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RL Makeovers: A Complete Home Renovation in Quezon City

Kristine Neri-Magturo, principal designer of Urban Abode, collaborated with another designer to restore this family home to its former glory

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Gwyn Guanzon

In the 80s, homeowner Elisa Baldevarona and her family lived in the "model house" of their neighborhood. It wasn't particularly grand or luxurious, but it was filled with warmth. However, after an unforeseen domestic problem, the whole clan had to relocate to Tarlac and their beloved "model house" was rented out to five other families in the span of twenty years.

When Elisa and her family moved back to their old house to start a new life in Manila, all they found was a structure almost in ruins. Elisa explained that the home she loved became so ugly and neglected. The place depressed her so much that she dreaded coming home --after work, she would rather go straight to the mall.

To create a space that Elisa and the rest of her relatives would be happy to come home to, interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo and another designer had to work their magic. For this two-week renovation, they chose a refreshing Tiffany blue and yellow palette, refurbished the family's antique pieces, and added important furniture and decor.

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Read the original article ("Hope Floats") in the September 2010 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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How Much It Costs:

Handyman, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Howards Storage World
Paint and construction materials, pillows, decor, wooden organizers, LCD TV, refrigerator, DVD player - P 180,000
Mandaue Foam Furniture
Mattresses, couch, dining set, curtains and curtain rods - P 50,000
Philips
Lighting - P 15,772
Labor - P 44,000
Grand Total:
289,772

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