My exposure to construction materials and home interior cabinets led me to learn a bit to be smart on home improvement. Since day 1, hubby and I witnessed how our soon-to-be home was constructed. The contractor who constructed our house is also the one who is currently completing our home improvement.
After the turn-over of our house and lot, we started the home improvement. This is our Farrah House at Vallejo Place. As of May 2015, the photo posted there is the condition of the house when it was turned over to us. Now, the house was improved. The home improvement is still ongoing so what I can show you are some parts of the house only. My husband and I handle the budgeting with the construction materials to purchase. We helped each other to come up with the interior design of our house. Since the house is modern, I wanted a modern contemporary house design. From the interior to the exterior, we wanted to follow that theme. We are thankful that our carpenters/ workers are kind enough to share their skills about building houses. During the first weeks, we are super busy. We almost go to the hardware or home depot more than two times. We buy construction materials and things for home Interior.
I’ve learned the hardware’s conversion when placing an order for gravel and sand, and other items. It was fun actually! When the foreman, tell us what to buy next, I would compute or convert it first before going to the hardware. I am thankful to my Engineering background. I remember I hate Math during my high school days but I end up graduating BS Computer Engineering 🙂 – makes sense! Just for the reference of construction materials cost today, I will be posting the price.
Construction materials cost
- 10mm Iron bar – Php 80 each
- 12mm Iron bar – Php 120 each
- Cement – Php 215 per bag
- White Sands – Php 1,300 per elf
- Gravel – Php 1,425 per elf
- Hollow blocks – Php 10 each
- Plywood ordinary – Php 360 each
- Coco lumber 2x3x10 – Php 355 each
- Tie wire #16 – Php 60 each
Those are some of the construction materials price. For the cabinets, I decided to have built-in wardrobe and kitchen cabinets. Of course, the design is coming from me. What I did is search for cabinet designs and pick the ones that I like. The design depends on the size of the built-in furniture. I’ve posted the bare built-in wardrobe with vanity. The interior is almost done. Next is painting. I talked to a professional painter and I was surprised by their labor cost. When we computed the total, the labor cost for paints would be around Php50, 000. And that is only for the interior. We didn’t accept his quotation. We are thinking of doing the paints with our carpenter and hire only one professional painter who will finalize the main work.
These days are my busiest! Sorry if I am not that active online in publishing new posts and with social media. I am trying to balance my time. Lately, I have upper backache. I am grateful that presently I feel a little better. I need some space and rest. While writing this post, I just completed my online work. I am excited for our moving day. I pray that everything will be fine. God bless us all!