Really Want To Redecorate Your Home? 6 Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Redecorating - Condominium For Sale Quezon City

When the year is new, almost everything’s … new, even our interiors. A fresh sense of aesthetics in your living space is always a welcome sight, but like everything else, it comes with its own set of disadvantages.

In the near-future, when you’re already living in one of our condominiums for sale in Quezon City, keep in mind these pros and cons of redecorating so you won’t commit any interior design faux-pas.

Advantages of Redecorating

Pros:

New Look

This is perhaps the most popular reason why people go through the considerable hassle of rearranging their furniture and shopping for new ornaments. Why mix and match everything else once again? Because the previous look has become either boring or was never really good in the first place. Either way, it’s always exciting to see your home transformed into a fresh new haven. A different sense of style at your own home can make you feel as though you were someplace else but still at the comfort of a place you’ve come to know and love.

A Chance to Catch Up

Just because your arrangement at home is impressive doesn’t mean that young, fresh, in-the-know interior designers would call it snazzy. If you want your friends to think that you’re one of those experts you are looking up to, it’s time to check a few magazines or the internet for new styles and change things up a bit. Not everyone is in, but it’s so much better if you are.

Cleanup Time

Over a long period of time, due to either the wear and tear of constant use or the changing of tastes and trends, you will accumulate a lot of things that you will want to get rid of. Old decorations that have fallen in disarray and disrepair, damaged furniture, electronics that have become obsolete – things you no longer have any use for and have come to dislike. Give them to charity, sell them to a junk shop – it’s up to you what to do with them. And once they’re gone, you can now get newer, shinier stuff to put in your home.

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Cons:

Can Be Costly

If you’re planning to go beyond changing where the different furniture sets are placed, prepare to shell out hundreds – or even thousands – of bucks. New china, lampshades, and other small ornaments can cost three to even four digits, small furniture like chairs and coffee tables a few thousands, couches and other considerably sized furniture a few ten thousands, and LED TVs for home theater systems can shoot up to a few hundreds of thousands. If you want to refurnish, prepare for the costs. You’ve been warned.

Tiresome and Time-Consuming

Money isn’t the only thing you’re going to spend when redecorating. Thinking and looking for a brand new look, going to the mall to check out the home department, moving things in, out, and around, and a lot of other actions you need to do to give your house a fresh style require a lot of time and effort. If you think you lack one or both of them, then it’s better if you redecorate some other time.

You Might Regret It

Some designs that look good inside your head, in a computer screen, or a magazine page may not turn out as charming in real life. And the worst part? What you thought would be an aesthetic upgrade is actually less ideal than your previous setup, and reverting to it can cause just as much of an inconvenience. Therefore, when you’re still planning to make a change, make sure that it’s really what you want and that it’s actually going to work.

There you have it – the plus sides and downsides of changing up the insides of your home. So, what’s it going to be? It’s up to you to find out for yourself. After all, it’s your home.

6 Condo Hacks That Will Help You Save Space In Style!

If matter is something that occupies space, then the things you have at home matter. Well, what if you’re already starting to have too much things that matter, so much so that you’re running out of space?

If you think that is the conundrum you’ll have when you start living in one of our condominiums for sale in the Scout area, then read up on how you can save space and keep everything that matters to you at home.

Use a Chest as a Coffee Table

chest table

Instead of the usual coffee table where everything below the top and between the feet is nothing but an empty and unusable space, why not use a chest? With chests, you can store things you’re not currently using, and you can make them double as a coffee table. This will save you from the costs of having to buy a coffee table and storage crates, as well as save your house from the considerable space the two will occupy.

Run Shelves up to the Ceiling

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If your house doesn’t exactly have a high ceiling, this should be a good and convenient space-saving idea. Instead of putting or building another small shelf, which will once again eat up precious floor space, it’s better to make tall shelves that occupy a part of your house that virtually has no use.

Hole in the Wall

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Rather than mounting cupboards on walls, why not make cupboards a part of the wall itself? This will allow you to place more things on the kitchen. And if there comes a point when you no longer need too much space, a hidden compartment is always cool in your visitors’ books.

