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Countertops? Go for quartz! - Merlgen

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Creating a new kitchen? Renovating? upgrading? While Merlgen can help you create the kitchen  — and bathrooms —  of your dreams by transforming an area into a highly efficient space, they make sure the appointments are on point. The cabinetry they create considers your space. It ’ s maximized and correct. By correct, it means the ergonomics of the installation is taken into account and everything is in its assigned storage. The most used items within easy reach while the rest are accessible, and most importantly, the aesthetic pleases you, the user. Beyond beautiful cabinetry is the right countertop to complete the look. What does Merlgen have?   “ We highly recommend the quartz countertops. Merlgen ’ s collection has s even colors :  Absolute Black ,  Bianca Carrara ,  Super White .  Dream Beige ,  Nice Gray ,  Crystal Black  and out bestseller, the  Crystal   White , ”  said Honeylet Lim, manager of Merlgen Euro Designs.    “ Among the quartz assortment, the  Absolute Black  and  Bia

HOME DESIGN: Merlgen: cabinetry that compliments every bathroom design

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If someone says that the bathroom is the most important room in the house, would you agree? Give it a second though, it might get you nodding.    The bathroom is where one starts and ends the day, and an escape zone when seeking solitude, or a good hiding spot. Believe it or not, the shower is where inspiration can strike and the perfect area to decompress. How much time do you use this room daily?   In designing homes, the bathroom, does not get a s much attention, which shouldn ’ t be the case. It is one of the most used rooms in any home. Did you know that house guests can judge you by how this room looks?    “ The golden rules of bathroom design lists proper ventilation, ample natural light coupled with good mood lighting, and  attention to details . When we say details it means all appointments must be cohesive, it should have a theme and space conscious. Then the rest will fall into place —  the color, tile layout, fixtures and the right cabinetry, ”  said Honeylet Lim, manager o

CONDO LIVING: Festival mood at Legacy Leisure

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“ One of the main considerations in planning an event is the space, ”  said Candice Respicio of the Zegen Group, an Davao based events management company that holds an impressive list of clients from the private, corporate and political sectors.    “ The wide outdoor area of Legacy Leisure can be an exciting venue for a private festival like the Kadayawan for its residents. The amenities can be used for other purposes other than its intended use, ”  she added.   Impressive and unique is how to describe the amenity area of CrisRon Legacy Leisure Residences , the rising condominium project along Ma-a Road.    “ It is unique because our design goes the opposite direction of the regulated community developments which allots 30% of the total area to open space. Legacy Leisure ’ s open space will occupy 70% of the 2.4-hectare project, ”  said Clark Yap of CrisRon Holiday Builders, Inc.   “ To make the open space impressive, Legacy Leisure is going world-class on its amenity development. Acro

FOOD & LIFESTYLE: Cooking with Dona Elena

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Cooking has always been a breather for me. The kitchen is every mom's fave go-to-place whenever we feel the need to be alone. Today, I am glad to get hold a bag of Dona Elena products at home. I have a reason to play around the kitchen!  MINT PESTO PASTA WITH DOÑA ELENA ANCHOVIES & CASHEW BITS Ingredients:  100g Dona Elena Pasta Dona Elena Pure Olive Oil Dona Elena Anchovies Toasted garlic bits Pesto Powder or Pesto Sauce 1tbsp unsalted butter (optional) Salt & Pepper to taste Garnish with:  Mint Toasted garlic bits Cashew bits Directions: Bring to a boil 300ml water . Cook pasta for 8-10 mins. Set aside Heat pan. Pour olive oil.  Saute garlic bits. Add butter (optional) pour pesto powder. Stir until well blended. Add cooked pasta. Mix well.  Serve and garnish with mint, toasted garlic & cashew bits.  Serves 2.  ANCHOVY GARLIC BREAD Ingredients Basic Bread:  1 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/8 cup warm water 1 tsp instant dry yeast 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/8 tsp sa

Home improvements thrive during the pandemic - Merlgen

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No one expected to be spend this much time indoors . The sudden lock down offered homemakers a chance to focus on the home.  It made  everyone  look into how efficient and orderly  the residential space is, especially when all members of the household are present. Cleaning, decluttering, rearranging were sudden necessities. The inner interior designer was tapped, plantitas were born.    “ Staying indoors for a long time we start to notice the unnoticed. While we thought operations will slow down, if not cease, because of the pandemic, we were surprised with the number of contracts we had for improvements across the home, ”  said Honeylet Lim, manager of Merlgen Euro Designs   When the quarantine restrictions were eased, Merlgen immediately resumed operations in the two Davao plants with safety protocols adhered to. Contracted projects were delivered and new bookings were welcomed.    In 2020, Merlgen posted a sales increase of 30% from the 2019 record. This accounts for both home impro

CONDO LIVING: 90% of Legacy Leisure’s first tower sold in 11 months

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Legacy Leisure Residences hits  90 % sales mark on first tower in 11 months in June.   The pandemic is a challenging period to the real estate enterprise in Davao. But surprisingly, Legacy Leisure Residences is posting a steady rise in its sales.  “ We officially launched  two  month s  before the lockdown, on  January  2020. But as soon as the restrictions were eased, we bounced back to work with positive energy, adapted to the situation, created good deals, and strengthened our digital presence and relationship with the real estate agents, and got the construction rolling again, ”  said Wesley Bangayan, VP for marketing for Cris R on Legacy Leisure Residences (CLLR).   Bangayan confessed that there was uncertainty looming on the sales department. But trusting their brand and team, they were able to surpass their sales target in 2020.   “ Our strategy worked. In a span of five months, from August to December 2020, we posted a 60% sales on the first building, which is Tower 2. For the