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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Must-See Family Homes

Be inspired by these cozy and well-though-out spaces

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

What do you love most about your home? Aside from the furniture, accessories, and appliances that make it more functional and comfortable, we love coming home to our spaces because it's the special place where we can spend quality time with friends and loved ones.

A lot of us invest in different ways to improve the home. Some opt for new gadgets while there are those who go for full-blown renovation projects. If you're planning a home makeover soon, here are fives spaces that you may want to check out for design and decor ideas:

Welcoming a new member of the family? To welcome new members, there are families who opt for house extension projects. If this is the route that you're going, find inspiration from this family home in Bacolod. With the expertise of interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo, a new wing connected to the original home was built.

The extension showcases a contemporary design, solid wood antique furniture, and vintage Filipino pieces.

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

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Have you always wanted to have a family home in the province? This home can be your perfect escape from the demands of city life! Take inspiration from this renovated 150sqm home in Baguio City designed by interior designer Frenjick Quesada.

To make your living room cozy, you may work with wooden elements that add warmth. Opt for wood furniture and flooring. Work with an area rug to separate the space from the rest of the home. Add floor pillows that the family can use during movie nights.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

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Consider your home's current style. Will it still be applicable after a few years' time? This family home used to have a French-Provencal look but after the arrival of the homeowners' sons, they had to factor in the inputs of the kids, too. They settled on an Asian theme—elegant and a bit masculine with the use of dark wooden fixtures.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

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Recently moved into a new home? You can immediately make it warm and cozy by using pieces from the old house. Refurbish an old side table, update an old cabinet, and work with vintage pieces that you can find in thrift shops. Be inspired by this home filled with DIY projects set against a black-and-white palette.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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With the help of architect Jouie Rumpal Tumanda, the homeowners were able to achieve the dream home that they've always wanted. The clean lines and floor-to-ceiling windows help highlight the beauty of the pieces made from natural materials.

If you would like to have a similar feel in your own home, you may want to invest in quality furniture and other wooden touches. Maximize natural light as well by opting for sheer white curtains. Add a few Filipino accessories, too.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

Click here to see more photos and view the complete home tour.

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