Monday, August 20th, 2018

Our Philippine House building project. Ai??The accidental bodega and laundry. Ai??First of all, in the Philippines a “bodega” refers to a warehouse or storage area. Ai??We built our carport using …

Our Philippine house building project, kitchen cabinets. Ai??We decided to follow the usual provincial Philippine method of building our kitchen cabinets. Ai??This Philippine system for kitchen cabinets is radically different from that we’re familiar with in the U.S. Ai??Generally, U.S. kitchens use a wood base, prefabricated cabinets which are of wood or particle board clad with a laminate or other protective finish and topped with various counter materials. Ai??These cabinet systems are available in the bigger Philippine cities, but are expensive. Ai??Most importantly we wonder about their durability, especially that of base cabinets, in the hot, wet, bug/fungus-infested Philippine conditions. Kitchen Counter Bases The Philippine system is a concrete skeleton; base, end panels and under counter. Ai??In basic homes, the countertop may be tiled and the bare concrete painted…