Showing posts from 2020

Noche Buena on the Merlgen kitchen counter

In a small house or big house with a family of two or four, who says the kitchen counter can't be a good spot for Noche Buena? More people are opting to maximize spaces in their homes. Everybody is into multi-tasking so it won’t come as a surprise that when it comes to choices on home design, spaces should be wel l planned and ready for various  activities.   Just like the multi-tasking lifestyle, the kitchen should function the same.   In the past, the  kitchen was strictly  m om and the cook ’s territory .  Today, much has changed.  M om and pop wear the chef’ s hat , lifestyle is busier  and   living spaces a re getting more compact.  It  has evolved from a prep-and-cook area to a p rep-cook-and-dine zone . It  even  serves beyond  its   main  purpose as  a  place to cook and dine  at  any time of day ( including sneaking for a snack at midnight ) . It  has become the spot to bond, unwind, work or study.   It’ s  the mos t used space in any  home , and  the most versatile.   Wit

Legacy Leisure Residences introduces new scheme

The pandemic  may have paused the economy, but there’s no stopping anyone grabbing a good investment opportunity when presented.  This month, Legacy Leisure Residences will be offering its new 15%-85% payment scheme.    “Investing in real estate is always a good idea. The Covid-19 pandemic got a lot of investors into the  wait-a nd-see attitude, but now is a good time to invest with property developers offering investment schemes that won't break the bank,” said Wesley Bangayan, Vice President of Legacy Leisure Residences. With  Legacy Leisure Residences, the condominium development along Ma-a Road that was launched in January this year, the introductory price was offered wi th an easy payment plan. The  deposit of  Php 8,000  per month is payable  in 48 months and the balance can be  financed by a partner  bank  or Pag-Ibig  Fund ,  or  by  avail ing  of the  in-house loan.   “The lockdown was implemented right after we launched,” said Bangayan, “ Thus construction and sales was p

Your dream cabinetry by Merlgen in 3 easy steps

Everything starts with a dream. You have a clear picture in your mind  of how your ideal  cabinetry  will look  like .   With ease, y ou see yourself  moving  from one cabinet section to  another. E verything is where it should be , everything  within easy reach.    From a distance , the space is  a pretty picture . All components complement  from the tones of the wall to the pieces of furniture around it.  You nod with contentment to the   well-planned  space . A ll you need is someone to  help you  turn  this vi sion to reality.   Now,  you   search for  a reputable partner  to  make it happen .  Look into the company’s  experience , this  counts a lot. S o does the  string of  delighted  clients on its  roster.  They have  to be knowle dgeable with the  trends, hold  a wide range of the latest materials  in their  cache,  and   supported by  modern technology , too.   A seasoned company can boast of a good  track record. All t hese bear weight on your decision .  Choo se someone eas

Maricris F. Brias’ Coral panels win prestigious Red Dot: Product Design 2020 award

Maricris Floirendo-Brias , Creative Director  of TADECO Home, adds another  feather on her cap . She   highligh ted   an origina l Davao- hand crafted  creation  in the  international design arena, and scores a prestigious design award.   Not one but two designs  by  Maricris F. Brias for TADECO Home were awarded the distinguished Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 under the new meta   category of Innovative Products. Because of the designs’ use of innovative components, the Brain Coral Panel and  Sea Fan Coral Wall Panel was awarded  this prestigiou s distinction in Essen, Germany last June. The   winning  designs  will be presented in the R ed Dot Design Museums, in the online presentation and in the Red Dot Design Yearbook.    The ‘ Sea Fan  Coral’ and ‘Brain Coral’  wall panel and  partition are design ed  to resemble coral s  native to the Philippine seas. This decorative elem ent is made up  of metal bars covered with abaca fibres  held together with metal wire of copper, stainle


  Even during the pandemic Legacy Leisure Residences assures its investors that construction is on schedule. Wesley Bangayan, Vice-President for Marketing of Legacy Leisure Residences, said they are adhering to their construction timeline and can deliver on target date.    “There is no delay on the construction  timeline ,” assured Bangayan.   “ Currently,  the project’ s contractor  is  working on  the foundation for T ower 2, the first building being  erected .  The ground has been cleared,  flattene d, and mapped out. Foundation work i s  on schedule . ”   The  resort-type  condominium project along Ma-a Road broke ground on January 30  of  this year. On the same day , the Legacy Leisure Residence showroom was also inaugu rated ,  where f utur e residents can get a glimpse of the spacious soon-to-be-homes.   A  month  after the groundbreaking ceremony, in March,  the nationwide  lo ckdown was implemented suspending field and office work. In May, the restrictions were eased and allo

MERLGEN, customizing homes

Sleek, modern and highly functional, modular cabin etry has changed the look of the home and lives of its residents.    As on e  condominium dweller  affirms , “Modular cabinetry is custom-made to match my needs and at the same time it fits my space perfectly. It is  a good design solution. ”    “The focus now is the user.  Modern c abinetry has become more than just  sto rage space s . Its design objective is to make sure it serves the user’s precise requirements from  aesthetic  to ergonomics. It should  serve the user in every aspect and  deliver ease and comfort,” said Honeylet Lim, general manager of  MERLGEN  Euro Design, Inc .   In Davao, the preference  f or custom-made modular  furnishing was  slowly  gaining traction on the onset of 2010 .  The superior manufacturers though were distant ,  with Cagayan de  O ro  the closest  to the city . The  Bangayans  had  cabinets customized  in CDO  for their new home. However, after-sales service posed as a problem. Ther e was a long wa