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RL Makeovers: A Clean and Clutter-Free Kitchen

The designer transforms a shared space with cheerful colors and organizing solutions

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Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Gwyn Guanzon

Passion is evident in every area of Jason and  Maui Drilon's home. There's the crafts room for her crocheted creations, the balcony for his organic farming stuff, the living room for their shelves and boxes of comic books, DVDs, and toys. And the kitchen is laden with paraphernalia for their chosen specialties -- Jason is into cooking comfort food, while Maui is a whiz in baking.

Though their kitchen is sizeable, the area grew cluttered and disorganized over the years, what with their combined inventory of ingredients, cookbooks, and a multitude of utensils. To improve things, the designer had to come up with solutions that would make the area more efficient. 

After assigning a new color scheme and applying fresh coats of paint, the next step was to make sure each kitchen task -- be it cooking, baking, cleaning or washing -- can be done with minimum movement to avoid bumps and spills (this was crucial since it is just a condo kitchen). The existing kitchen storage system was also evaluated, including the adjacent small room that serves as extra storage (and soon-to-be maid's room).

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Read the original article ("Kitchen Wars (No More!)") in the June 2011 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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