After we got married, my husband and I first lived in a small apartment in Pasay. We thought it would be enough for the both of us, but as we kept buying new stuff the place started to shrink. I couldn’t imagine living there now with Ethan’s mountain of toys, clothes and other baby stuff.
Since then, the words “storage solutions’ became common in my Google searches. However, no matter how many tips I pinned on Pinterest and bookmarked in Google, they didn’t all work with our apartment.
We now live in a two bedroom home with a nice garden and garage – more space to pile all our stuff. LOL. But seriously though, as Ethan grows up we will definitely need more space, there’s also the possibility of adding a new family member in the future. It’s not like we can rent or buy a bigger house just like that!
Surely some of you moms can relate to me, right? I feel that I have this sacred task of making sure the house does not turn into a warehouse one day. That’s why I always keep an eye out for storage solutions and dual-purpose furniture that doesn’t compromise style. So when I came across Miss Spacemaker at the recent Baby and Family Expo 2014, I felt that I just had to tell all my fellow storage-solution-obsessed moms (seriously, someone please tell me I’m not the only one) about her and what she does.
Miss Spacemaker creates stylish and affordable furniture that maximizes available space. Whether you are in dire need of clever storage solutions or if you just have a penchant for functional yet lovely wooden furniture, then the Miss is your gal.
During the expo I had a chat with Vina aka Miss Spacemaker and she told me how she got started with her business. It turns out we had similar problems living in a small apartment and she decided to build her own furniture to create more space. Her husband then encouraged her to turn it into a business, and with the help of her family she was able to open Miss Spacemaker in less than a year.
She showed me a brochure of their current items, and I loved how each serve multiple purposes and are perfect for small spaces. Here are my favorites:
The Barletta Foldable Table would have been PERFECT for our old apartment. Our living room was connected to the kitchen and had barely any space for a decent sized dining table. This is such a clever piece.
This piece was displayed at their booth at the expo. I love how she added a chalkboard panel – it encourages your child to draw and be creative, you can leave him cute doodles and notes everyday, or you can even play ‘teacher’ and use the board for teaching. A shelf like this can last until your child grows up and you can always change the color to give it a makeover.
Another clever piece. It may not look like much, but if you really have limited space and need some shelving, this works very well. If I were to buy this I would request to have maybe two shelves attached. Vina told me this was a favorite among her items.
You can contact Miss Spacemaker for her complete list of items or you can visit her Facebook page. If you find that her current pieces don’t work for you, you can always have her customize something just for you!
Mobile: 0917 588 4366