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Ultimate Makeover

An Unfinished House Gets an Extreme Makeover

Designer Aouie Lao worked with striking colors, well-chosen accessories, and time-tested small space solutions to give this three-year-old house a needed upgrade

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Original Article: Amillah Rodil Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon Interior Designer: Aouie Lao

Tight spaces are already challenging to work with—what more if these are cluttered and unfinished, too? This compact family home needed a bit of work. Aside from the bare walls that make it look drab and uninviting, the living, dining, and kitchen areas also occupy a cramped L-shaped space. Since the dining area is squeezed between the living area and the kitchen, enjoying meals together posed another problem as the makeshift table can only accommodate two people at a time.

To help solve these and give the owners a fresh start, Real Living once again worked with designer Aouie Lao. The house underwent an epic transformation—with bold tomato red walls breathing life to the main areas, elegant fixtures completing the new look, and a few simple adjustments to make the most of the space. At the end of the makeover, the lady of the house is beyond excited to finally show the “brand new” house to her husband.

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How Much It Costs:

Handyman Do It Center
Paint and painting materials - P 7,949
Uniwide EDSA Central
Dining table, Curtain rod for drapes - P 5,595
SM Department Store
Side table, curtain rod for sheer curtain, Taffy curtain panels, Sheer white curtain panels, Green throw pillow, various accessories - P 4,900
Handyman
Center table, ceiling fan with light - P 5,900
Kultura Filipino
Resin table lamp, Mother and child figurine - P 1,549
Our Home
Beech wall-mounted shelves, Throw pillows, accessories - P 1,899
Homestore
Beveled mirror - P 2,280
Regalong Pambahay
Ball candles - P 105
Labor—painting and carpentry - P 4,500
Labor—electrical works - P 700
Grand Total:
35,376

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