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How One Couple Transformed Their Outdated Home with a Renovation

April 10, 2023

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Project Overview

A young couple recently acquired a property at Davao Executive Homes, but the existing house was outdated and needed a complete renovation. They approached Pencil Studio, an interior architecture firm focused on home renovation, condo fit-out, and home construction, to help them achieve their vision. The main goal of the project was to improve and update the overall look and feel of the house.

In this case study, we'll discuss how Pencil Studio worked closely with the couple to turn their outdated home into a modern and stylish living space. We'll explore the challenges and unique solutions employed by Pencil Studio, and showcase the final outcome of the project. You'll see firsthand how effective planning and execution by Pencil Studio can lead to outstanding results in home renovation projects - Stress Free!


Low Ceiling Height

One of the biggest problems with the house was the low ceiling height. The ceilings were only 2.4 meters high, which made the space feel cramped and closed-in. The couple wanted to create an open and airy feeling in the house, but the low ceiling height made this difficult to achieve.

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Living Space Before Renovation

Outdated Flooring Tiles

The flooring tiles in the house were also outdated and in need of replacement. The tiles were old-fashioned and did not match the couple's modern aesthetic. The couple wanted new flooring that would look great and be durable enough to last for years to come.

Outdated Toilet

Another problem with the house was the outdated toilet. The fixtures and fittings were old and worn out, and the overall design was very outdated. The couple wanted a modern and stylish toilet that would match the rest of their updated home.

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Actual before and after photo of the masters toilet.

In addition, the couple wanted to add several new features to the house, including a walk-in closet, a built-in cabinet in their bedroom, and a dedicated room for their toddler. On top of all that, the couple wanted to update their kitchen and add a dirty kitchen as well. However, the team at Pencil Studio was up for the challenge and worked closely with the couple to create a stunning and functional living space that exceeded their expectations.

Our Solution

Careful Planning

Pencil Studio worked closely with the young couple to create a detailed plan for the renovation, taking into account their preferences and budget constraints. The team presented several design options for each area of the house, and the couple provided feedback and made revisions until they were satisfied with the final design. Once the design was approved, Pencil Studio worked on finalizing the budget and obtaining the necessary approvals before starting the renovation work. This comprehensive design process ensured that the renovation was executed to the highest standards and met the couple's expectations.

Project Execution

Our team executed the project with precision and attention to detail, using high-quality materials and the latest technology to ensure a flawless finish. We also used a Gantt chart and S-curve to manage the project, keeping track of deadlines and ensuring that we stayed on schedule. Our team was on-site regularly to monitor progress, troubleshoot any issues, and make adjustments as needed.

S-Curve of Home Renovation Project
S-Curve Weekly Progress Report

Innovative Solution

Throughout the project, our team at Pencil Studio utilized innovative solutions to address the challenges presented by the outdated space. We installed new windows to improve the home's energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal, added a dirty kitchen for added functionality, and created a walk-in closet for added storage. Our team also updated the flooring tiles, toilet, and kitchen, giving the space a modern and fresh look.

Renovated Room

Constant Communication

Communication was key to the success of this project. We provided weekly progress reports and maintained constant communication with the young couple to ensure that their preferences were taken into account throughout the renovation process.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the 60-day project, the young couple was thrilled with the final result. The renovated space was a stunning and functional home that exceeded their expectations. They were impressed with the attention to detail, the quality of materials used, and the overall design concept. Pencil Studio was able to deliver a solution that met the couple's needs and transformed their outdated home into a modern and comfortable living space.

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Written by:

Juliet Llegaria

Architect, passionate about bringing life to Interior Spaces, coffeeholic.