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An Old House renovated into a Modern Family Home

A young couple updated the charm of an inherited dwelling in only three weeks on a budget of only P250,000

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Pictorial Direction: Joanne Enriquez-Bohol and Dagny Madamba

For years, Kai and Cyrus Cruz tried to find the perfect place to call their own. Much to their surprise, the ideal match came in an unexpected form: Kai’s childhood home. With its high ceiling and huge windows, the 40-year-old structure was certainly a prized find. However, the couple still had to renovate the dwelling into something more functional without losing the nostalgic appeal they both fell in love with.

Kai explains that being on a tight budget forces one to be innovative, imaginative, and resourceful. “We got our favorite, super affordable pieces from a lot of places! HMR and Mandaue Foam were such great shopping havens! We were able to buy our TV sets and our sofa set at HMR for around P20,000. At Mandaue Foam, we were so lucky to have purchased sale items like our dining table, lighting fixtures, and our bed for less than P30,000!”

She adds that they were able to do the renovation for their 3-bedroom, 2-storey house for around P250,000 – that already includes the furniture, appliances, and even their little garden.

Original article by Kathleen Valle. Pictorial direction by Joanne Enriquez-Bohol and Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read “Cozy for Two” in the March 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at  https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

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