chose a mid-rise property close to Ronnie’s office that would allow him to spend less time on the road and more time with his wife in the comforts of their own home. Interior design consultant Elle Uy helped the couple make the most of their 25sqm studio with creative space-maximizing ideas.

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32sqm Condo with Affordable Pieces

For her 32sqm bachelorette pad in the city, homeowner Nancy Siy has perfected the practice of recycling old pieces and purchasing cheap but chic things. Another affordable trick that she tried was to paint the walls a refreshing aqua. These candy-colored walls made her space look interesting and also provided the perfect backdrop for her budget finds.

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30sqm Condo in Ortigas

In this 30sqm condo unit in Ortigas owned by interior designer Wilmer Lopez and Thor Balanon, gray walls and floors create the perfect setting for an industrial-meets-mid-century-modern style studio unit. Using gray walls and floors not only results in a raw, unrefined look, it also complements the signature shapes and textures often seen in mid-century modern furniture.

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50sqm Condo with Reupholstered Pieces

Architect and designer Allen Oblena’s 50sqm bi-level condo unit is furnished with recycled furniture, thrift store finds, and DIY pieces. While the furniture and accessories found in his home come from different places, they all coexist in harmony in Allen’s interesting home. 

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45sqm Condo with Modern Contemporary Style

Interior designer Jean Paul de la Rosa and his design assistant Deedae Antonio transformed a compact 45sqm studio unit with a functional lay-out and a neutral color scheme. To create more storage options, niches and nooks are turned into containers and custom-made and built-in pieces are used. 

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