Not Just A Closet

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Is there still anybody at home who’s playing hide and seek? Whether the answer is yes or no, if you’re already starting to run out of space, it’s time you added a sorter/storage cabinet on the closet floor. After all, there’s no such thing as monsters, so nobody’s using the part beneath where the clothes hang.

Sofa Bed

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Why buy a bed if you can have one with your sofa? You can use it to receive guests and as a seat when you’re watching TV in the morning, and you can sleep on it when night falls. And if you want even more bang for your buck, buy one of those sofa beds with a pull-out bed. Two beds and a sofa for the price of one furniture – what a steal.

Wall Bed

wall bed / Murphy's Bed

If a sofa-bed for you is still a space-eating behemoth, then what about a bed that will consume zero floor space when not in use? Yes, there’s such a thing; it’s called a wall bed. When it’s time to rise and shine, you can hang it up and use the space for some other activities. And when you finally have some shuteye, just hang it back down.

With these suggestions, you can save both space and the things that matter to you. See? It doesn’t take rocket science.

5 Reasons To Stay At Home This Christmas Season

Lauren Hannah Properties - Stay Home This Christmas

There are a lot of places you can go to this Christmas. The mall, the park, a luxury hotel – there are so many beautiful sights to see during the holidays. However, all of them do not have serenity and simplicity – two things that should be felt this season. So, where’s this one place where you can find them? The home, nowhere else – especially if you call one of our premier condos for sale along EDSA ‘Home’.

Here are a few reasons why there’s nothing like Christmas at home:

Heavy traffic

Because of seemingly endless holiday shopping and Christmas parties left and right, the traffic, which is already heavy enough as it is, just became even heavier, more unforgiving, and more unbearable, with long and winding stretches of road filled with glaring red taillights from one end to another. So, if you have nowhere else important you have to be in and nothing else you have to buy, then just stay at no place else than your humble abode.

­­­You have visitors

If everyone’s going to someone else’s place during the holidays, then who will people be visiting during Christmas? What if someone else comes to visit you and you’re not home? That’s why you need to stay put and make sure that they’ll feel welcome – cook dinner, perform either a general or a quick cleanup, and prepare your home entertainment system for your guests. After all, there’s no better time for hospitality than Christmas time.

It’s more intimate

Intimate family Christmas bonding

Although there’s nothing wrong with spending Christmas somewhere else other than home, you have to admit that it’s best celebrated in a place of your own than one you share with hundreds or even thousands of other people you don’t know. Besides, expect that malls, theme parks, and other popular spots will be filled to the brim and therefore would be hard to have fun in, so make your own brand of family fun at home instead.

A lot more relaxing

There’s no denying that the time you spend in places outside the home can be fun. However, when it’s all over, you can’t help but feel exasperated, and only a relaxing reprieve at home can restore your weary soul. On the other hand, a good time at home, even if it involves something physical, hardly tires you out. Truly, there must be some kind of unexplainable magic in the home that fills its inhabitants with energy.

Practice your traditions

Family traditions are, well, supposed to be only within you and your family. And what better venue to hold these private affairs than your very own space? Whether it’s an embarrassing song-and-dance contest or a heartfelt exchange gift, these activities that are meant to be shared with the most important people in your life give off a sense of family togetherness and joy, and they’re felt best when all of you are at home.

So, are you still contemplating on leaving your house this season? Go ahead; nobody’s stopping you. Just remember that you’ll always go back. And when you do, you’ll realize there’s no place like it.

Faster, Before They Arrive! Clean Your House in an Hour or Less

Clean Your House In An Hour Or Less

Having unexpected guests can be a pleasant surprise. But if they’ll be coming to visit on a notice so short that you were unable to clean up your house, it can be a source of panic.

When that happens to you, don’t lose your cool. As long as you have an hour, then you can still turn what you see as a mess into the picture of cleanliness. If you think that’s impossible, then do the impossible with these quick and easy steps that can be applied to a mansion, one of our condos for sale along EDSA, and anything else in between.

Organize your things

To dust, sweep, wipe and mop can be difficult, boring, and time-consuming. So before you get to those tedious things, begin with what’s easy – organizing your things. Get the things that are not in their place and put them where they belong, and fix and align them so that they’ll look presentable.

Start with the living room

It should be a no-brainer that the first place you should be dusting and sweeping is the living room. After all, this is the first place your guests will see and the place where they will spend the most time in.

