Kris Bernal is getting married to chef-restaurateur Perry Choi soon, and part of her preparations is to build a new home.
She said in her YouTube vlog on October 18, 2020, "Before getting married, gusto namin ni Perry na meron na kaming house. Iyon iyong plan talaga."
The GMA-7 actress and her fiancé are building their future home on the piece of land that her mom Analyn Tan purchased for her in 2014.
The property was bought during Kris's early years in showbiz when she was still too young to handle and manage her earnings.
Kris remarked, "In fairness naman kay Mommy, talagang isa sa mga good decisions talaga namin and good investment namin itong lot na nabili namin."
Designing the house together
When the lot was bought six years ago, Analyn shared she already had a design in mind for a family home.
But now that her daughter is set to get married, Analyn figured it would be best for Kris and Perry to have it for themselves.
She said all she wants now is to design a perfect home for her daughter.
Kris revealed her conversation with Analyn in her vlog.
It began with the actress telling her mom, "Ang sabi sa akin ni Perry, nung pumunta daw siya sa iyo para humingi ng blessing mo... may ni-request ka daw. Ano iyon?"
Analyn said, "Sabi ko, kasama ako sa pagplano ng bahay."
Kris then exclaimed to her followers, "Iyon ang request niya! Kahit si Perry, iyon iyong sinabi niya sa akin."
Mother and daughter are presently in the planning stage of the house, with Analyn initially envisioning the design to be "modern Mediterranean" and changing it later to a "Zen House design."
Analyn has pictured a multi-level house with a basement and, if possible, an attic.
Kris said in her vlog she wants a walk-in closet and in the basement level, an office and a gym.
Talking to her Analyn, Kris remarked, "Gusto ko sa gym, Ma, katabi niya talaga iyong pool. And may option siya na puwede open-air at may option siya na puwede aircon."
Not to overlook Perry, who promised not to meddle with the design plans, he did request for a nice-looking kitchen.
Kris continued, "Alam naman natin iyan. Chef siya, so gusto niya nakakapag-showcase-showcase siya sa mga bisita."
Apart from a breakfast nook, pantry, lanai, theater room, and playroom, the four-bedroom house will also have a maid's room, ultilty room, storage room, linen room, laundry area, and driver's room.
And even with all of those rooms and amenities, Analyn the designer assured Kris the property will have free space for roaming around.
Then the mom in Analyn took over, "Basta nag-start na iyong house construction, e, di magpakasal na kayo ni Perry.
"Puwede na nga kayo magpakasal by next year, early next year. Basta huwag lang this year 2020 kasi 2020 is not a good year."
First time living away from mom
More than building a house, Kris is moving on to a new chapter in her life.
Since her birth, Kris has never lived away from Analyn and their family home in Quezon City.
The Kapuso star said, "In all honesty, never ko pa na-try tumira sa ibang bahay.
"Hindi ko pa na-try tumira sa condo, though may condo kami sa Makati… Basta, hindi ko kaya.
"Hindi ko kaya iwan si Mommy kasi gusto ko lagi ko siya kasama. Para paggising ko, meron akong food. Hahaha! Joke lang.
"Pero iba kasi, e. I mean, parang hindi ko pa kaya. I mean, I'm already 31, pero hindi ko pa kaya iyong gigising ako, ako lang mag-isa.
"Parang feel ko, hahanapin ko pa rin si Mommy."
Kris's sisters Kate and Katie already have their own families, while Kris and her brother Miguel still live with Analyn.
Kris and Perry got engaged on February 6, 2020.