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RL Makeovers: A Colorful 30sqm Condo for Four Roommates

A plain and messy studio unit is transformed into a girly but organized space

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Jun Pinzon Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba

Homeowner Sunshine Perez was used to living in a well-organized place, but when she moved into a condo with her cousins, Rochelle and Rizza, and their friend, Gan, she had to deal with the mess. “Sanay ako na maayos ang bahay. Frustrating kapag medyo magulo yung tinitirhan,” Sunshine shares.

It was this frustration that prompted Sunshine, a teacher temporarily based in Seoul, to write to Real Living for a makeover. “Gusto kong ma-organize na siya, kasi once na pumasok ka, puro cabinet,” Sunshine says. “Parang hindi ka naglu-look forward umuwi. You’d want to spend more time outside than in your own place,” Gan adds.

Interior designer Wilmer Lopez of W. Lopez Designs says the main problem of the unit was storage. “Yung space kasi, studio siya, so ang ideal na occupant dalawa. But there are four, so consideration yung lifestyle nila,” he explains.

Wilmer and his in-house designers  Elvin Santos and Bril Flores-Sanchez set out to re-create the depressing unit into a functional, stylish space fit for the dwellers’ dainty personalities. The walls of the foyer, kitchen and dining area were painted aqua, while pink graces the living and sleeping areas.  All existing furniture were replaced with sleek new ones from Crossings Department Store, complemented by bright décor courtesy of W. Lopez Designs and Space Encounters.

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Read the original article ("Girl Power") in the May 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.  

How Much It Costs:

Crossings Department Store
Sofa bed, bar stools, coffee table, tea table, hamper, ottoman, storage boxes, floor lamp, bird cage, assorted mugs and plates, dust bin, mirror, and vases - P 60,000
W. Lopez Designs and Space Encounters
Table lamp, pillows, trays, "tweet" artwork, Pagoda wall organizer, partial cost of labor and materials - P 70,285
Labor and Materials
Painting and electrical materials, light bulbs, fluorescent lighting, vinyl sticker, pin lights, drawers, mattress, and more - P 40,000
Grand Total:
170,285

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