It is true that choosing to move into your own condo is not cheap. There are bills and dues to pay and other things you need to buy, and that most definitely includes furniture for your condo unit.
And the next problem that you will be facing is where to buy cheap furniture that will fit the design that you want on your condo unit. To help you in your search for condo furniture, DMCI Homes has prepared a list of places where you can find and buy cheap furniture in the Philippines.
So what are you waiting for? Grab a pen and paper and take note of the places that will be mentioned in this blog!
Where To Buy Cheap Furniture in the Philippines
- Bonny Furniture
- Home Factory Outlets
- Office Busters
- Sogo Home and Office Center
- Furniture Fair
- Mandaue Foam (Davao)
- Home Square Furniture (Davao)
- Abrillio Furniture (Davao)
- Urban Concepts
- Furniture Manila
- Online Shopping
1. Bonny Furniture
Bonny Furniture is one of the pioneers when it comes to furniture thrift shops in Manila. The business started in Paco, Manila, as early as the 1960s. The business continues to innovate and adapt with the demands of the market by evolving with technology and changing designs and preferences of the market. And as part of the business innovation they have their own website where you can shop online if you cannot physically visit their store.
They offer a wide range of furniture for your living room, bedroom, kitchen and office furniture.
Store Location: Located at 1365 Pedro Gil Street, Paco, Manila.
Average Cost: The price range of their furniture at their store is at P 1,500- P 37,000.
2. Home Factory Outlets
Don’t you just love how we get to do a bit of magic in the kitchen? Take the time out of your busy schedule to whip together some treats in the kitchen. Just make sure you have a well-organized space so you do not waste more time than necessary. You can visit Home Factory Outlets, where they offer different kitchen furniture and equipment. Home Factory Outlets Mandaluyong also offers 50% off on selected items plus light payments of up to 3 months 0% interest on all major credit cards and for none credit card holders you can avail installment thru Home Credit.
Store Location: Home Factory Outlets is located at #14 William Street Pioneer Mandaluyong.
Average Cost: The price of the furniture ranges from P 2,000- P30,000. Home Factory Outlets also offers discounts upto 70% on selected furniture.
3. Office Busters
Are you a work-at-home employee or a freelancer? Brand-new office items such as desks and chairs can cost a lot. While many mall stores offer these, a lot are made with poor quality. If you want to jump start your condo office redecoration, we suggest visiting the nearest Office Busters near you.
It’s a thrift shop that sells surplus office furniture fresh from Japan for an affordable price. You can get long tables, file cabinets, PC desks, and more.
Store Location: There are plenty of branches in the metro, but the easiest to find is the one located in Makati City. It is at 2326 Chino Roces Ave Extension, just beside the showroom of a prominent automotive brand.
Average Cost: The price of their office furniture ranges from P 800 – P 9,500.
4. SOGO Home and Office Center
SOGO Home and Office Center has been sticking to their business statement “Everyday low prices” when it come to their wide range of affordable furniture since 1992. They offer great deals on bed mattresses, dining furniture, living room furniture, office furniture, and many more.
They also offer their clients different packages and easy financing options, allowing their clients to stretch their budget making their home renovation a lot more convenient and affordable.
Store location: SOGO Home and Office Center currently has 15 stores in Metro Manila and Calabarzon. Check out the nearest SOGO Home and Office Center branches near you!
Average Cost: The price ranges of their furniture are from P 2,000- P 30,000.
5. Furniture Fair
Established in 1963, Furniture Fair has catered to the needs of Filipinos when it comes to affordable and durable furniture. As one of the oldest furniture stores in Manila, they have gained enough experience in the furniture industry earning the trust of different reliable brands to partner with them.
Furniture Fair also offers made-to-order or customized furniture depending on the style or preference of their clients.
Store location: 2971 Rizal Avenue Extension, Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines.
Average Cost: The price range of their furniture is from P 1,700- P 40,000. The prices for their made-to-order furniture will depend on the specs of the furniture that will be ordered.
6. Mandaue Foam (Davao)
Established in 1971 in Cebu City as a foam manufacturer, Mandaue Foam has thrived in the business for 40 years. Mandaue Foam decided to expand and diversify their business as they sensed that the market needed a complete home store. That is why they entered into furniture manufacturing.
Store location: KM 7, Lanang Executive Homes, Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Philippines.
Average cost: The price of their furniture starts at P6,000. They also offer discounts on selected items.
7. Home Square Furniture (Davao)
Home Square Furniture is one of the well-known furniture shops operating in Davao City that offers the best cheap furniture. Home Square Furniture also offers great deals and big discounts that can reach up to 50% to their clients.
Store location: 109 J.P Laurel Avenue Poblacion District, Davao City, 8000 Davao Del Sur, Philippines.
