Shopping & Services

Reader Question: What Kind of Outdoor Furniture Should I Buy in Manila?

Furnish your outdoor space with sturdy and durable pieces that will stand the test of time

Shares

Q: We are working on beautifying our garden so we are thinking of buying an outdoor set that can withstand harsh weather. We don't have a big budget so a pricey teakwood set is already crossed off our list—unless you can recommend a shop that sells reasonably-priced teakwood furniture!

Plastic is also an option, but preferably not those ubiquitous Monobloc chairs. So far, we haven't found anything in the department stores that thrilled us. Any suggestions?—Edsel Dura, Taytay, Rizal

A: Put teakwood furniture back on that list! It’s better to invest in pricey teakwood than to settle on your second choice plastic set. Outdoor teakwood furniture looks better than its plastic counterparts. It’s also more durable, making it a good investment that will last a lifetime. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful outdoor pieces at Komodo Teak Furniture. You might get lucky and see something you like—on sale!

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Another option would be to look for previously-owned teak furniture in second-hand shops. Remember: don’t give up and don’t settle for anything less.

Read the original article ("Ask It") in the June 2007 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

WHERE TO BUY:

KOMODO TEAK

  • FMF Compound, 126, Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City
  • LRI Design Plaza, N. Garcia St., (formerly Reposo), Makati City

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

7 Plants That Can Help You Keep Dengue Away

You need to do more than just plant them outside your home

Make Your Home Smell Like a Fancy Hotel for Less Than P700!

Shop for scented candles, room sprays, and more essentials while maintaining your budget

10 Things You Need to Clean to Avoid a Stinky Home

We tend to overlook how scent contributes to the first impression our house makes on guests �" or on us!

5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from this Family Home in San Juan

This home doesn't just have picture-perfect rooms. Let it inspire you to get organized.

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

Which One is Best for Your Home: A Diffuser or A Humidifier?

Here is a quick guide between a diffuser and humidifier to help you decide which one is better for your space

6 Convincing Reasons Why It's Better to Rent Than Buy a Home

Paying monthly dues is less stressful compared to managing real estate taxes

9 Affordable Ways to Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover

Updating the look of your cabinets can greatly improve the overall ambiance of your kitchen

Is Your House Making You Sick?

Household pollutants may cause respiratory diseases and other health problems

These Cozy Laundromats Offer Good Food and Coffee, Too

These well-thought-out spaces are making us look forward to laundry day!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!