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5 Small Nooks You Can Create

Even the tiniest of spaces can be functional

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Photography: At Maculangan and Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photos)

Don’t you just hate it when you see an unused corner, especially in a condo unit? Every square meter counts, so make all corners count, too. You can turn these into functional areas! Here are ideas to consider:

1. A spot by the window

You don’t always have to furnish a reading nook with a wing chair and a footstool. Sometimes, all you need are comfortable cushions and pillows, like what yoga enthusiast and teacher Nancy Siy din on this corner in her studio unit.

2. Space in between a bathroom and a closet 

This spot is so tight, but doctor and homeowner Bien Po managed to turn it into a workspace that's complete with a desk, a chair, and drawers underneath.

3. On a stairs landing

Architect Allen Oblena created a small work area on the stairs landing in his bi-level condo unit. A raffia accent wall grounds the area, which is furnished with a vintage writing desk and an upholstered stool. 

4. At the foot of the bed

You can also put a reading nook at the foot of your bed, especially if it faces a window. A simple chair and a small table are all you need, aside from your favorite reads. 

5. Pulled down from a wall

Interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo was able to create a study table out of a tight space in a 5sqm children’s room. The desk can be folded toward the wall when not in use.

PHOTOS: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions | At Maculangan | Rene Mejia (3 & 4) | Vincent Coscolluela  

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