Today I had the chance to just laze up in my bedroom and spend some quality me-time with my lappy. So I used this time to search for design ideas for the condo unit that I reserved at Avida Centera a week ago. I decided to buy a condo unit instead of a house and lot because after living in a condo for more than a year already, I realized that I love urban living and right now (and maybe 10 years from now), this will really suit my lifestyle. I really hate commuting and traffic that’s why a house and lot in the province isn’t so enticing for me. After all, all throughout my life, I never experienced travelling for almost an hour to and from my school or office. So I’d willingly trade a few pesoses for my convenience and comfort.
I have been wondering how I would design my 23 sq m studio unit in Avida so that I could easily lure guests to stay for a night at my “condotel”. I’m planning to turn this unit into a condotel as an investment so that people from Mangagoy or Gensan or Davao or Cebu… who’ll want to stay in Manila for a couple of days will be able to have the comfort and the accessibility to the areas they need to go to. Centera is located along EDSA and is just a few steps away from Boni MRT station, and a ride away from SM Megamall, Galleria, Trinoma, hmm..practically anywhere! It’s located at the heart of Metro Manila so it’s really accessible… The turnover will still be in 2015 – 3 years from now! But I’m already soooo excited to dress up my very own condo unit. 🙂
So I googled and read lots and lots of blogs and articles on maximizing small condo unit space and having function meet “fashion” in interior designing. And the ideas I got from IKEA and mydesignfolder.com were really A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Here are some pics that I borrowed from their sites:
I learned that for interior designing of condo units, you have to keep in mind the following:
1. Choose furniture wisely. Measure their dimensions and choose those that are multi-purpose like a sofa bed – a sofa during the day and a bed at night, or a lounge with a storage area beneath it and storage bins that can serve as chairs.
2. Make use of your vertical space. You can install cabinets/shelves up to the ceiling to maximize space. But don’t overdo it so that your condo won’t look like a big storage room.
3. Paint the room with monochromatic or earthly shades because they can bring more depth and create an illusion of a bigger room. Make use of lights and mirrors too.
4. Use furniture or tables with wheels so that you can easily move them from one are to another, as needed. Also, choose those with glass tops so that the room will look bigger.
5. Choose a theme and plan ahead! 😉