• Size Is Not a Problem in These Family Homes (One as Small as 48sqm!)

    Look at how these families maximized their small space.
    by Cielo Anne Calzado .
Size Is Not a Problem in These Family Homes (One as Small as 48sqm!)
PHOTO BY Jilson Tiu
  • Nowadays, building a family home isn’t limited to buying a house and lot or constructing a dream home from scratch. Many families consider renting an apartment or purchasing a condo unit because it seems ideal for their current situation. But given your belongings and the number of people who will use the space, is it really practical to live in a condo?

    As you will see below, size wasn’t a problem for these owners turn who managed to transform units that measure less than 100sqm into functional and cozy spaces they proudly call home.

    How these families maximized a small space

    A 48sqm condo unit for a family of 3

    The owners opted for a clean, Scandinavian-inspired look for their home in the city.
    PHOTO BY Vincent Coscolluela

    Having a second home in Pasig proved to be practical for the owners of this condo unit given the traffic they had to endure on a daily basis when they used to drive to and from the South. It also proved to be a practical choice for their son who just started college. While the 48sqm condo is much smaller compared to their real home, they made it work by working with maaliwalas colors and furnishing the space with only the essentials.

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    The plus in this unit is this empty hallway converted into a study area. There's also a painted glass wall for notes and reminders.
    PHOTO BY Vincent Coscolluela

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    A 56sqm two-bedroom condo for the whole family

    This bright and maaliwalas look has industrial touches.
    PHOTO BY Dairy Darilag
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    To give back to his parents, an OFW purchased this two-bedroom condo unit and worked with an interior designer to maximize the space and make it more comfortable. The result is a bright and airy family home where they can also invite and entertain guests on weekends.

    The second bedroom features a customized bunkbed to accommodate his siblings.
    PHOTO BY Dairy Darilag

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    A 60sqm condo for a mom and her son

    The designers painted an accent wall featuring bold colors to liven up the living area.
    PHOTO BY Dairy Darilag
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    The owner hired interior designers to transform the unit into a bright and lively space — in five days! Aside from decorating the living and dining areas with bold colors like yellow and orange, the designers also improved the bedrooms of their clients and brought in small-space-friendly furniture to keep the unit from looking cramped.

    The son’s cozy bedroom had Star Wars-inspired shelves.
    PHOTO BY Dairy Darilag

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    A 72sqm condo for a young doctor and his future family

    A small space doesn't mean you can't have a big furniture piece like this sectional sofa.
    PHOTO BY Hans Fausto
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    The parents bought this condo unit for their son, who is a doctor, and his future family. With the help of a design consultant, the once bare unit became a modern haven with two bedrooms, a closet, and a compact kitchen. Since they decided to work with a neutral palette, it will be easier for the doctor to update the space livelier colors and furniture.

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    The son's bedroom has a work area with a view of the city skyline.
    PHOTO BY Hans Fausto
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    A 90sqm condo unit for a small family

    The condo owner made sure to maximize that natural light coming from the windows and created an open layout.
    PHOTO BY Michael Angelo Chua
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    How can you make a 90sqm condo unit work when you have a toddler? This condo unit in Quezon City features an open layout for the living and dining areas, plants to liven it up, and colors that add to the spacious feel.

    Aside from having a huge dining table where her toddler can draw and play, the owner shares that he usually paints his school projects in the kitchen counter that doubles as a breakfast nook.
    PHOTO BY Michael Angelo Chua

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    A 96sqm condo unit for a couple and their two kids

    Adding a pattern (like in this rug) goes a long way in making sure your neutral theme doesn't become boring.
    PHOTO BY Jilson Tiu
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    In transforming this three-bedroom condo, the owners wanted to have a space where they can work, play, and entertain guests. With a clean and inviting Scandinavian-inspired look, this family home is homey and charming – with common areas that are perfect for making guests feel at home.

    Our favorite area is definitely the study/entertainment area where the kids can play and do their homework.
    PHOTO BY Jilson Tiu
    Of course, the kids’ bedroom features a mini basketball hoop as décor, action figurines, and a racetrack area rug.
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