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5 More Must-Visit Shopping Spots If You're On A Budget

You won't find anything that costs an arm and a leg in these places

Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Production, Jun Pinzon, Vincent Coscolluela and At Maculangan

Whether you're putting together your humble abode from scratch or giving it a makeover, being able to save a few bucks when shopping for new home pieces benefits everyone—you're able to allot your spare cash for other must-haves, use it to invest in big ticket items or put it aside for a rainy day. If you're looking for places where you can find budget-friendly furnishings, hit these spots on the weekend:  


In a nutshell, HMR is a multistoried warehouse filled with reasonably priced finds. If you look past the store's shabby layout, you might score a treasure. You can find coffee makers at P2,000, microwave ovens at P3,000 and even a vanity for around P6,000. Garden tools like weed wackers, hoses and outdoor lanterns are abundant in this store, too. 

Pioneer street cor. Reliance street, Mandaluyong City. You can call them at 634-0526. 

Ortigas Home Depot 

This builders' haven houses shops that specialize in lighting, furniture, flooring and all the other home construction needs that you can think of. You will also find the Builders Superstore here—a one-stop shop enclave of branded raw materials and furnishings. The best part? They often hold bodega sales and bring the prices down to a whole new level. 

1 Dona Julia Vargas Avenue (near corner Meralco Avenue), Pasig City. You can call them at 683-4579. 

Mandaue Foam 

This Cebu-based foam and furniture company offers a great deal of living, dining and bedroom pieces at seriously reasonable prices—what's even nicer, they regularly give discounts and hold sales for loyal shoppers. There's enough to choose from to practically fill a whole room or work as a perfect foil to existing high-end pieces. 

KM 23, Ortigas Avenue extension, Cainta, Rizal. You can call them at 656-6809. 

Regalong Pambahay Outlet Store 

Aside from the classic offerings made of native materials, Regalong Pambahay also has modern gems that will fit every home's sleek aesthetic. Get your fix of abaca swirl vases, talahib placemats, egg-shaped chairs all in one shopping hub. 

FMF Business Center, 126 Pioneer street, Mandaluyong City. 

SM Homeworld

This retail giant claims to have it all and it's safe to say that it's true. Anyone from first-time homeowners to newlywed couples and growing families can benefit from their extensive collection of beddings, towels, linens, kitchenware and furniture that hit different price points.

In all SM Department Stores nationwide. 

Read the original article ("10 Hot Budget Spots") in the July 2009 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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