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Ultimate Makeover

A 10-Day Studio Unit Makeover

Proper space planning and the addition of sleek, smart must-haves helped transform this once dull and cramped home

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Coni Tejada Interior Designer: Kristine Neri-Magturo

Given a small space to work with, many would initially assume that it's easier to style and decorate. While this can be true for some, there are homeowners who find it challenging to choose furniture pieces that fit and how to maximize the space. For this makeover, the owner had two adjacent units at her disposal—one serves as storage, while the other one functions as her primary house with living, dining, kitchen, and laundry areas.

Anyone would think that she can do a lot with the two units, but after three years of having access to the said spaces, both have become dull and disorganized. To help turn things around, interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo stepped in. The designer identified space planning as the main problem and came up with solutions to improve the key unit. After removing a few pieces, defining the areas, and adding streamlined pieces, the home became more cohesive and welcoming.

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