Array
Condos

Feel Like You're in New York City Inside This Loft-Type Condo

Industrial chic details and retro pop art accents turn this 49sqm unit into an Instagram-worthy rental home

Shares
Photography: Mark Chester Ang

The home is a reflection of our dreams and favorite things. Many of the spaces we’ve featured prove this—as seen in the homes taking inspiration from beaches and other travel destinations. After acquiring this loft-type condo unit in 2015, the owner spent six months improving the 49sqm space. Since he plans to rent it out, he worked on a design that’s unique, eye-catching, and Instagram-friendly. “I’ve always dreamt of living in a New York-styled industrial warehouse loft, just like in the movies, but since that never became a reality, this would have to do. Aside from having a loft, there’s also a two-floor window view, a common feature of many New York warehouse lofts,” says Paulino. The condo unit became a passion project for the owner, as he worked on the space only with the help of a skilled handyman who has worked on different renovation projects with his family.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Paulino spent his six-month renovation period well, allotting enough time for research, construction, and sourcing for the right pieces. “Choosing the furniture and accessories was a long and tricky process, but it became quite addicting and super fun! With my advertising and creative background, I already had an eye for design and building things,” says Paulino. While completing the space, he came across pipe furniture. “I have always loved Lego and tinkering around with PVC pipes for various building projects in the past. Instead of buying the main pieces of furniture, I designed them and had them built by our handyman. I sourced the raw materials and measured the space so that proportions were exact. 80 percent of the furniture in the unit was custom-designed and built,” he adds. Echoing the sentiments of other homeowners who chose the DIY path, Paulino finds joy and pride in the finished project. “[There’s] nothing more fulfilling than living in a space you’ve created yourself, more so if you get to share it with others,” he shares.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Living Area

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

How to Fake Natural Light When Your Home Doesn't Have a Lot of Windows

Avoid dark, heavy window treatments and keep furniture away from windows.

How to Live With Less? Stop Buying Things Just Because It's on Sale for Starters

The journey toward minimalism can be challenging, but it will be worth it.

Look Forward to Laundry Day With These Nifty Hacks

Make this dreaded household chore more manageable with these must-dos

This 28sqm Studio Unit in Bacolod is Perfect for Staycations

The design team created a compact yet inviting small home with a warmth that matches the vibe of the City of Smiles

7 Plants That Can Help You Keep Dengue Away

You need to do more than just plant them outside your home

Make Your Home Smell Like a Fancy Hotel for Less Than P700!

Shop for scented candles, room sprays, and more essentials while maintaining your budget

10 Things You Need to Clean to Avoid a Stinky Home

We tend to overlook how scent contributes to the first impression our house makes on guests �" or on us!

5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from this Family Home in San Juan

This home doesn't just have picture-perfect rooms. Let it inspire you to get organized.

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

Which One is Best for Your Home: A Diffuser or A Humidifier?

Here is a quick guide between a diffuser and humidifier to help you decide which one is better for your space
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!