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Fight it! Fight it!

If you have portraits, paintings, or anything encased that you haven’t touched in quite a long time, dust them down. If they have collected lots of dust, visitors will notice because they’ll be curious with whatever images are mounted on your wall or posted in the shelves.

As an additional, light scented candles or spray air freshener to hide any unwanted odors that you might not be able to smell.

Clean the dining room next

You can’t let your guests leave on an empty stomach, which means the dining room will be definitely used. That leaves you no choice but to clean the tables, chairs, and cupboards. Aside from the tables, pay special attention to the counters, as they’ll be in view during mealtime. Remove food items and condiments sitting on them, dust them, and sweep the floors.

Also, make room in your refrigerator, in case your guests either bring food or open it. Discard spoiled food and leftovers, and move large containers to the back.

Clean the bathroom

The second most frequented room by visitors is the bathroom, since they can’t really help it but to need some bio-breaks every now and then. Therefore, you need to make sure that it’s very clean, for even the smallest of stains can make your visitors think that it’s unsanitary.

Begin with the mirror, as your guests will be checking their looks on it. Use a glass cleaner to remove stains and fog. Next would be the sink and the bath tub and shower. Aside from cleaning them, supply them with soap, shampoo, and other toiletries.

Last but definitely not the least would be the toilet bowl. Clean and disinfect the outside first, then move on to the inside. Use a toilet bowl cleaner to make sure it’s thoroughly free of bacteria, stains, and odor. Also, make sure that there is enough toilet paper.

Being unprepared isn’t an excuse for an unclean and disorganized home. Thankfully, with these points, you can tidy up your house in no time.

Quick, They’re Coming! Readying Your House For Christmas Visitors

Readying House For Christmas Visitors

Christmas is the time of the year when you should be opening your doors, especially for family and friends. If you’re planning to host a gathering this Christmas, then you’ve got some prepping to do. But if you’re the proud owner of one of our classy condominiums for sale in Quezon City, then you don’t need to do much. We made sure of that.

Nonetheless, here are a few things you should do to make your place the perfect setting for an awesome Christmas gathering:

Do general cleaning

If you should be doing this during days when you’re not expecting anyone, then how much more when you’re expecting important visitors? Sweep and mop the floors, dust the cupboards, shelves, and furniture, organize the clutter – anything to make sure that your living space has the look and feel of a clean haven and not a run-down bachelor pad.

Sniff what’s up

Don’t rely on your nose to determine the general smell of your own house; this is because you’re already used to it. Therefore, do not assume there are no unpleasant smells in your house. In order to not leave your guests picking up strange odors, thoroughly clean areas that usually have odorous items such as the kitchen and the bathroom, take out the trash, dust off your furniture and fixtures, and clean your pets.

Dress up the sofa

You, and your family if you have one, are probably already used to a bare couch. But to your visitors, it’s a total turn-off. Because of the lack of either throw pillows or a cover for your sofa, or even both, they will either feel uncomfortable sitting on it or choose not to at all. Therefore, don’t settle for what is just satisfactory for the best seat in the house. If you have these all-too-important couch accessories, bring them out. If not, then it’s due time you bought one for your guests and yourself.

Entertain them

Even if you have the most spic-and-span house in the entire world, your visitors will not be pleased if they find themselves bored out of their wits. Therefore, if you don’t want them feeling that a minute in your house is an hour in Earth time, provide them means of entertainment. Let them use your wifi, LED, laptop, or game console, give them food and drinks, and lend them light reading materials. Heck, if you want a more personal approach, you can engage them in a conversation if you think you’re good enough. Just don’t leave them with nothing but their thoughts.

Serve right

Whether it’s the Christmas season or not, it’s only right that you serve your guests, not just literally, but also gastronomically. Don’t just cook food; prepare dishes that will appeal to them. If their visit is announced, ask them what kind of food they like. If you’re either unskilled on the culinary arts or too busy to put them into practice, delivery is a good emergency option. Although it lacks personal touch, what matters is that your visitors won’t feel famished.

Some people regularly visit, while some only once a year, during this season to be exact. So when they pay you a visit, pay them back with an unforgettable and enjoyable memory.