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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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