Look How a Studio Unit Was Transformed Into a Resort-Like Home!Discover space-saving ideas that can help you turn a compact apartment into a relaxing home
How do you turn a small space into a cozy and relaxing home? Keeping it clean and organized is a must, and investing in the right pieces is another. Many believe that it’s difficult to update a small home because it has the tendency to look cramped if you have too many furniture or boring if you stick to basic pieces.
As seen in this studio unit in Bacolod, you can have the furniture and décor you want without coming home to a suffocating space. The trick is incorporating space-saving solutions and extra storage to keep clutter at bay. Designed by interior designer Marianne Jardeleza and contractor Julian Velasco, the condo unit features a modern Asian look that’s reminiscent of resorts.
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“The unit was originally designed for an adorable senior couple. They wanted a modern, relaxing, and elegant space. Their plan, at first, was just to have it designed to be rented out in the future. However, since their daughter was about to have her own family, they decided to let her use the unit first,” says Marianne.
A smart divider was incorporated into the final look to separate the sleeping area from the rest of the space and give the owners enough privacy.
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Living, dining and sleeping areas
“Since the space was quite limited and we were working on a budget, we made sure that every part was well-thought-of. We didn’t want to put something without purpose so we incorporated as much storage and seating as we can,” explains the interior designer.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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Aside from privacy, the owners also requested for a recliner sofa, additional seating in the living area, and a ton of storage.CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended VideosADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Chic and elegant, the dining area boasts of a chandelier and a back-lit wall accent with a carved wooden artwork. The owners requested for a four-seating dining table, and the designers chose to complete the area with a customized solid Narra table paired with matching dining chairs from Mandaue Foam.“We had to think about how we could separate the bedroom from the rest of the space without totally closing it off and ensuring that all areas are kept well-ventilated,” shares Marianne. To solve this, they decided to add a slatted partition – an option that provides privacy while still letting light stream into the unit.
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Before the unit’s renovation, it only had a built-in kitchen base cabinet with a sink and a countertop. To make it more functional, the design team had overhead cabinets installed and painted with white duco finish.The pretty hexagonal tiles with faux marble finish serve as the kitchen’s focal point.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The bedroom is completed with a bed that packs a punch in terms of style and storage. “It has an upholstered headboard with warm LED lighting for ambiance, built-in storage underneath, and two floating bedside tables with pull-out drawers,” says Marianne.