It’s hard enough having to share a room with someone else; it’s harder still when the occupants are all different ages. Such was the case with the three girls whose plight caught the attention of Real Living. With a full-fledged teenager, an early teener, and a tween as its occupants, the room was also slightly confused: it had no real personality, and the girls’ combined possessions practically took over the space.

“There’s so much clutter,” says their mother. “They weren’t able to clean the room by themselves. Walang madaanan (There's no way to pass through.).”

The lack of space was in large part due to the odd layout of the room. Cabinets lined one wall, which significantly narrowed the space. One of the sisters also complained that she would always bump her head on the top part of the bunk bed. Her sister, who shared the bed with her, adds, “My place is so hot! The cabinet was covering the aircon.” Since the air-conditioner was placed on one end of the room, the cool air could barely make it to their side.

Real Makeover
designer Kristine Neri came to the girls’ rescue. See how everything turned out in our gallery below.

Get more home makeover ideas from the September issue of Real Living Philippines, out on stands now! You can also subscribe to the magazine's digital edition.

Also in this issue:
103 Instant Wall Updates
3 Easy Room Makeovers
How Expensive Is a Renovation Really?

(First published as "Sister Act" in the "Real Makeover" section of Real Living Philippines' May 2009 issue. Words by Tisha Alvarez. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photography by Jun Pinzon Adapted for use in Female Network)

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