A small space is no excuse for a messy room. I would say our 2-bedroom condo is perfect for a newlywed couple like us! But I admit, it does get challenging at times to find a place for everything. We both love clean, spacious surroundings and, very much like the characters on The Sims, our mood lowers when we come home to a messy room. Jim came home to a messy room the other day.
I got a call from reception that Mandaue Foam had arrived! I previously got a 3-seater lazy boy couch and a dining table from them. Now, our TV console and window seat have arrived! I set out to clear our makeshift TV console, an old shelf that was way too high and exposed too much stuff.
So the mess I made was not for nothing hehe. Jim got excited too so we quickly emptied the shelf. It wasn’t easy with all those cables and wires and books.
I had a TV console and window seat custom-made according to the size of the space, which is something you can do with Mandaue Foam. How considerate, I love it! I made sure the window seat, which doubles as a dining table bench, would also be able to house our vinyl records and some other items. I am a firm believer of functional furniture!
I have always dreamed of having my own window seat, a perfect place to read my books! I can’t explain how thrilled I am to finally have one.
The TV console was beautifully made and followed all my specifics to a T! I gave measurements to ensure our subwoofer would fit in the corner, our amp, record player and speakers would fit on top, and our modem, MyCloud, Digibox, and PS4 would all fit perfectly inside the cubby holes.
Now I want to show you all the configurations of our living room! It’s so easy to change, it takes only a minute to make any changes. Not everybody knows it but one of my favorite things to do is move furniture around. When I lived alone I used to change the layout of my condo like every 2 weeks hahaha. I’m not kidding, I would carry the bed, couch and desk on my own. It was quite the workout! I see it like a puzzle and I LOVE solving puzzles.
CONFIG 1: THA YOOSH
This is the usual set up at home. I have my little nook where I usually work on my laptop when I don’t feel like using the desktop in our home office (a.k.a. the second bedroom which totally also needs a makeover). Our couch was originally 3 lazy boys with 2 in-between cup holders and secret compartment (for remote controls, etc). We sent one lazy boy and one in-between thingy home to Jim’s house for storage because we don’t have space for a couch that big right now. So our usual set up consists of 2 lazy boy seats and an in-between cup holder. We’re movie lovers and this is our black hole right here. We can stay in these seats forever. It’s nice to have a little space between us but sometimes we crawl into each other’s seats and make siksik into each other’s kilikili. Hold up, did I just say make siksik? Yup, I’m in love and annoying.
CONFIG 2: SPACIOUS YOOSH
Not much of a difference but it looks a lot more spacious when we take out the cup holders between the lazy boy seats and put it in either the home office or maid’s room. Don’t worry, we have no stay-in maid. We don’t cramp her space with unnecessary cup holders. In fact, our maid’s room has been our storage room a.k.a. tambakan for so long. Everything was just on the floor, it was such a downer. UNTIL WE MOVED OUR OLD MAKESHIFT TV CONSOLE (see: first picture in this blog post) INTO IT. Now we can actually walk on the floor. Yay!
CONFIG 3: SUPER SPACIOUS LIKE WHAT THE HECK DO YOU NEED ALL THAT SPACE FOR
This one is so nice and gives me good vibes. Perfect for when we exercise in front of the TV. Been meaning to get a rug. I just got traumatized a bit because Joey used to keep peeing on my rug when she was younger. I don’t want to get an expensive rug just so our place can smell like pee. Hahaha. She also likes peeing on our bathroom rugs so it’s a rule in our home to always keep the bathroom doors shut. Don’t get me wrong, she’s perfectly trained to pee on her designated pee pad, she never pees on the floor. Rugs just literally piss her off. Lelz.
CONFIG 4: ENTERTAINING
This one’s for when we have people over. We keep the couch small, and open up the dining room into its full potential. Ugh. I know, right? I have an awesome dining table. It’s also got 3 drawers on each side. SO FUNCTIONAL – I LOVE!!!
I just need a rug (maybe), some stuff to hide the cables near the TV, a couple of cute throw pillows for my window seat and more art on the walls but overall I am so in love with our living room. My next project is a floor to ceiling book shelf and desk for our home office! SO EXCITED! I am loving this Mandaue Foam lifestyle hehe.