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Product Review: 3 Ingeniously Designed Products

How ’bout some products that are cleverly designed you’d be so itchy to have ’em?! Well, that’s what we have for you today folks. Three of ’em.

Now, let’s take a look..

Shelf size 12in. wide, 4in. deep. Staircase length 15 1/2in. long, 1 1/2in. wide. Weight 3lbs.
SHELF SIZE 12in. wide, 4in. deep. STAIRCASE LENGTH 15 1/2in. long, 1 1/2in. wide. Wgt 3lbs.

What ya’ call this again? Design Ideas Fire Escape Shelving. What a long name! And perhaps the only thing that’s not creative. Hah! Still, look at the product? How cute! Looks like a real fire escape! And it’s made from hand-welded, epoxy-coated steel, so no worries.

Yep! Definitely a good buy at $99.

DIMENSIONS: 66in. high, 24in. diameter. Wgt 16lbs.
DIMENSIONS: 66in. high, 24in. diameter. Wgt 16lbs.

Eiffel Tower Hat + Scarf Storage. Wow, you might feel you’ve been teleported to Paris with this storage, eh?! But then, this one is quite expensive — and PBteen realized it. Originally, t’was pegged at $299 however, it’s on sale at $179.99 right now. Huh, still expensive.

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DIMENSIONS: 15.5″ H x 5.5″ W x 7.5″ D   SHADE: 6.25″ H x 4″ W x 4″ D
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Powers 15.5″ H Table Lamp by Viv + Rae. This one is just one for the books! Obviously very imaginative with the paint-pouring design — and though made from plastic, it’s sturdy and even has a 90-day warranty. Just don’t try to melt it like a candle.

A real cool shade to have at $25, don’t ya’ think?!

Real Estate: Pag-IBIG or Bank Financing Cebu Properties

Okay, for those who wants to have their dream house in a more affordable way, there’s the Pag-IBIG loan or Bank financing which if you have not really heard of — you could simply inquire about it at your bank.

These dream houses are normally that of subdivisions, condos or properties that are ‘cultivated’ by developers especially for you. Yup, you don’t necessarily have to pay in full — though it’d certainly help if you want to ease your mind of mortgages. Still, with the low interest rates and payment schemes that are being offered, it would be a ‘no-brainer’ to take advantage of such offers for your family’s security.

Let’s check out our playlist and see which one may suit you..

Oh, while some properties may sound far, fact is, they really aren’t since they are accessible through our highways which are mostly just an hours travel. Bet you must have already known of many urban stories on the troubles of traffic, eh?!?

So, in this case, whether you’re in the metropolis, in the suburbs or even in towns — distance would be similar, yes, ’cause of the traffic!

Besides, the outskirts are getting pretty active in terms of economic activity — which means there’d be more and better schools, business opportunities, medical care, institutions — and even malls!

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Azalea Place – Lahug, Cebu City

If only for distance.

Nonetheless, for those who wishes a more upscale kinda lifestyle — obviously, owning a condo unit fulfills that prestigious feeling.

Popular with yuppies as well as getting to be a must for expats — and even for foreigners who wishes to establish their business roots in the country and eventually, their recreational haven — don’t you think it’s already a good time to invest?? So, how ’bout today?!

Otherwise, remember to keep tabs on our property updates.. Or better yet Follow Us on Facebook, or Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest on our listings and activities among others.

For Inquiries or Reservations: Contact +63 943 5247120.

Real Estate: San Carlos Heights, Quiot, Cebu City Properties

Now here’s another set of Cebu City properties, and this time within San Carlos Heights, Quiot. Yes, it is very near to Quiot Pardo Road otherwise known as Sabellano Street which connects to F. Llamas Street; and just less than a kilometer off Cebu South Road.

The area’s major landmarks include: Gaisano Super Metro (F. Llamas corner Cebu South Road), ShopWise, and USJ-R Basak. It’s also just 9 minutes away from SM Seaside City Cebu being just 3.5 kms off.


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Property #1: House and Lot. Lot Area 244 sqm. Floor Area 100 sqm. 4 Bedrooms. 1 Toilet and Bath. With Quarters & CR. Only P4.7M.

