Array
Ultimate Makeover

An All-White Makeover by a Mom-and-Daughter Tandem

The two bonded over sprucing up the outdated common areas in their family home

Shares
Photography: courtesy of the Homeowners

There’s something about waking up to a bright and cheerful space every day. It can lighten up your mood and make you feel ready to take on another day. What if you’re seeing outdated nooks and worn-out furniture? Just like Janica, you can use it as an inspiration to work on a home improvement project!

“Our house looked lonely and lacked that welcoming quality. We felt like our living room was no longer a place we can hang out in as a family, plus the space and furniture are no longer comfortable,” she shares with Realliving.com.ph. Motivated to turn things around, she enlisted the help of her mother, Mary Ann, and their neighbors who are construction workers.

Mary Ann was in charge of handling the budget, with Janica taking care of the planning and decorating. “My mom was so supportive of my ideas and we would even go to upholstery shops, surplus stores, and local markets here in Bacolod City,” recalls Janica.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

It took them two months to complete the new look of their living, dining, and kitchen areas since they had to adjust to the schedule of the workers. Though it took some time, the two are more than happy with what they were able to achieve. “We really saved a lot because we repainted and reupholstered our furniture pieces instead of buying new ones. I also did some DIY and brought in secondhand items,” Janica says.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

See the rest of the makeover below:

Before


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Most of the makeover budget was allotted for ceiling repair. Since the house was built in the 1980s, its ceiling has to be replaced with a more durable material.

After


Once done, painting and decorating were accomplished. The common areas now sport an all-white look that’s easy on the eyes, making the first floor look more spacious.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Before


The kitchen looks outdated and cluttered prior to the makeover. Cloth was used to cover the cabinets under the sink, too.

After


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Keeping within the theme, the cabinets were given fresh coats of paint. Proper cabinet doors were also installed for the cabinets under the countertop. If you look closely, you’ll notice that after repairing the ceiling, there’s now a space between the top of the overhead cabinets and the ceiling. To make use of this space, curated pieces are on display.

Before


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

After


Instead of keeping the dining area beside the kitchen, Janice moved it to the side by the window, freeing up space in the cooking area. This allows them to install droplights that define the dining nook.

Before


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

This part of the home used to have a TV set and other entertainment essentials.

After


To maximize the space, they carved out a seating area with a cozy, tropical-inspired theme. This is an ideal space to set up a nook since there’s natural light streaming through the windows—making it an ideal hang out spot whether you’re reading or enjoying a quick snack.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Before


The old living area looked uninviting and gloomy. “The sofa had ripped edges and the paint on the walls was old and chipping,” Janica says.

After


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The revamped living area now has a new rug, freshly painted walls, striking accents, and a lovely reupholstered sofa. The tufting adds flair to the sofa, adding a touch of elegance to the space. To separate the living area from the dining and kitchen areas, a wooden divider is seen at the back of the seating piece. Since it has slats, light and air can still pass through, keeping it from looking cramped.

“This is what I’ve envisioned since the beginning of our project. Whenever I wake up in the morning and go to the living room, the house has that cozy and welcoming vibe. I’m happy and grateful that we achieved our goal,” muses Janica.

* * *

Have you recently spruced up your room or renovated your home? We'd definitely love to see the result! Send clear photos (with your full name, city address, and accompanying kuwento) to [email protected] with the subject "DIY Makeover" and we may just feature your DIY project!

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

More on Realliving.com.ph

Latest Stories

The Most Affordable Noche Buena Food Products According to DTI

We found a price list of all your favorite Noche Buena ingredients.

It's Going to Be an Expensive Christmas for Filipinos Thanks to Inflation

Filipinos are feeling the effects of inflation.

Mitsukoshi Fresh Just Opened and Here's What You can Get

Here is some food finds at Mitsukoshi's supermarket.

The Philippines Among the Worst in Income Inequality in Asia, According to the World Bank

The World Bank still noted the Philippines' progress over the past three decades.

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera Give Us a Sneak Peak of Casa Dantes

According to Dingdong Dantes, Casa Dantes took two decades to build, and they're happy about this milestone!

This Farm-To-Market Government Initiative Sells Affordable Vegetables

Check the schedule if there's one near you!

Chito Miranda Reveals Neri Invests on Land Instead of Bags

Plus, they shared a very important tip if you want to invest or start a business.

Japan Will Build the Railway Project From Tutuban to Malolos

A trip from Malolos to Manila will take less than 40 minutes.

OG Spot Comida China de Manila Is Making a Comeback

After closing their original Pasig outpost in May, they're making a comeback.

Wake Up to a Glorious View of the Beach at This Five-Star Resort in Panglao

Rates for their signature suite start at P14,500.
Load More Stories