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June 19, 2020

If you ask your architect to design your bedroom, chances are he will draw it like this: 

He will put in a bed, a closet, a work table and then a TV. There will be a TV in every bedroom (including your kids rooms) because these days, it has become the norm.

But I’m an ad...

October 27, 2017

1. "Free" Floor plans
There are some contractors out there who will offer free floor plans if you hire them as the general contractor of your home. I hope you understand  that  there s  no  such thing as a free lunch. Odds are they will recover the cost of the plans by...

February 9, 2017

I just spent the last 3 days trying to close a prospective client who wanted to have his house built in a mid level subdivision in the south. I received an email inquiry from him thru my webpage

I spent the last 3 days introducing myself, my background, my works and bas...

October 23, 2015

I'm sharng an article I wrote a couple of years ago, I feel that though the examples may not be the latest projects but the observations are still spot on, hope this article may be of some value to my readers ;)

 

You need a house and are thinking of either buying a Cond...

September 9, 2015

 

For those in the habit of watching cable TV programs featuring home makeovers where they transform cluttered or boring spaces into sleek and hip new rooms im sure you have at one point or another wondered if you could do the same for your own home. I have collected a...

July 28, 2015

One of the biggest dream of every family today is have their own home, a place they could call their own. Today with the influx of OFW remittance and the success of the BPO industry many families have been able to reach this dream.

 

For the average "Joe" planning,...

May 28, 2015

Ive written an article on this matter a few weeks ago, but there have been suggestion to put in a graphical presentation so as to make the communication easier & clearer. We'll here it is guys, hope it helps ;)

 

After the initial meeting and after signing the proposal,...

May 15, 2015

Earlier this week, we heard about the sad news of 72 workers being lost in a factory fire in Valenzuela City. It's quite sad when people aren't accorded the opportunity to find safety when it could have been easily planned for and provided. 

 

Today, I'd like t...

April 24, 2015

One item that is very important in planning to have your house built is the timeline. In as much as the timeline will vary based on your house's size, its design, location and the condition of its lot; let's work on an average 2-storey house in the Philippines just to...

March 26, 2015

(image by Gatewaygreen.org)

 

There’s a movement going around called the “White Roof Movement” which says that painting your roof white can help save the environment and your wallet. The idea is that a white roof, having a higher solar reflectance (reflection of ultravio...

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