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6 Things Every Homeowner Should Invest In

Luona Concept Store owners Jacy Gamboa and Marie Gutierrez reveal what every homeowner should spend on


When it comes to furnishing your home, when should you save and when should you splurge? Are there furniture pieces and design elements that you should spend more money on? To help us figure out when we should use our hard-earned cash, we interviewed Jacy Gamboa and Marie Gutierrez of Luona Concept Store.

Here are the top 6 things that the Luona Concept Store owners believe every homeowner should invest in.


Any home would look so much better with great lighting.

For best results, you should pair general lighting (such as the light bulbs on your ceiling) with accent lighting (like floor lamps or table lamps).


Another way to instantly spruce up your home is to display beautiful pieces of art. If you want your space to be even more special, you should invest in the work of Filipino artists.


One of the first things that guests see when they enter the home is the living room sofa. You can definitely make a great first impression by owning a sturdy, comfortable, and stylish couch. 

Kitchen Essentials

This is especially important for new homeowners or young couples! Set aside a part of your funds to buy a quality knife set, chopping board, and a pot-and-pan set.

Remember: good tools will always yield better results.

Dining Table

When asked about what every homeowner should save up for, this is the first thing that came to Jacy's mind!

Jacy explains that this piece is important because Pinoys are always gathered around the dining table. Since we spend so much time here, it should be a durable item that we enjoy looking at.


Investing in the best bed that you can afford will actually save you more money in the future! After all, you won't need to replace the bed every few years and you will also sleep better every night. A satisfying slumber can definitely help keep you healthy and happy.

Learn more about Jacy Gamboa and Marie Gutierrez and other Creatives to Watch in Real Living's July 2015 issue! 

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