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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2012, 04:49:07 PM »
keep on coming mga sis... ng rersearch nadin ako...we'll be starting our house construction come 2014 as early as now reresearch nako...excited... hehe
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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2012, 10:18:57 PM »
hi mga sis ano kayang magandang gawin partition sa bedroom ano klaseng kahoy ang pede yung pangmatagalan na at yung hindi naririnig yung salita sa kabilang kwarto? thanks mga sis!
sis try nyo acoustic board. io daw yong sound proof eh...
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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2012, 04:56:16 PM »
I agree with Sofala. I just had my home improvement and hindi din biro ang nagastos namin. Ang contractor namin is 25k eto mga ginawa nila. kisame, room partition, mga cabinet (closet, kitchen cabinet, hanging cabinet for our LV room and console), yung foundation ng fence (hollow blocks) then sinemento nila yung bakuran. Sobrang binarat ko sila. natatawa nga mga kakilala ko.

Mas ok kung labor lang talaga sa knila at ikaw mismo ang mag ca canvass ng mga materials. Minsan na oover estimate nila kaya much better kung bawasan mo konti ang mga nililista nila na materials. ako naka 10x yata ako nagpadeliver. Pero ok lang kasi free naman ang delivery. Ok lang kulang wag lang sobra dahil kalat lang and mahirap din ibenta afterwards yung mga excess. Mas magastos talaga ang finishing / improvement. Kaya yung iba DIY lang namin like mga pagpintura ng mga cabinets

Sis, i need a carpenter. I would appreciate if you can refer  your carpenter to  us. Our home is at Cerritos Heights, Daan Hari. We have been dealing with contractors and carpenters within the area and they quote us sky high. As in 30k for paint work and this frustrates me n hubby. I hope you can send to me their contact info. Many thank! :)

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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2012, 10:01:25 PM »
acoustic board or egg crate.  gusto ko rin sound proof kasi may tsismosa sa amin.  hahaha.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2012, 10:14:26 PM by Dacian »
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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2012, 12:28:04 PM »
acoustic board or egg crate.  gusto ko rin sound proof kasi may tsismosa sa amin.  hahaha.

Magandang option yung paggamit ng sound proof sis  :) Buti na lang samin meron na agad because I lived in a condominium development here in Taguig. 

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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2012, 09:22:19 AM »
@Leishrac
yep.  acoustic board or egg crate if you want sound proof.  kami, house and lot.  more spacious than condo.  although, i also want to have a condo in the future.

good for you, napili mong condo sound proof.  kasi meron daw ibang condo na hindi sound proof.
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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2012, 09:51:30 AM »
@Dacian
Egg crate I'll to try see on that sis, thanks! Yup, I am very much satisfied with my condo unit here in Taguig besides of its strategic location, it is also being managed and developed by DMCI Homes a premier home builder/developer in our country.   
« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 02:27:26 PM by Leishrac »

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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2012, 08:50:40 PM »
if you have the budget, invest in inverter types of aircon and ref... proven to be cost efficient based on experience

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« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2012, 08:18:56 AM »
^pero sis yung inverter type na aircon eh advisable lang for more than 8 hours of usage daw? yun yung sinabi nung sales nung nagtingin kmi..

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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2012, 02:27:53 PM »
^yes, ganun kasi usage namin eh, naka-on more than 7hours...

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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2012, 01:39:35 PM »
My future father-in-law has his own tile company, and he made me a coffee table made of granite. Heavy, sturdy and oh so elegant. The legs were custom made din, made of bakal/ steel, he designed it and made it for me :D the table is about 3 feet long and it's freakin gorgeous. He also made matching side tables. This is just an idea. Instead of buying new furnitures, you can actually just make your own. Granite costs a lot i know but you can sub naman, like marble maybe
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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2015, 06:26:06 PM »
Anong wood ang waterproof?
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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2015, 05:35:18 AM »
may pinapa renovate kami house 5 beds and 5 baths, dirty kitchen and pinapaga ko modern kitchen isa. inabot kami 1 million sa lahat lahat. kasmaa plumbing and wiring. grabeh pala. friend na,in ang architect kaya medyo mura na daw yun. whole house repainted din ground to 3rd floor and rooftop. yun nga lang bukod pa pala ang price ng modern kitchen sabi additional 100k daw for that. ganon ba talaga kamahal yun?

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« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2015, 12:02:37 PM »
^ I can relate sis..
Samin naman nalaman ko sa mom ko na P100k daw cr pa lang namin.Eh ang liit liit naman! grabe noh. Sa inflation rate kaya yan at inaabot na ng ganun kada part ng bahay?
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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2015, 12:45:36 PM »
Kakatapos lang ng house namin kaya sobrang relate ako..grabe para talagang sumusuka kami ng pera sa dami ng gastos during the construction..I think yung gastos eh depende sa materials and sa size, mahal na talaga. Yung kitchen ko 180k siningil ng contractor, cabinets and granite countertop lang plus pull out pantry, kami nagprovide ng sink, built in oven etc.  try to ask different contractors to compare. May nagustuhan ako dati pero nasa 500k daw lol, cabinets and quartz countertop lang included sa price..

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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2015, 03:53:04 AM »
advise nga ng arhitect namin na gibain na yung house and gawa na lang ng new kesa renovate. kaso im running out of time na. uuwe kase kami don, besides mahirap magpagawa ng wala ako don. sa fb lang kami nag uusap.

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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2015, 05:08:17 PM »
Mga, sisses, ano po gamit nyo pang insulate sa ng ceiling sa attic? Okay na kaya yung foil with foam na nabibili sa ace hardware?

Thanks po sa makakasagot.

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Re: Home Improvement - Tips on How to Save
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2015, 03:48:22 AM »
Hi mga sis...just to add a tip here, I was able to find a good contractor for my walk-in wardrobe and kitchen at a cheaper price. You can contact Mang Bert at 0920 2857604.
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