Property #2: 3-Storey House and Lot. Details are in the video.

Just like our other properties, whatever your concerns are could be talked over a cup of coffee. Hah! To serious buyers, of course. Also, keep tabs on our property updates — as some might have already been sold, or we could have added more to our listings. Lastly, again it would be better for you to schedule a visit to see the place yourself rather than just judge these properties subjectively.

Okay, what are you waiting for?! Contact +63 943 5247120.

Real Estate: Basak, Pardo, Cebu City Properties

Guess what?! We got 4 properties within the Basak, Pardo, Cebu City area that is being offered to the right buyers. Yeah, just about 200 meters off Cebu South Road; and on the street where passenger jeepneys pass by. Very accessible, indeed!

See, many times, more than the structure itself — it’s the location that what really matters. After all, you can renovate or build your house any way you want to — but you can’t affect its location!

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Property #1: House and Lot (2-Storey Duplex). Lot Area 258 sqm. Floor Area 110 sqm. 6 Bedrooms. 4 TB.  Price P3.8MSOLD!

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Property #2: 2-Storey House and Lot. Lot Area 220 sqm. Floor Area 110 sqm. 5 Bedrooms. 3 Toilet and Bath. Price P4.3M.

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Property #3: 176 sqm LOT. Residential or Commercial use. P2.7M.

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Property #4: House and Lot. Lot Area 287 sqm. Floor Area 100 sqm. 4 Bedrooms. 1 Toilet and Bath. Price P26,000 per square meter.

Before we go, understand that these prices are not carved on stone for serious buyers. And that it’d be better for you to schedule a visit to see the place yourself rather than just judge subjectively.

So, what are you waiting for?! Contact +63 943 5247120.

Consumer Video: Building your Shipping Container house

While the Japanese are having a ‘micro’ apartment boom, the West and others have also been busy with their ‘shipping container’ homes. Yep, all these in the name of being practical and for spending our precious earnings not just to survive but to enjoy life.

You may say, “Oh, enjoy life? In a ‘shipping container’ home??”

Why, yes! It ain’t so bad! Fact is — it’s not bad at all! It’s just a matter of being creative and you’ll then have something of a dream house actually. Here’s how to make one..

Hmm… Know what actually came to mind when the main material to be used for a home was a ‘shipping container’? Rust. Rain. Leaks. Especially for an older container.

Then again, those could be addressed. Let’s see how..

So, it’s basically about cleaning the rust and repainting it with a rust converter; however for ‘holes’, obviously, you gotta patch ’em with steel or some GI sheet. Better yet, for insurance and a nicer looking house, you could also purchase metal sheets normally used for regular roofing and affix it on your ‘shipping container’ home..

Then after all the hard work, you can finally enjoy your new home!

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Santa Cruz shipping home

Okay, we know what you’re thinking of.. Shameful? Hey, what’s so embarrassing of living in a shipping container?? It’s unique — that you should even be proud of! And a used ‘shipping container’ is only less than P70,000 each. See? Cheap but nice.

Now, time to find a lot! Just contact +63943 5247120.

My Home: Decorating Ideas for Renters

Ah, if you are still renting.. Well, one of those tough things to do when in this situation is how do you actually decorate a place that’s not yours — hey, you can’t really move or remodel something significantly without express permission, right?

More so, if you’d finally be having a house of your own, how are you gonna remove those ‘sentimental’ things you may have ‘firmly’ attached to the walls or any part of the apartment?

Okay, here now are a bunch of decor ideas for renters out there..

Hmm… did you get them all? Oh, just too many. Hah! But you know what, obviously decors should be movable if big and removable if small. Then, if wheels could be integrated to whatever stuff or storage ‘fixture’ you have then so much the better.

Next. If you could creatively use color, unconventional things or used materials to beautify your place — well and good. That would not only save you money buying new items, but would also lessen the burden of actually bringing everything with you in case you transfer.

In the end, it pays to always be reminded that you would still be moving to a better place. Your own place.

