As a married work-at-homemaker, I like making sure that home is a place where I can both work efficiently and live beautifully. We live in a modest, 3-bedroom walk-up in a quiet neighborhood. Our 78 square meters isn’t a lot of space, but we’ve managed to make our little space a nice little home.
I’m always on the lookout for furniture, organizing aids and space-saving solutions for our small space. I’m often at home stores, just picking up ideas and inspiration on how to do this! Thankfully, there’s 5Corners, that specializes in space-saving furniture and small space solutions for our homes.
1. I love their space-saving furniture pieces that fold, transform and convert to multiple functions. We recently went to the newest and biggest of the three 5Corners stores in Mandaluyong. I was there to peruse their offerings, from multi-function sofabeds, extendable dining tables and consoles, foldable chairs, and space-saving cabinets. One thing in particular that caught our attention was the queen-size bed frame that featured “hidden” shelving on either side.
They have a wide selection of furniture pieces for every room in your home. Here are some actual shots in the store, along with some photos from their catalog of space-saving, high-quality furniture pieces:
2. At 5Corners, FLEXIBILITY is key. It’s true that when we are challenged by space, we have to be creative and smart with our space. Check out this highly versatile modular shelving system unique to 5Corners.
Other home stores typically carry a variety of modular furniture pieces, which you can buy piece by piece and sort of “figure out” how to fit into your space at home. With 5Corners’ Flexi Shelf system, it’s the opposite: You don’t just buy random pieces of modular furniture, but instead buy a well-planned shelving solution that will fit your space at home. And what’s great, 5Corners can help you come up with a shelving configuration based on your budget and perfect for your space.
When you decide to purchase a Flexi-Shelf System for your home, 5Corners offers 3D rendering so that you can visualize what your Flexi-Shelf system will look like and how it will fit in your home.
My husband and I are particularly interested in investing in a Flexi-Shelf system for our tiny home office. One of these days, we’re definitely going to look into this.
3. 5Corners offers FREE space planning consultation for homeowners. A unique, value-added service of 5Corners is their space planning workshop. I love this idea! For these sessions, 5Corners collaborates with interior designers to give expert advice for homeowners.
These workshops are free, and are meant to help clients plan their space well and maximize investments on their home by assessing furniture pieces that fit and work in their space. Check out some condos they’ve worked on here. (Space-planning sessions are conducted at their flagship store, 5Corners Pioneer in Mandaluyong).
4. They carry functional yet beautiful pieces for your home. While 5Corners carries furniture pieces designed for small spaces, they also carry beautiful home accents that can easily refresh and update your home. When my husband and I first started planning to move into our new home, we turned to 5Corners’ for a lot of our small furnishings and home ware. We bought spice jars for our kitchen, an wall clock, mixing bowls, table lamps, and small rugs.
It’s also a great specialty home store to pick out some nice bridal shower or housewarming gifts, as they carry a selection of flatware, stackable glasses, vases, photo frames, and other stylish home accessories. One of the new products that I particularly like is the Vista Wall Prints, a line of panoramic photos which beautifully create an illusion of depth and expanse in a small home.
5. They have two locations, most notably their large flagship store in Mandaluyong. I’d been going to the 5Corners store near my in-laws’ place in White Plains to buy small organizing aids for our house. I particularly recommend their Mandaluyong store, which is located just off Edsa.
Aside from having the largest array of space-saving furnishings and gift items, the 5Corners Mandaluyong store is the easiest of their three stores to access, especially if you are using public transportation. Plus, it does the best job of showcasing their larger furniture pieces. In fact, you can view vignettes of their furniture solutions: That’s me sitting pretty in the store!
If you are a homemaker who wants to be more conscious and intentional about planning a well-organized, beautiful home, then stop by 5Corners one of these days. I particularly recommend this home store for those living in condos, apartments and townhouses, since the furnishings and space-saving systems are geared towards homeowners with small living spaces.
Website at www.5cornershome.com.
Branches: Mandaluyong City: 2/F Madison Square Bldg., Pioneer cor Sheridan Street, Mandaluyong City (Tel 5848102),
White Plains, Quezon City: 129 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City (Tel 4372711)
Disclosure: This conversation is a partnership between Dainty Mom and 5 Corners. Photos not taken by me are used with permission from 5Corners.