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Space Project's Lapis Lazuli: A Budget-Friendly Home Renovation in Laguna

When most people think of home renovations, they think of things like new countertops, updated appliances, or a fresh coat of paint. But what if we told you that one of the most important aspects of any home renovation is the interior design? It's true! The right interior design can completely transform the look and feel of your home—not to mention, increase its resale value.

Photographed by OLA Interior Photography

Take, for example, the recent renovation of a house in Laguna, Philippines. The owners wanted a modern approach to the design of their home, and Space Project delivered with a concept called "Lapis Lazuli." Lapis lazuli is a semiprecious stone that has been used in jewelry and decorative objects for centuries. It is known for its rich blue color, and Space Project used this hue as the basis for their design. They transformed the interior space of the house with modern furniture and accessories with consideration to the client's tight budget. The result is a stylish and chic home that is sure to impress.

"Flores Residence" Before Renovation

If you're thinking about building your home, be sure to give equal consideration to both the function and the form by hiring an experienced design professional. Trust us, it'll make all the difference in the world.

Choose Quality Over Quantity

It's tempting to try and save money by buying cheap furniture and décor from big box stores. But when it comes to your home, it's important to remember that you get what you pay for. Cheap furnishings are often poorly made and won't stand the test of time—meaning you'll likely have to replace them sooner rather than later.

"Flores Residence" Before Renovation

Create a Concept Board

Once you have a clear idea of how you want your space to function, it's time to start thinking about aesthetics. A great way to do this is by creating a concept board with images of pieces you love—think furniture, art, rugs, etc.—to get a better sense of what your overall vision is. Not only will this help communicate your ideas to your designer more effectively, but it will also give them a starting point for putting together a cohesive design plan.

The Importance of Functionality

When most people think about interior design, they tend to focus solely on how things look. But it's important to remember that form should always follow function. In other words, your space should be designed in such a way that it meets your needs and improves your daily life—not just looks good for guests.

Photographed by OLA Interior Photography

For example, if you entertain often, you'll want to make sure your living room and dining room flow well together so guests can move about easily. Or, if you have young children, you might want to choose materials that are easy to clean and maintain like hardwood floors instead of carpeting. By keeping functionality top-of-mind from the start, you can avoid costly redesigns down the road.

Photographed by OLA Interior Photography

Instead of opting for quantity over quality, focus on finding pieces that are well-made and will last for years to come. You might have to spend a little more upfront, but in the long run, it'll be worth it because you won't have to keep replacing things every few months. Not to mention, quality furnishings can really elevate the look and feel of your space—taking it from drab to fab in no time!


Space Project under the management of FEROLINO ALEJO CORPORATION is a design and construction company focusing on creating engaging, comfortable, and deeply personal spaces. Inspired by the philosophy of “designing solutions,” Space Project is situated at So-oc, Mandurriao, Iloilo City with a satellite headquarters in Wagner, Ideal Subdivision, Commonwealth, Quezon City, Metro Manila, 1121.

For interior design inquiries, please email us at Visit our website at

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