Tips and Guides

3 Best Things About Living with Your Sibling

It feels like you've never left home sweet home

Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo)

We've said it before and we're saying it again, choosing to live in a condo unit is practical compared to commuting every day to work or school. The next big challenge would be to find someone you can share the space with. Of course, you can't just invite anyone! You can ask your best friend, an officemate, or someone you can share the responsibilities with. You don't really have to search far and wide! Invite your sibling to live with you. It's more fun, secure, and your parents won't worry too much.

We've listed down a couple of reasons why living with a brother or a sister is the best: 

It makes the space much more homey

If you live far away from the family home, there are days when you miss your parents too much and the feel of being at home. This holds true especially during days when you have problems and challenges at work. Having your sibling around makes it easier for you to cope with stress as you have someone to talk to. It feels like you've never left home at all! 

They make it easier to adjust to the new space

Imagine living in a new unit with a person you're not really close to. It definitely takes adjustment to a whole new level. Living with a sister or a brother is easier since you are already aware of each other's quirks, habits, and routines. 

Photo by Marc Jao.

It makes your bond stronger

Now that you have each other to lean on in your own little home, we're sure that your bond is stronger than ever. If before, you only get to spend time during family meals and bonding activities, this time you get to do most things together. Each task or errand is an instant opportunity to bond and you get know each other better, too!

Photo by Rene Mejia.

What are other things that you love about living with your siblings? Share your stories with us by sending an e-mail to reallivingonline[at] You can also send us a message on Facebook

More on

Jumpstart Your Day: 4 Ideas for a Shared Bedroom

4 Lessons We Learned from Living With a Roommate

4 Storage Tips for Shared Bedrooms


Latest Stories

You Only Need P5,000 To Work On These Home Improvement Projects

The best part? These can increase the value of your space, too.

What's Inside The Vatican Walls?

Aside from having one of the largest collections of art in the world, the Vatican holds many other treasures

Meet The Architect Behind This Industrial-Pinoy Home

Inspired by the Bahay Kubo, this architect worked with industrial details and affordable building materials to create an inviting space

Is It Possible to Paint Over Tiles?

No one likes the sight of lackluster tiles. Know what to do with these tips from an interior designer.

A Sneak Peek at the New Clark City

A Singaporean consulting firm has been tapped for the development project

You Can Use Wallpaper On The Ceiling, Too

Talk about having a one-of-a-kind accent in your space

Rockwell's Glasshouse Is The Chicest Restaurant Out There

Fashion retailer Harlan + Holden's response to the global trend of lifestyle dining is this airy and beautiful restaurant

6 Ways Wallpaper Can Enhance A Very Small Room

Wallpaper isn't just for huge, sprawling homes—the colors and patterns of this wall finish can visually enlarge a tiny space

Divisoria Home Finds You Can Buy For P500 or Less

Shop ‘til you drop at this bargain hotspot

Practical Tips For Collecting Art From An Art Gallery Owner

You don't have to spend a fortune to have a sizable collection

6 Places To Visit in Angono, Rizal This Long Weekend

Take a day trip to this artists' haven in Rizal and enjoy local art with a side order of culture and exotic food

Did You Know That Color Can Control Your Mood?

Believe it or not, your paint choices play a huge role in how you feel
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!