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See 2020’s Best #BudgetPeroFancy Home Makeovers By Moms And Dads!
PHOTO BY (LEFT TO RIGHT) Courtesy of Christine Ano, Anna Katrina Ramos-Marcos, and Michelle Trinidad
  • If there’s one good thing that came out of the community quarantine, it’s that parents finally had the time to make their dream home makeovers a reality. Whether it was a do-it-yourself (DIY) project or done on a budget, the before and after transformations are truly stunning and inspiring.

    Best home makeovers in 2020

    Whether it was through our parenting community, Smart Parenting Village or stories sent via email, moms and dads proved you can achieve a #budgetperofancy home. Here are the best living room, kitchen, and bedroom makeovers we’ve seen this year!

    A tropical home for Php15,000

    From gloomy and makalat to bright and refreshing!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Christine Año

    This living and dining room renovation was one of our most-read stories of 2020! Dad Eduardo Año and his daughter Christine worked together to turn their gloomy and makalat first floor into a bright and refreshing space.


    They pulled off a tropical, minimalist theme with a budget of Php15,000. Eduardo transformed old pieces of furniture — a computer table into a TV console and leftover wood into shelves — while Christine DIY’d picture frames and shopped for furniture and décor from online stores.

    “It looks different from before,” Christine tells SmartParenting.com.ph. “It’s a very big achievement and we enjoyed staying in and relaxing at home because of the cozy and vibrant vibe.”

    See how they did the living and dining room makeover here.

    ‘Dirty’ to chic kitchen makeover

    Ang ganda!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Michelle Trinidad

    A kitchen makeover can get expensive, but mom Michelle Trinidad challenged herself to do one with a budget of Php50,000. It was very timely since their helper left right before the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) started and she and her family had no choice but to fend for themselves.

    “I thought of doing a makeover for our backyard, which serves as our dirty kitchen, so we can be more inspired to level up our cooking skills,” the 38-year-old mom of one shared.

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    She drafted the look using Microsoft PowerPoint, bought construction materials from the village hardware and DIY’d the rest of the accents. Michelle fashioned a wall clock from a bilao, reused empty peanut butter jars for spices, repurposed wine bottles for condiments, and more.

    Now the dirty kitchen looks classy! Michelle is certainly cooking more, thanks to the makeover. See how she did it here.

    A minimalist bedroom on a budget

    From cluttered to chic!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Anna Ramos-Marcos

    Mom Anna Katrina Ramos-Marcos and her family were used to sleeping on a mattress in their living room since their bedroom was used as a playroom and workstation. But the community quarantine made them realize they needed a more comfortable and relaxing sleeping area.

    Anna used her savvy shopping skills to transform the “worn-out box we call our room” into a chic but cozy space. She shopped from Facebook Marketplace, Shopee, and SM Home.


    While she initially challenged herself to stick to a Php20,000 budget, she ended up spending a little more (Php37,000) for décor and accessories. Still, it was worth it because her husband and 7-year-old daughter was so happy with how their bedroom turned out!

    See how Anna achieved a minimalist bedroom here.

    Want to share your #budgetperofancy home makeover? Email us at smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com and tell us about your project. For more home improvement and renovation ideas, click here.

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