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HOME IMPROVEMENTS are basically renovating things in your home. Usually people who do the manning is those who had the professional knowledge in doing it, but for us single parents or for those who are on a tight budget we do it alone to save extortionate fees.


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According to an article, when a Home Improvements is done by an amateur or the home owner itself it is called DIY(Do it yourself).  


The HOME IMPROVEMENTS is different with HOME REPAIRS. Because if we talk about Home Repair it co-relate with the fixing and finding solution to a problem, like if your faucet got clog or you have a sputtering shower. While Home Improvements deals with bettering your home, adding new things, or changing style.  




If only I had my own house, I can manage things and make my place a nice place to live in and I can turn it around and make it a haven. And to make it look better, I don't have to spend hundred of pesos to make my house looks great and expensive.

There are so many simple ways to make it cool, just follow these 5 SIMPLE THINGS that are applicable especially to Filipino household!

(1) Add an extra cabinet for your cleaning supply storage.(photo credit to Sew Many Ways). What I like about this cabinet is that, I can lock up all poisonous materials out of children's reach.



(2) Install a murphy beds. A murphy bed is also called the "WALL BED", "PULL DOWN BED or "FOLD-DOWN BED". I know this is so hard for us Filipino to have this kind of a bed because we prefer to sleep in a bunk bed. But let us try considering the murphy beds in order to have a spacious place to live in.(credit photo to SPRINGHOUSE SHOP & STUDIO)

OPEN BED WITHOUT MATTRESS
CUSTOM QUEEN SIZE DIY MURPHY BED  


(3) Have a DRAWERS for your electric outlet for your charging phones, laptops, or any electrical gadgets. These will also help you hide the ugly stuff wiring's in your home. Just make sure that your drawer is shorter than normal to allow room for power strips cord in the back.(photo credit to LGB Interiors)

   


(4) Stairs for storage. A cool idea to stop shoe cluttering in our home, this is also good for magazine and newspaper storage.




(5) Make an Innovative Bookcase. If you love to read books or you have a lot of books in your house and want to keep it, make a rotating bookcase.




I love this shape-shifting movement of 6 panels located on the upper corner of the cabinet which divides the living room and the bedroom, which is for me a very innovative and simple idea if you are living in a small apartment or a house.




A very unique design if you want to add something fresh in to your house.

These are just my 5 simple things that will make your home intensely awesome, a nice haven to live in. A place where you can feel comfortable and indestructible.

Before making any of this plan make sure to have a basic covered; financially and emotionally. It is very hard to make a Home Improvements Projects, you have to set priority and what you want DONE! Be ready for the outcome because if not there will be a great problem doing it again!

So, set first a plan and make sure that at the end you have a home that you can simply call this is my idea and this suits me!

    


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26 comments:

  1. I could use a murphy bed to squeezein more space in my room. This would also reduce the clutter.

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  2. These tricks are great for those living in the condo, especially the installation of the murphy bed. Where can we find something like that in stores? I think it's something that really needs to be customized.

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    1. Yes Rochkirstin, murphy beds need to be customized. One of our neighbors is using this kind of a bed in their house, it is not a condo house but because their house is too small for a 5 family members they need to customize a murphy bed just to
      have an ample space.

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  3. i love the stairs with storage. but i think hindi to uso sa tin since most of us preferred na bato din yung stairs natin.

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  4. Ugh! The outlet-drawers! I love that idea! I always struggle with where to put all the gadgets around the house especially when they're all stacked up together. If only I had a house to improve...

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  5. I am always thinking of ways to improve our home but prefer those that will not heavily affect our budget and you gave me brights ideas on what we can do.

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  6. Bookmarked this one. My wife is asking me kasi to make a sofa bed. But the Murphy bed is much better I think.

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  7. Did you know that there is a company here in our local market who does the same service. I chances upon them in SM North Edsa sa HOME, their target customers are condo owners. - KarenT

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    1. Wow! That's good to hear sis Inya. I'll better visit HOME later..and check it. Thanks.

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  8. These are all great tips! I would love to do No. 3 and have a hidden charging station! Our electrical outlet looks like a mini spaghetti noodles setup at the moment.

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  9. The murphy bed and stairway closets sure do save up spaces at any home.

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  10. Hala ka Pal.. My wife is egging me now to make that cabinet bed.. This is what I get from sharing your nice post to my wife.

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  11. Cabinets and extra cabinets are important especially for Filipino homes. We Pinoys love trinkets and all these cute abubots that we buy on impulse but later on, we'd end up not using them so cabinets will really come in handy. The murphy bed is perfect for those who stay in condos given the limited space that they have, it's gonna help make their living space look neat.

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  12. These stuff are especially useful in countries which are overpopulated, congested, or when the housing are super expensive!

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  13. I have seen most of this except the last one with the rotating cabinets. I've always, personally love the drawers with electric outlets because it would help make the house a lot neater; there wouldn't be wires and gadgets on tables while charging. :)

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  14. Very useful tips. Thanks for sharing

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  15. I get the idea that murphy bed are not hardy, in addition to the fact that it's a little less convenient, having to pull them down everynight and push back up in the morning. the movement of the hinges every single day will make the bed more susceptible to wear and tear, no? and having pull out drawers at the risers of the stairs is a brilliant idea, but extra care has to be put into choosing the material for the thread of the stairs. if not, premature sagging will occur and the drawers may get stuck.

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  16. that is one great idea of having a space saver in a tiny bedroom. especially that convertible bed and i love that swiveling book shelves. i will try to have this kind of bed in my kids room/playroom coz i was only thinking of having a sofa bed for her

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  17. These are some really great ideas! I'm renovating right now and will have to try these out!

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  18. I think having separate drawers for electric gadgets can also reduce wiring problems. I like the contemporary staircase as it saves a lot of space.

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  19. These are great ideas. I like the drawer with outlet and the storage stairs.

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  20. Sad to say I am not really a DIY guy especially when it comes to carpentry. Those drawers on the stairs look great and saves space.

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  21. These are such great ideas to keep your home extra neat and organized. Definitely a lot of great points! :)

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  22. Your sample photos for DIY is great because of the ideas involved. I have my own ways to improve my dwelling. You can DIY house improvement according to your way of living.

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  23. Wow! this is awesome. I like the compact home ideas. You make me want to touch-up and reorganized my home. I need more space and storage.

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  24. I love the idea of the stairs and the bed. Perfect for small sized condominium unit. - KarenT

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