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RL Makeovers: A Chic yet Comfortable Home for 70-year-old Grandparents

Discover how design consultant Elle Uy completely changed the living, kitchen, dining, and bath areas in only two weeks

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Vincent Coscolluela Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba Design Consultant: Elle Uy

At 70 and 74-years-old respectively, it was becoming difficult for homeowners Nemencio and Gween Nicodemus to climb the stairs and go to their own bedroom. To make things easier, they would often eat, sleep, and entertain visitors in the living room of their family home. However, the area was too messy and cluttered – it was not a versatile space fit for all of their needs.

To help Nemencio and Gween, their daughter-in-law, Lanie Apostol-Nicodemus, joined Real Living’s makeover contest. Much to Lanie’s surprise, design consultant Elle Uy agreed to renovate the living area and the rest of the first floor! Elle organized the things and worked with the awkward, “pie-shaped” layout of the 30-year-old house. She was able to create clean, clutter-free, and cozy spaces that would be ideal for different activities.

Read the original article ("Everything’s Coming Up Roses”) in the December 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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