A brief stop at Paco, Manila last week was enough to reignite the flame I have inside. That of buying stuff for the house.
I was in search of wardrobe cabinets since I do not want the hassle of looking for able carpenter/s, waiting to see if they will show up, cleaning wood dust, and stressing about the final outcome so I thought buying ready made ones are the way to go.
These furniture shops are along Pedro Gil St, before crossing Osmena Highway. Cheaper by almost 40% I think as compared to mall prices but the material is mostly laminated wood. The 2 door cabinets start at 3,800 and the bigger ones at 7,500. You can get side tables for a mere 1,500. Real wood side tables at 2,500 but the designs are limited.
They also have bed frames, buffet tables (the one I wanted at a mall cost 6,500 and here they are offering it to me at 4,500--sorry forgot to take a pic).
But I found this small nice couch which will be perfect for the TV area--only at 1,500 and that is without haggling yet.
Paco might be worth a look for those looking for affordable furniture.