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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Most Popular Makeover Stories

Revisit the unforgettable and inspiring home transformations

Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

Aside from giving us decorating ideas that we can do at home, makeover stories inspire us that with the right vision and passion, we can transform our space into a functional and cozy space.

If you're planning a renovation project soon, we've compiled the most viewed stories online to give you tips and the right dose of inspiration:

A Complete Home Renovation in Quezon City

In just two weeks, Kristine Neri-Magturo and another designer restored this family home to its former glory. 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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A P150,000 Makeover for a 30sqm Townhouse

After asking the homeowner to donate or recycle the things they no longer needed, interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo worked on the design and chose the right color scheme and materials to create a fresh, clean look.

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A Living and Kitchen Transformation for Under P100,000

To improve this home, interior designer John Vigilia and his team repainted the living area with more visually appealing colors. Everything bright green was repainted white, and an accent wall was created by painting the largest wall in the area mustard yellow.

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A Kitchen Renovation in Cainta, Rizal

Real Living reader Jill Lejano turned the drab, dated, and messy kitchen in their two-storey house into a neat and organized area with a sleek modern appeal. 

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Built-in Cabinets for a Small Bedroom

In this family home, the mother and her son share one bedroom. To create a clean and cozy space, architects Ivy Tablante-Darilag and Edwin Patriarca of Structura Architects replaced the existing freestanding pieces with built-in cabinets.

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