We’re moving to our condo today! We could’ve moved last week, but after reading Mommy Pehpot’s post, Mga Pamahiin Sa Paglipat ng Bahay, we decided to move our move to September 28th. LOL! We’re not huge believers of pamahiin, but it won’t hurt to follow them right? Besides, what’s a week of delay.

Anyway. We haven’t had the condo renovated yet since we have to prepare the budget for that. So we’ll be leaving it as is for a month or two and just use our old furniture for the mean time. What we have there is just out queen-sized sofa bed, our four-seater dining table, and our television. In fairness, I was expecting the condo will be super crowded with our big furniture, but it isn’t! I can’t imagine how spacious it’ll be when we finally replace everything with space-saving furniture and decors.

Speaking of furniture and decors, I’ve been looking around the world wide web for inspiration on how to decorate small living spaces. I’m so excited because I’ve seen lots of lovely ideas for our condo already! Let’s begin with the bedroom.

Tip #1: Make use of double-purpose furniture.

pull ou

The bedroom was a huge concern for us when we bought the condo. I want the bed to be comfortable, but I don’t want it to eat up all the space. A pull out bed is the perfect solution! We’re planning to have a bed with an additional pull out bed with drawers at the bottom. I like the design of the bed above, except we’ll have a bigger one made.

Now, let’s move on to the kitchen.

Tip #2: Organize small items into baskets (or any sort of container).

eclectic-pantry-and-cabinet-organizers

The pantry wasn’t a problem for me because our condo came with a rather spacious kitchen cabinet set. In fact, I was already able to organize that part of the kitchen yesterday!

But where do I put all the cleaning materials? I have a lot because I like to clean. Haha! I went to Pinterest for under-the-sink organization ideas and found the photo above. Oha! That’s a brilliant idea, right? May pull-out effect pa! Daddy A, take note! :D

Our dining table will look something like this:

scandinavian style dining

Tip #3: Don’t use bulky furniture.

We’ll be raising our table and use bar stools as our seats. I absolutely love the lamps above the dining table! I hope I can find a similar set here.

Surprisingly, our bathroom isn’t that small. I was expecting our washing machine won’t even fit inside, but it did and the bathroom is still spacious enough to easily move around. I’d like to redecorate it, though, since it looks bare. Here’s my inspiration for the bathroom:

bathroom

Tip #4: Make use of vertical space.

The one area we agreed not to add in our condo is a living area. Since our condo has a club house and a place where we can entertain our guests, we decided not to include a living room complete with a sofa and table and just entertain guests outside. Besides, we don’t plan to have huge parties in our condo since we want it to be a private family dwelling. All get-togethers will have to happen in the club house. Don’t worry, friends, there’s a pool! :D

That’s it! We’ve got a looooong way to go before we finish renovating our new home, but we’ll get there!

*Photos used in this post are not mine.

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19 Comments

  1. Also a condo dweller and these are perfect ideas! Always need to think compact and space saver!

  2. These tips are very helpful for those living in condo or in smaller spaces. You really have to maximize space and consider the size of your furniture or else, napakasikip! Thanks for share your knowledge! I enjoy reading your post.

  3. I love the “ghost” chairs! It makes the room looks spacious and clean

  4. looks exciting! congrats sa new condo! love the dining tale idea! :)

    1. *table*

  5. That’s great! I happen to specialize in architectural/interior design. Maybe I could help you out? I have price conscious services that you might be interested in such as Digital Home Staging. You don’t even have to shell out anything on renovation/furniture yet. Just the drawings.

    Sorry about the sales pitch. I can’t help it. Hehe.

    1. Hi Rhoda! Oh, wow! Can you send more info? Please email me at kim@momonduty.com. :)

  6. So exciting! :) I love the pull out bed. I find the underside of the bed really a waste of space and it just gathers dust and all the children’s toys! Grr! Hehe

    1. I so agree with the children’s toys part! That was a major nuisance with our previous bed so I’m excited to have a pull-out one!

  7. Very nice ideas mommy. I can’t wait to get my own place to, looking forward to decorating it as well.

  8. Wee congratulations! I’m excited for you. Yung house namin ilang years pa. But these tips are really helpful since our future house is small din!

  9. Congrats on your new place! I also love organizing home stuffs ayoko kasi ng makalat hehehe. Been wanting that bed with drawer for the longest time, maybe I could have it when we have our own place na lang din.

    1. Me too! I’ve been wanting to have a bed with drawers ever since we started renting. Kaso ayaw ko magpagawa tapos hindi naman permanent home namin. So now’s my chance! LOL

  10. Congrats!! Exciting ang new place. Agree with everything you wrote. Maliit din ang space namin but we were able to maximize it. :)

  11. Congrats in your new condo! Can’t wait to see the AFTER photo.

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

  12. oy congrats! hahaha

    Kame hindi pa keri lumipat today hahaha

    Are you planning to buy solid wood furniture? Mura sa Tagaytay!

    1. Baka bulky yung mga ganun? But I’ll check the furniture in Tagaytay pag nagawi kami doon. :)

      1. same lang with the ones from malls and furniture stores here in the metro, mas mabigat lang haha

        1. Ibig sabihin mas matibay diba? Haha! Sige, ichecheck namin yan minsan.

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