AB Space & Decor

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AB SPACE & DECOR
Interior design decorating services
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From Masikip To Maaliwalas! Teen's Tiny Bedroom Now Looks Bigger With A Few Upgrades

Get ideas on how you can make the most of a tiny space, too! by Cielo Anne Calzado  Mar 13, 2021

Allowing kids to have their own bedrooms is a way of teaching them to be independent and responsible. With the room as their “property,” they need to learn how to keep it organized so they can sleep comfortably and even study in the space, too.

Aside from furnishing it with a bed, you also need to make sure your kids have cabinets and a study table, if the room permits. In this makeover, the parents of a 16-year-old teenager wanted to revamp their son’s room to be able to create a study area, showcase his shoe collection, and incorporate enough storage.

The catch? The bedroom only measures 2.31sqm x 2.38sqm. Luckily, they were able to find interior decorator April Bumanglag for help. April, who completed an online course through The Interior Design Institute, immediately thought of working with a Scandinavian-meets-Muji-inspired design.

“Since the space is too small, I went for airy white walls to emphasize light and then added wooden elements to balance the mood,” the decorator explains.

How to work on a small space makeover

Working on a small space makeover can be challenging since you’re working in a compact area. To get started, keep these tips in mind:

1. Know what you want to achieve. In this makeover, April took into consideration the requirements of the homeowners such as display shelves, storage, and a study area.

2. Assess the space first and identify your existing electrical outlets before setting a budget. Check if there are corners that need to be repaired.

3. Choose a style that’s pleasing yet functional.

April came up with a functional design that’s also picture-perfect. In just four weeks and with a budget of Php71,000 she was able to create a brand-new bedroom! See the before and after photos below:

Dark walls can make a small space feel more cramped. According to April, the occupant seldom slept in his bedroom prior to the revamp.

April worked with neutral colors to create an illusion of space, then paired it with wooden touches to create warmth. 

The room used to have a bulky cabinet that takes up most of the space and a bed that’s parallel with the window. 

To meet her client’s requirements, April had the cabinet removed then chose to create a loft-type bed.  

By raising the bed, she was able to create storage underneath, with the steps leading to the bed serving as mini cabinets, too.

Notice the slatted panel on the ceiling? It runs from the right wall that adds height to the bedroom. It’s also lighted so even if the main light is turned off, the occupant can have a version of a nightlight.

April worked with neutral colors to create an illusion of space, then paired it with wooden touches to create warmth. 

The room used to have a bulky cabinet that takes up most of the space and a bed that’s parallel with the window. 

To meet her client’s requirements, April had the cabinet removed then chose to create a loft-type bed. 

By raising the bed, she was able to create storage underneath, with the steps leading to the bed serving as mini cabinets, too.

Notice the slatted panel on the ceiling? It runs from the right wall that adds height to the bedroom. It’s also lighted so even if the main light is turned off, the occupant can have a version of a nightlight.

The room used to have wall-mounted shelves that weren’t enough to hold and display the occupant’s belongings. 

April chose to have mini wall-mounted shelves installed which can hold the occupant’s favorite shoes.  

She also had an additional shelf installed near the AC unit for other collectibles, and concealed the AC unit with a slatted cabinet to keep it from becoming an eyesore. Under the shelf and AC unit is the study area.

The occupant now has a comfy chair and a wall-mounted table perfect for studying. A wall-mounted table not only saves on floor space, it also gives the occupant enough leg room.

“Their son is so happy with the outcome. After the makeover, he now sleeps and stays in his bedroom. He also studies there,” shares April.

When it comes to creating a functional space, you can make every square meter count. Choose secret storage options and make use of the available vertical space by installing wall-mounted shelves. Working with lighter colors and floor-to-ceiling wooden slats can help create an illusion of space, too.

April hopes that her project will inspire others to pursue a new hobby or go for their interior decorating dreams. The Interior Design course she took can be completed at your own pace at an average of 24 weeks. “Don’t be afraid to learn new things," she says. 

With online learning becoming the norm these days, why not look into the possibility of learning the basics of interior decorating? You can give your home a new look, in no time!

Watch a video of the makeover on April’s Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwcHvF2qOPM.

Read more here

https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/life/home/make-tiny-bedroom-look-bigger-a00285-20210313?utm_source=Facebook-SP&utm_medium=Ownshare&utm_campaign=20210313-fbnp-life-make-tiny-bedroom-look-bigger-a00285-20210313-fbfirst

BEFORE

Before the makeover, the room looks unused and uninviting. 

