Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Business Address

We finally make it happened!

From 3540 to 3240! The number got smaller, but we are getting  BIGGER! 

Starting September, 2011, we will be serving and building new construction projects. Pican Interiors just got too big to its current premises and we have to move to a bigger office. Holding its one year in the business, but holding on to years of experience.

We would like to announce our new business address:

3240 National Highway, Nueva, San Pedro, Laguna 4023 Philippines

For more information, please do not hesitate to call us at: 

or you may send your inquiry at:


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Surface Materials

 Material choices for flooring, counter tops an back splashes affect the looks, the functionality and the cost of your project/renovation. Your top priority when choosing these components should be how the material will affect the the functionality.

Whatever material you choose, always remember that glossy finishes have a tendency to show finger and foot marks, and can be slippery when wet. For your counter tops, granite is the most durable natural stone and it is virtually maintenance free and impervious to stains, hot pots and moisture. If you choose using marble and lime stones, remember that these timeless classic material are porous stones and they must be sealed regularly to reduce staining.

If you're planning to live in your house for years, make a material a choices that are personal as you please.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Construction Process

The renovation process involves five stages: Planning, Budgeting, Demolition, Construction, and Clean Up. Make the right decisions at each step and you'll finish your project on time and on budget.

Stage 1. Planing
List and prioritize your wants and needs, then stick with your plan to avoid unexpected costs or delays. Even small changes, such as putting a cabinet behind the entrance door, a different faucet or flooring material, can cause major problem, especially if items have been built already and materials must be ordered and for re scheduling.

Stage 2. Budgeting
Ask at least two contractors, or designer or architects for estimates. Many offer this for free. Talk with friends to see how much they spent for similar project, but always keep in mind that design, materials and location can make difference. Designers and Architects charge 15% to 20%. Although you may be tempted to avoid this expense, remember that professionals can save you money and time in the long run, and ensures the result of aesthetics you want.  They offer expert advice on design options and products, can catch problem experienced contractors miss, and tend to get competitive bids form others. Expect an even better rate and deal if a firm provides both design and building services.

Stage 3. Demolition
If you have a few carpentry skills, you can save money by doing it yourself. It's always tedious and hard work to remove walls, elements, and such wiring. This stage maybe shorter than construction, but as just unsettling to daily life. For safety's sake, hire a professional.

Stage 4. Construction
For larger projects consider temporarily moving out of your house, especially if you will lose electricity, or if you have children and pets.

Stage 5. Clean up
Your new space is almost ready, but before you move in, someone has to remove the dust and debris from construction. Let your space breath to lose annoying and harmful smell of paints, wood etc. Although this may be a hard labor, you'll save money by doing it yourself.

---- Whether you are giving your home a major renovation or simple makeover, you may need to dispose of appliance, things. Call charitable institution to find out whether they will accept them. If not, sell it to a junk shop, or ask a dealer of refurbished items, you may even find a better dealer to purchase for your new kitchen oven.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Projects by Simon Pingol

Kitchen Appliance

State of the art commercial style appliances are available in market that we can use for our homes, ensure that a kitchen can handle the needs of a contemporary family. Stainless steel faces offer a timeless material that meshes with historical learning of the space. Planning for the future and the comfort of every family member in every stage should be the focus  of kitchen re-modelling. If you have young children, consider special stainless-steel finishes that don't show finger prints. When planning for your kitchen, consider the adjustments for your appliance, adaptive, unobtrussive features make the kitchen appliance comfortable for children and adults of every age.

When accommodating appliance, choose wall ovens with side-hinge doors. Choose cabinetry with distresses or natural tone finish so that dings will not stand out- or may even add character.

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Little Angel's Room and Our Living Area

It was a rainy and stormy Saturday and Sunday, and it's not a good time to go for weekend malling like we used to to on weekends, when my little angel Patrice have no classes, we were able to conceptualize and do a room make over.
We were also able to do some retouching on our living area while my beloved Nanay is out of town.
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