Array
Makeovers

An Extreme Makeover of a Pasay Studio Unit for Four

This major overhaul of 29sqm condo reveals a fantastic kitchen, living-dining area, and two private bedrooms!

Shares
Photography: courtesy of Elle Uy

Decorating a studio unit for one person is already challenging (like, where will you store all those shoes?), but planning a studio for four people or more has a totally different level of difficulty.  

Such was the dilemma of the homeowners of a 29sqm studio unit in Pasay City, who called on decorator Elle Uy to help them out. “The studio is less than 30sqm, and [they are] a family of three, plus one kasambahay, with a lot of guests sleeping over,” reveals Elle of the living situation. The main problem of the unit was that it lacked any sort of definition of space, with the living, dining, cooking, and sleeping areas blending into one another. Another problem was lack of storage.

Elle rolled up her sleeves, and in a one-month makeover, renovated the unit into a home that had distinct and organized living areas, two private bedrooms, and a proper working kitchen. Using her philosophy of “Decor Me Happy,” Elle infused bright and happy colors into her chosen Vintage-Industrial theme for the unit. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Kahit maliit siya, challenged ako sa floor plan and how to make the space work, pero I love the results,” the decorator says.  Check out the final before-and-after photos below: 

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Entry foyer


Elle reveals that ironically, it is the entry hallway that had the most space in the studio unit, so this is where she located the family’s main wardrobe closet (seen partially at left) and shoe cabinet. The steps at right lead to the new, main sleeping area. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

WATCH: Kryz Uy Gives Her Bedroom a Mini Makeover

Prior to the makeover, Kryz only had a bed and a single chair in her room.

Candle Warmer VS Traditional Candle: What’s the Difference?

Does warming work better than burning a wick?

Small Kitchen Appliances That Will Fit in a Small Kitchen

These are hardworking appliances, too.

8 Air Purifiers You Can Buy for Your Home, Depending on Your Budget

Consider it an investment for your family's good health and well-being.

This Outdoor Cafe in Rizal Has an Amazing View of the Sunset

Its dining area that overlooks the Metro Manila skyline!

Art in the Park 2021 Is Happening This February

Sixty galleries can be viewed online!

Bianca Gonzalez Gives a Sneak Peek of New Home in the South

She's excited about the big kitchen in her next family home!

See How This 16sqm Dining Area Was Converted Into a Home Office

Making do with what you have can go a long way.
Load More Stories

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