PHOTO BY COURTESY OF APRIL BUMANGLAG

AFTER

To meet her client’s requirements, April had the cabinet removed then chose to create a loft-type bed. 

PHOTO BY COURTESY OF APRIL BUMANGLAG

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Virtual e-design

@ Tuguegarao City

Client's requirement:
•Storage
•Loft
•Pink & Purple
•Study

As a Decorator point of view
The client suggest same function as my recent project scandi x muji teen boy bedroom. I came up with the idea of splashing colors to make it more fun for the kids,as she grows old the function of the room still adaptive to different styles, just change the finishing and you're good to go, because kids growing up too fast!

Virtual e-design purely online!

BEFORE

Photo reference from Client

WINDOW SECURITY

Before proceeding to window level loft, we considered the window grill for the safety of the kids.

BEFORE

Virtual e-design

@ Paranaque City

Virtual e-design for 3 kids in 1 bedroom.

Area size 290 x 296
Client's requirement:
•Storage
•Single Bed
•Study area
•Pull-out extra bed

Style: Airy muted boho

This would be the hardest problem solving among all my projects I've done. Need to fit 3 single beds in 290 x 296 cm floor area, plus consideration of the door going to the unit's balcony,storages and study area..

Thank you Lord!
Although I experienced brain fog and bugsplat errors.Thanks to my Dear Client Ms. Anne for the trust ♥

STUDY AREA

3 SINGLE BED

WARDROBE & SHOE RACK AREA

Virtual e-design

@Tuguegarao City

The client want her office muji style

Client requirements:
•White finishes
•Muji
•Storage
•foldable hanging table

Foldable writing table with storage

Low cabinet storage

Movable V cabinet table & hanging shelves

Virtual e-design

@Tuguegarao City

Small functional kitchen

Featured & functions:
•vertical foor preparation
•pull-out cleaning storage
•microwave & freezer slots
•high cabinets

Bar counter with barista bar

L shaped dine seats

Wall facing high seats

Back to back modular ft. Kawaii door and low window

Small but functinal kitchen

Powder room

Virtual e-design

@Butuan City

SCANDINAVIAN MINIMALIST ✨

Our client is overseas and her house is in PH.She needs help decorating and furnishing her new home once she moves back for good. We provide virtual e-design services to homeowners because it's a cost effective way to get long term value out of their space. Most of our clients have very busy schedules and we do everything remotely and virtually so they don't even have to leave the comfort of their own home.

Design features for this project:
I hide the power supply unit behid the door with concealed push-pull door features and hide the TV plugs and wirings in two ways.

Book your virtual e-design now!💌
Because I'm clever in hiding eyesores 😉

Virtual e-design

@Cauyan City,Isabela

Our first ever client trust us once again to transform her dining area 😍

White+Wood+Black still pretty in 2022 💯

Client requirements:
✅Retain the dining set
✅Retain the B&W frame
✅Retain the concept (light+fan)
✅Storage for dinner plate & cutlery
✅Space for Coffee corner
✅Mirror to make the area look bigger
✅No area rugs & curtains (to prevent dust allergy)

Minimal adjustments:
✅Ceiling renovation(Client's decision)
✅Ceiling fan+light substitution
✅down lights (Client's REE's job)

Highlights:
✅invisible staircase wall/door
✅slim modular cab (below) ideal for regular size dinner ware and cutlery drawers
✅bigger space modular cab (upper)extra storage ideal for dish ware,placemat,cup and coasters.
✅handless cab doors

Design inspiration:
✨minimalist, still in scandi x muji clean lines and sharp edges

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VIRTUAL E-DESIGN

@Cauayan City,Isabela

All original design suited for client's needs and style.

Requirements
✅Open walk-in
✅lots of space for hanging clothes
✅Upper storage for beddings
✅shelves that I upgraded into sliding shelves for easy access

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Right wall 1

Right wall 2

Bag organizer

Thesis material

@Solana,Cagayan

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Virtual e-design project T&B Condo Unit

@Paranaqúe City

Virtual e-Design Project
T&B Condo Unit PARANAQUE CITY

Client Requirements:
Bathtub
Storage
Retain the existing fixtures
Change tiles
LED mirror
Mood lights
Color scheme: Gray+white+black

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DENTAL CARE CLINIC

@Tuguegarao City

Virtual e-Design Project
Dental Care Clinic

Client Requirements:
Minimalist but elegant
Storage
New wall finishes
Change tiles
LED cove light
Color scheme: Brown+white
Paint used: Rainorshine tulle+natural tan

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ON SITE (DURING RENO)

FINISHED PROJ EXTERIOR VIEW

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