Tips and Guides

Building 101: The Contemporary Pinoy Bathroom

Traditional details will bring you back to the colonial era


Evoke a contemporary Filipino vibe in your bath with traditional details that bring you back to the past. Update the look with clean, streamlined bathroom fixtures, and with a palette of beiges, browns, and grays.

Picks by Tala Singson. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno (anchor photo) and Jun Pinzon (products).

Read the original article (“T&B Trends") in the RL Notebook of the March 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

The Contemporary Pinoy Bathroom

If you have no space for a bathroom counter, you can opt for a round lavatory with pedestal. Top it with a capiz or wood-framed mirror to complete the look.

Pozzi DV-203 Bathroom Cabinet

(set of bathroom counter, cabinet, and mirror), P78,000, Wilcon Depot

TA003 Two-Piece Washdown Dual Flush Fittings

P13,000, Homestore

HCG Single-hole Basin Mixer LF0101HPX

P4,000, MC Home Depot

QES Plastic Showerhead AY 14

P1,900, Homestore

HCG Wave Bathtub

Price unavailable, MC Home Depot

For the tiles:

Hampton Beige, price available upon request, Mozzaico

Mariwasa Ylang Ylang Beige, P63.15/piece, MC Home Depot

Lepanto Pinos Gray, P32/piece, MC Home Depot

Alecto Linea Matt, price available upon request, Mozzaico

Marmo Dochi, price available upon request, Mozzaico

*Prices are subject to change. 

To view a list of stores and suppliers, click here. 


Latest Stories

5 Creative and Affordable Wrapping Ideas For Christmas

Are you excited for the holiday season, too?

6 Fantastic Small Space Makeovers

How can you deal with cramped cooking corners and tiny bedrooms? Let these transformations teach you a trick or two.

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Would You Try "Death Cleaning?"

We've got everything you need to know about this new Swedish decluttering trend

5 Secrets Of A Functional Kitchen

Are you dreaming of having the most efficient scullery? These tips might just do the trick.

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level

This Quiapo Day Tour Will Make You Love Old Manila Again

Go on a DIY Quiapo adventure and look beyond the vendors. Say a prayer, have your fortune told, take a peek at a mysterious pagoda, and visit beautiful ancestral houses from a more genteel past.

10 Ways To Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Show your favorite pairs some tender loving care with these tips

A One-Bedroom Unit Transformed into a Two-Bedroom Home

The designers of this 45sqm condo in Manila created a functional space with an urban contemporary appeal that’s perfect for its young occupants

Here's Why You Should Skip Bringing Your Phone To The Bathroom

Trust us, liking that photo on Instagram can wait for a few minutes

7 Planners For An Inspired 2018

Stay organized and keep your goals in sight with these picks

These Christmas Ornaments Will Make You Feel Like Dancing

Celebrate a yearly Christmas ballet tradition with The Nutcracker collection
Load More Stories

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