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Mom Transformed Her 'Sampayan' Into A Relaxing 'Tambayan' For Only P2,000
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Eunice Cleofas
  • After almost a year of being cooped up at home, many of us have learned to make the most out of our spaces. Previously, we’ve featured a freelancer who turned his small bedroom into a loft to make room for a workstation. This time, working mom Eunice Cleofas shares how she transformed her small terrace into a cozy hangout spot for her family.

    Prior to the makeover, Eunice simply used her terrace as a sampayan. “We would hang our clothes here and even store some [unused items],” she told Real Living in an email interview. “I always dreamed of having a work area [at home] where I [can] unwind and think creatively. And so, I thought of renovating our terrace."


    To liven up her balcony, Eunice painted her grills and walls in white. “I also placed artificial grass on the floor to cover the old tiles.”


    She bought the faux grass from the Facebook Marketplace, which cost a total of Php1,500. When asked how she keeps the carpet clean, Eunice said, “I simply use a vacuum cleaner! Then on rainy days, I would just roll [the faux grass].” 


    Instead of buying new chairs, Eunice covered her old storage boxes with pillows. "I only spent Php1,500 for the faux grass and Php500 for the paint, and then we just reused our old stuff," she shared. 

    The homeowner also added a couple of potted plants to get a feel of the outdoors! “Mga tanim lang ‘yan ng helper namin who loves to plant.” 

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    After the mini makeover, Eunice shared that her family has been spending a lot of time in the terrace. “[My kids] love it! They usually spend their afternoon here playing chess with their cousins. This also serves as their study area tuwing hapon.” 

    As for Eunice, this relaxing nook is where she would usually drink her “morning coffee and plan the day ahead.”

    Proud of your budget pero fancy DIY home improvement? Tell us about it and email your photos to smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com. We'd love to feature your story! For more home makeovers, click here.

    This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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