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Worldbex 2017

Our team was at Worldbex earlier today, so watch out for our feature on the many things to discover at the event. This year’s event runs from March 15 to 19, 2017 at these locations: World Trade Center Metro Manila, Philippine Trade Training Center, and the SMX Convention Center. It starts at 10AM until 8 in the evening.

For now, we have photos to share with you.


Philippines International Furniture Show 2017

The HomeBase team is at this year’s Philippines International Furniture Show, so we’re bringing you some photos from the event. But before that, here’s a bit of info about the PIFS:

For many years, Filipino designers have had a reputation for creativity and innovative use of natural fibres and locally available raw materials. International design trends currently lean very heavily on ‘green’ production and natural feel – so the Philippines is ideally placed to meet the demand being set internationally for clean lined contemporary resort style furniture.

The companies that participate at PIFS are also keen to meet the demand created by the boom in development of tourism projects within the Philippines. These local manufacturers and designers are confident that they can meet the demands of city centre hotels, island retreats and eco lodges.

And here are the photos!


Wilcon Depot and Manny O Group donate P6 million each to Gawad Kalinga

(L-R) Manman Osmeña, Executive Director of Manny O Group; Manny Osmeña, Chairman of Manny O Group; Tony Meloto, Founder of Gawad Kalinga; Wiliam Belo, Founder and Chairman of Wilcon Depot; and Mark Belo, Chief Financial Officer of Wilcon Depot

Wilcon Depot, Inc. and Manny O Group hand over P6 million each to Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc., to help in the construction efforts of building 80 houses in Sulu. The turnover ceremony was held last February 20, 2017 at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

For more information, log on to www.wilcon.com.ph. You can also follow their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram @wilcondepot.ph.

Wilcon Depot Supports Worldbex 2017

Wilcon Depot and the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (Worldbex) announces another year of partnership in a press conference held last February 28, 2017.

Leading the event is Wilcon Depot SEVP-COO Rosemarie Ong, together with Worldbex Founding Chairman Joseph Ang, Worldbex Managing Director Jill Ang, and Worldbex Marketing Director Jon Richmond Ang.

As an avenue for product exhibition and building relationship with consumers, Wilcon participates in Worldbex by showcasing their array of brands through a booth display. As one of the most awaited trade fair events in the country, Worldbex is able to gather traders, professionals, home enthusiasts, and home builders every year. Wilcon also supports Worldbex by sponsoring materials for the booth of the Philippine Institute for Interior Designers (PIID) during the fair.

“Now with over a decade of partnership, we are pleased that Wilcon and Worldbex are continuously working for the same vision and goals. This solid foundation will allow us to create more ways to provide better choices for builders all over the country,” said Rosemarie Ong.

See more of Wilcon by visiting www.wilcon.com.ph. You can also follow their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram @wilcondepot.ph.

Wilcon Depot’s “Sustainability is the New Green” Campaign Launched

“Sustainability is the New Green”, Wilcon Depot’s latest campaign, was launched in Makati City at Desigño Atelier.

With its 38 nationwide branches now boasting of an accumulated 230,000 square meters of retail space, Wilcon Depot is the most trusted in home building and construction merchandise for several decades now.


Turning Small Spaces to Huge Hubs


Do you often get frustrated in designing your home because you find yourself limited in terms of space? Don’t fret — interior design experts say that there are more ways than one to create an illusion of more room.

Read on to find out how to get the most of every inch at your house:


How to Personalize Rented Space


Living in a rented apartment, condominium or house? If you think you can’t personalize your space because you don’t really own it, think again. There are actually a lot of ways to go around the rules without breaking the bank.

Here are some things you can do  to make your rented abode feel like something a little more permanent, without spending so much:


Quick Home Fixes Revealed


With the recent typhoon Glenda, many Filipinos were forced to stay at home, not risking their lives and limbs from uprooted trees, flying roofs and other harmful debris.  With nothing much to do — since electricity was also out for some days — it was a perfect opportunity to do a checkup on our respective homes, identifying problem areas that we often neglect due to busy schedules.

Now that the weather is better — despite ongoing rains due to another typhoon — it’s time to get cracking on fixing those problem areas. Before you rummage your phonebook for a plumber or a carpenter, check first if you can do the deed yourself.

Here are some common household problems that you may be encountering, and how to fix them:


Is Your Home Flood-Ready?

Residents ride in a rescue boat after being evacuated due to heavy flooding in Marikina, Metro Manila

With another strong typhoon already inside the Philippines, it’s high time to revisit tips on how to keep your homes from being flood-free.

Of course, common sense has it to avoid living on flood-prone areas. However, because storms are becoming stronger and more unpredictable, even locations that used to be safe from the deluge are also at risk.


Solved: Coffee Table Alternatives


Now that the weather has gotten cold and rainy, sharing a cup of coffee with family and friends is perfect. Problem is, where to put them?

If you can’t find a coffee table that matches your furniture, or if you’re looking for something more versatile, don’t fret — there are a lot of smart and stylish alternatives for a coffee table. Perhaps you already have one right under your nose, so get inspired with these ideas: