Tiny House Update: The Third Floor After a Year

11/07/2016 10:46:00 PM

This is a much long overdue update about the Tiny House. I know I would be so annoyed if I followed this story and never got to see what happened. It's like watching a movie and then boom, blackout! You didn't get to see the ending. So here I am posting the ending one year later. But this isn't an ending, it's actually the beginning of all the decorating this house is gonna get. In that one year that we've been here, there's not much decorating besides the stairway frame gallery and the one above the sofa, which isn't even final. I'll update as we go, but for now, here's our main living space today.

Before showing you all the update, lets do a little recap so everything will make more sense. On this post here, I showed the plans for the house. Basically, we did 3 floors plus a loft. First floor right now is a storage area, second floor is our bedroom / dressing area / main bathroom, and third floor is our main living space. 

Some changes we're made to the plans (kitchen/fridge area) but you get the gist, that's where we spend most of our time. At one point, we even sleep there and totally ignored the bedroom, haha. We did the inverted layout (meaning bedroom is in a lower level, living space higher up) since we wanted to take advantage of the high ceilings the loft would give the third floor. It really did make the space looks so much bigger than it really is. 

I threw in a few construction photos just to show you the progress this house made. Look! -- no walls and floors!

Here's our house today. Much cleaner version of our house that is. :) Love the look of the sofa but it hurts Yuseff's back after prolonged seating so that might be changed sometime in the future. We also had a bench custom made for the window wall since we have a lot of friends and family that come over once in a while. It also serves as one of our "bed" when we did decide to sleep here. Hehe

The frames behind the sofa will receive an update but I'm still not sure what kind. I'm not 100% satisfied with them but for now, it's okay, and better than none at all. Definitely not all white. Something a little more organic. But I love the photos in there so thats what counts right? The throw pillows we already have, good thing I'm into the mis-matched look. Haha...

Another construction shot with me in it. I remember this moment and I was all so excited that the house is coming to life!

Here's the house now at almost the same angle. I love all our windows but it's too difficult to take a decent shot. All you'll see through out this post are glare! Haha.. But I'm not complaining, I love all the light we get in here. Never need to open up a single light during the day. 

Here you can see our tv wall that I still have no idea what to do. It also has our aircon, so I just put an artwork in there to make it a little more finished. But it definitely is not. Haha..  It's a big tv for such a small space and we love it. Movie nights are great. Though movie days are not because, glare.  Maybe we'll add roller shades in here someday. But those are expensive so that will be a further someday. The printer is there temporarily until we finish setting up the office. Another someday, but hopefully a little sooner. 

WINDOWS!!! We're not short on those. And the good thing about these windows are the view. We live in the middle of the city but since we're higher up, all we see are trees, which is amazing. I'm hoping that our neighbors never cut those. The coffee table are from Yuseff's grandparent's old home in Masbate. 

The other side of the third floor. This side has the kitchen, dining space, and powder room (behind the black door). 

Dining table was bought from Mandaue foam, but the design is based from Ikea's Norden Gateleg table. I'm not in love with the look, but it's super functional. We can close it up if we need more space, but it's open most of the time. Plus, storage! We'll probably refinish it down the line. Chairs are all vintage that we had collected even before we built the house. The wall beside the table is our future garden wall. I would love to have shelves with tons of plants in there! I think it will be gorgeous. :) 

This is the kitchen that we rarely use. Haha.. We mostly eat at our cafe, but we have a few snacks in here. :) I'm planning to fully utilize this sometime soon. We don't have a traditional stove, just an induction cooker that we can keep when not in use. Definitely not a chef's kitchen, but it does the job. 

I didn't bother to style the shelves, nor the counter. Actually, didn't style anything for this photos. I just clean up our crap, and shoot. Hehe.. We have adequate storage for now, but if in the future we need more, we can easily add a pantry under the stairs to the loft (right side of the fridge).

Here's our view looking up at the loft...

Here it is today. I'll share more about the loft on a future post. It was supposed to be a shared office so initially it was mostly black with one pale pink wall. But at one point, we decided that Yuseff will get the first floor, and I can use the loft as my office. Which obviously means it should be painted all pink right? Don't worry, it's not a bright or bubblegum pink, just a pale peachy pink. That's what I told Yuseff so I could get my way. Haha

So that's our space in one year of living here. Once in a while, we'd still stop and stare and feel grateful that we have this, dare I say, beautiful home to call our own. We created it together, which makes it a lot more special going home here every day. It's not perfect, I'd love to have a bigger kitchen (and I'm a terrible cook which is ironic!), or a yard for dogs. I love dogs. But it's perfect for us now, and would hopefully last us a lot of years. It's also great that we're near our families, his family is literally just next door, and mine is a 10-minute drive away. We're clingy that way. Haha.. 

Anyway, I'm closing this post lying here at our sofa, looking around at our now messy space, smiling like a fool. Not relevant, just letting you know... Haha. Are you home now? What do you see? Are you living at your dream home or still dreaming about it? Whatever it is, smile, you have a roof over you head. :)


  1. The view of the loft is really gorgeous!

  2. Hello there from Greece. Right now i am sitting in my own living room looking outside at a rainy but not cold day. I just love your style and your home

  3. We'll love to see your powder room too. ��

    1. Yes I'll share those too once I got a better cam. Right now I can't shoot it properly since it's so small. :)


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