As a freelancer, 23-year old John Austin Perez considers his bedroom as his very own workspace, too.
The only problem with this setup? Austin shared that his room looked “makalat” and “crowded.” The content creator-web designer used to have a wall-mounted desk for work and a mattress in his room. “Dito kami natutulog sa lapag. Naglalatag lang ng kutson,” he wrote on his Facebook post. Since he lacked storage space, you can find his personal stuff—from shoe boxes to bags—in corners of his room.
So when he had more time in his hands during the quarantine, Austin thought of freshening up his space!
Austin decided to invest in a loft bed, which not only helped free up some floor space, but also somehow keep his workspace and sleeping space separated.
“I spent around P13,500 for the custom loft bed. This already includes the labor and the material,” the 23-year-old shared with Real Living in an email interview.
To breathe new life to his room, Austin also had his walls repainted in a warm neutral shade. “I spent around P5,000 for the repainting of the walls.” In total, he spent around P20,000 for the entire makeover!
To maximize the space, the staircase leading up to his bed double as extra storage.
Underneath the loft bed, you can find Austin’s cozy office space. “[Ang sarap] mag work [dito],” the proud homeowner said. Austin also installed blue ambient lights behind the desks, giving the space an overall relaxing ambience.
In just 20 days, Austin was able to transform his small bedroom into a functional space that keeps him inspired.
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This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.