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A 46.5sqm Unit turned into a DIY Haven

A doctor in a diving support sea vessel takes inspiration from his workplace

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Original Article: Rachelle F. Medina Photography: Paolo Feliciano Pictorial Direction: Nat M. Clave Styling: Dagny Madamba

Homeowner Bien Po is a doctor in a diving support sea vessel who’s into so many hobbies like photography, cooking, DIY projects, and so much more. Being out at sea six months a year got him accustomed to living in a limited space. This, he explains, is why the main inspiration of his 46.5sqm unit is a boat. “Parang inspiration sa akin ang boat life. Para sa akin, ang pinakamagandang design ang mga boat, kasi napaka-efficient sila sa pag-maximize ng space.”

True to his words, everything he needs in his condo are pretty much accessible. By the entrance and under the stairs is his L-shaped kitchen, which is an arm-span’s-length to the fridge and the dining table. A step or two away from the table will lead you to his living area, done in black-and-white and adorned with a variety of DIY pieces. Next to his white Chesterfield couch is the stairs leading to Bien’s bathroom and DIY studio. Beside it is his meter-and-a-half workstation, and finally, his loft bedroom, also full of DIY and upcycled items and junk turned into art.

Read the original article ("DIY Dream") in the February 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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