Shopping Guide

Buying an Investment Piece

Foregoing a few luxuries can actually afford you a quality piece for the home

Photography: Paolo Feliciano (main photo)

After acquiring your new home, furnishing it would be the next big step. Given the numerous expenses that we need to take note of, we sometimes opt for affordable pieces just to complete our space. Keep in mind that it pays to invest in quality furniture that last a long time. 

How can you afford quality pieces? A few sacrifices will surely go a long way! Let our short list below guide you.

A new pair of shoes or a new trundle bed?

A new pair of shoes every payday at P1,250 per pair for 6 months = P15,000

What You Can Buy: A trundle bed frame at P14,950 (full size bed, 48”x75”) 

Photo from The Land of Nod.

A trip to the spa or a new sofa?

Monthly spa treatments at P4,000 per treatment for 5 months = P20,000

What You Can Buy: A two-seater sofa at P19,950

Parker Knoll Sofa photo from Johnny Moustache.

A glass of wine or a new dining set?

Drinks at a wine bar every Friday night at P790 per glass for 5 months = P15,800 

What You Can Buy: A four-seater dining set (table and 4 chairs) at P14,950

Learn more about investment pieces and how you can turn them from basic to beautiful in our May Issue! Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

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