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Ultimate Makeover

A Complete Makeover for a Family Home

In just 10 days, design consultant Grace Moslares and the makeover team were able to give this property a major overhaul

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Rene Mejia Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon Design Consultant: Grace Moslares

From showering us with unconditional love to giving us the best in everything, there’s really nothing parents wouldn’t do for their children. You’d agree when we say that the same applies when we already have jobs and our own paychecks. We pay it forward by treating our parents to trips, nights out, and giving them the things they need. For 2009’s Ultimate Makeover winner, giving back to her parents meant joining Real Living’s annual contest in the hope of having their family home improved. Since her father undergoes dialysis three times a week, a huge chunk of the budget goes to medical expenses and they barely have time to keep the house in order. Over time, it started to show signs of wear and tear—as termites took over the walls, leaks have damaged the roof, and clutter is everywhere.

Design consultant Grace Moslares and the makeover team were more than willing to help the family, and in just 10 days, it seems as if a new house was built. The different areas of the home were improved and the problems were addressed with smart solutions. Given a heartwarming goal in mind and the support of the whole family (and their neighbors, too!), the project became a team effort and truly one of the most memorable makeovers in RL history.

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Living Area

How Much It Costs:

Mandaue Foam
Three-seater sofa, dining set, bed and mattress, study desk, wardrobe, area rug, accent lights, table lamp, wrought-iron rods, vases - P 54,785
Handyman
Construction materials, paint, and paint materials - P 58,662
Robinsons Department Store
Pillows (also used as wall hangings), curtains (also used as cushion covers), kitchenware and utensils, rice cooker, silver rods, frames, rugs, bathroom accessories, mattresses, storage units - P 50,000
Robinsons Appliances
LCD TV, range, air-conditioner, exhaust fans, stand fans, oven toaster - P 50,000
Construction materials for roof - P 34,377
Labor courtesy of Magara Designs - P 58,660
Additional labor costs - P 1,690
Additional materials - P 486
Grand Total:
308,660

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