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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Cozy Family Homes

Unique details and heartwarming stories make these spaces stand out

Photography: Jun Pinzon (Main Photo)

What do you love most about your home? We’re sure that each of us has a story to tell and each room tells a story of its own. After all, not all homes are the same – each has a defining characteristic that makes it special.

Whether you are looking for design and decorating ideas or you simply want to view inspiring spaces, here are five homes that will surely kick-start your day.

Through extensive construction work, wooden floors from old buildings, and antique wooden furniture, architect Lara Fernandez-Barrios and her husband, JB were able to give their two-storey house a new look. To open up the house and create an illusion of bigger space, a skylight was added for more natural light.

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After dreading the typhoon season for years, the owners of this home decided to build their property two meters above street level. With the help of architect Raymond Co, the house now has wide, airy spaces with small gardens throughout the open plan.

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The owners of this home faced numerous problems which include: the absence of proper plumbing, pests, and leaks. Design consultant Grace Moslares stepped in to help the owners achieve a safe and cozy dwelling. The Filipiniana-style home showcases sentimental pieces and other unique décor.

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Following the design philosophy of landscape designer Rodney Cornejo: “Anything that’s in your backyard, you just have to enhance it,” the owners of this Iligan City property chose to maximize their lush surroundings.

The living and dining areas let plenty of natural light in while from the living space, a wooden deck leads down to a clear stream.

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This eclectic modern contemporary home highlights a clean minimalist space filled with art and toy collections. Given the predominantly white rooms, the prints, paintings, and vinyl toys serve as quirky accents.

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