Average Cost: The prices of their furniture ranges from P 5,000-P 30,000. Home Square Furniture offers big discounts on selected items that will help you save on your purchase.
8. Abrillo Furniture (Davao)
Abrillo Furniture Inc. was established in 1980 and their humble beginnings started as a small boutique store with one carpenter in a small home garage. The business manufactures and retails solid wood furniture, then they decided to sell their products in shopping malls. The customers were satisfied with their custom-made furniture and gave good reviews which helped them improve their products.
Store location: 2/F SM Ecoland Annex Building, Davao City, 8000, Philippines.
Average cost: The price range of their furniture is from P 6,000- 50,000.
9. Urban Concepts
Urban Concepts, established in 1997, provides high quality and affordable furniture. They offer a wide variety of products including dining and kitchen, living room furniture, and bedroom furniture.
One of the unique products that they are offering are their space saving furniture suitable for condo units, which can maximizes limited space.
Store locations: You can visit their different store branches at: SM Fairview Manila, SM North Edsa, Robinsons Galleria Ortigas Avenue, Festival Supermall Alabang Muntinlupa, and Ayala Fairview Terraces.
Average cost: The price range for their space saving furniture is from P 5,000- P 30,000.
10. Furniture Manila
Furniture Manila offers a wide variety of home and office furniture. They also offer decors and lighting, and kitchen appliances.
Furniture Manila also delivers within Manila and nearby provinces only. However, they may contact a third party cargo company when they will be delivering in the Visayas and Mindanao.
Store Location: Furniture Manila has a showroom in Makati, you can also contact them through email or Facebook page.
Average Cost: The price range of their furniture is from P 1,950- P 26,000. They also offer discounts when you purchase by bulk.
11. Online Shopping
If you do not have time to visit the physical showroom, you go online for furniture shopping. We get that not a lot of people like to brave the traffic and visit countless stores even if it’s to buy furniture from thrift shops in Manila. It can take a lot of time and energy to buy a handful of things that you need to bring back to your condo unit. Luckily, there are several places on the Internet wherein you can do your thrift shopping.
For instance, you can check Facebook Marketplace for things that you like. Or you can join these Facebook groups – Declutter Manila and Manila Furniture Buy and Sell. This way, you don’t have to endure the heat, traffic, and dangers of the streets. You do, however, have to be careful of online scammers that ask for payment first before sending you the item. As much as possible, it would be wise to visit the place where the item you like is with someone you trust for safety.
12. DMCI Homes’ Fit-Out Team
But before you get all excited with furniture shopping, you might want to consult with DMCI Homes’ fit out team to help you on your upgrade and renovation plan for your condo unit.
Here are some reminders to consider:
1. Major upgrades require the condo owner to contact the Property Management Office and get a permit.
You must first contact your property management office and inform them when you decide to upgrade or renovate your condo unit, to avoid problems with the management and not to leave your renovation hanging. Condo unit owners are usually given an owner’s manual wherein the guidelines on renovations are found.
2. Check your condo unit on what needs to be repaired or replaced.
This will help you address all issues at the same time while keeping expenses manageable and securing all the needed permits in one go. Here are some of the checklists on what to inspect on your condo unit.
3. Always make sure that when you get external help, safety measures are in place.
If you will be having a third-party contractor who will be handling your condo upgrade and renovation, always bear in mind the guidelines and safety measures recommended by the PMO. This will not only protect you but also the condo community.
4. Try to find ways on how to use your old condo furniture.
Before buying new furniture, try to look for ideas on how to reinvent your old condo furniture. This will not only help you save money, you can also help the environment.
5. Be smart when choosing and purchasing cheap furniture.
When you are a first-time buyer you must know how to find good deals. You can do this by looking for a relative or a friend who is selling their furniture at a negotiable price. When buying furniture, avoid being impulsive and do your research on the materials and designs.
6. Take care of your furniture
Here are some tips to clean furniture and how to properly care for your condo furniture, thrifted or not, so that they can last longer.
- Be a smart shopper – Always look for the good deals when buying in furniture stores. You must also do background research on the store, especially when your transactions are made online to avoid being scammed by bogus sellers.
- Coordinate with the property management – Always coordinate with your property management office (PMO) before doing repairs and renovations. Acquire the necessary permits and follow the guidelines set forth by the PMO. This will avoid troubles with the management and your renovation plan.
- Always check your budget and buy only the things you need – This will prevent you from overspending and buying furniture that you do not really need and will only add clutter to the condo unit.
To learn more about DMCI Homes’ pre-selling units, ready-for-occupancy projects, units for lease, and special promos, visit www.dmcihomes.com or call (632) 5324-8888. You can also visit our DMCI Homes Communities blog to know more about condo living in DMCI Homes.