Ready? Then CLICK HERE.. Or Here!

Consumer Video: Building a Wooden Cottage.. Yourself!

Today, we would like to give you another practical way to build your own house.. Or a wooden cottage for that matter. So, sit back and first watch how this could be completed, well, in just 4 hours!

Okay, many may not like the idea of just living in some kinda ‘box’ as how this cottage was just built. Then again, interior decorating is all on you. You hold the key on how a finished ‘box’ could be beautified. So, don’t worry. If you build it — it will come. Hah!

Hmm… More than anything else, presentations such as this gives us ‘ideas’ on how we could go about things in, say, a limited budget — in as little time. Therefore, take note of some keys.

One. Notice, wall panels are already in place beforehand. So, the thing here is accurate measurements so you could just prepare those walls and everything else — then assemble them like blocks.

Next. Simplicity. Since the house is like an ‘all-in-one’ room, you don’t really have to over-decorate it. A simple divider instead of designs of differing lengths will do. What matters is to simply stick with the basics, or what’s really needed to live and survive!

My Home: 5 Cheap DIY Home Repairs

Especially if your house has been up for years, eventually, there would be something to repair — it’s wear and tear. And so, it’s better to understand how things work around your ‘castle’ before they crack your walls and really puncture your pockets. Let’s see..

For those that doesn’t have airconditioners, better to regularly clean your coolers and fans. That would not only ‘blow’ you more air but ‘reduce’ the energy needed to make it work. Less energy, less costs.

Now, leaking faucets and running toilets is a gimme. Leaks only lead to more water needed for whatever your use and that’s more money going to the water supplier than water going to you!

Obviously, it’d be more cost efficient to patch your ‘tub walls’ than to put up a new ‘fixture’ — just like patching your roof instead of buying a new GI sheet. Thus, always check them before the rainy season.

Hmm… While using a candle to run through cracks and leaks is good, just be careful that nothing would burn while inspecting.

As for electrical outlets, try not to procrastinate on them — a short circuit could cause you problems especially during the summer..


My Home: Simple Tiny House Design

Yes, we’ve already seen a number of compact houses but still, the perspectives are different. Like clothing, technology or just about anything — other than price, things do boil down to design and features.

So, let’s have a look at this ‘Simple Tiny House Design’ by Alex Pino..

Cute? Hah, and cost efficient! Hmm… But did we hear of adding a patio? That would be nice but we’d need more than 150 square feet of land then. If ever there’s home improvements or something like that — here, we just have to do it within the limits of what we have.

While fixing a spot for a TV or sound system could be considered, it’s not really necessary for simple living, so don’t worry so much about it. On the other hand, a fridge (even a small one) and making sure there’s enough storage for kitchen items and clothes is a ‘must’.

As for the dining, it should be able to be folded just like the ladder for the loft. Meanwhile, the sofa in the living area would be cooler if it could turn into a sleeping place as well — like having a ‘sofa bed’ instead of a regular sofa. Makes sense?

One last thing, how about another door other than the entrance?

My Home: How to Organize a Tiny Home

Does it have to be a drag to live in a small home? I don’t think so. Unless you never liked it in the first place! But hey, with the changing times — higher prices, lower wages, bulging population — our space is shrinking, and so we got to learn to adjust!

While lifestyle adjustment maybe ‘survival’ for some, it’s in fact a way to thrive for the learned. Living comfortably doesn’t necessarily mean having all the space you could have, say, in your living room when you don’t really get to sit there most of the time. Seriously. 0313 apt

What Felice says is true. And basically it is what organized people do — just do away with stuff that is not really needed, and in our case, simply start packing ’em up like on a 10-day shift. You don’t really need to fill your wardrobe when it could actually take you 6 months — or even 3 months before you would even think of wearing ’em clothes and stuff!

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Having reserves or ‘just-in-case’ items is okay if it’s just a few pieces. Doing so would not only cut your expenses but also your time for maintenance, and ‘valuable’ space. Mind you, practicality and simplicity leads to an improved standard of living — and well-being. Just focus on purpose. Really.