Building & Renovating

The A to Z of Decorating and Renovation

Familiarize yourself with these terms that you need to know when renovating and sprucing up your home


From as-built plans to zigzag springs, here's a glossary of all the terms you need to know about decorating and renovation.

Special thanks to Architect Mia Quimpo and Interior Designer Tess Quevedo (resource persons). Interview and Production by Tala Singson. Illustrations by Joanne Bohol, Dagny Madamba, and Tala Singson. Additional photos by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions, Bahaghari, Rene Mejia, and Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article in the June 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

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