Home & Living

10 Interior design tricks to transform a small space
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Find out how to turn your compact home into the sanctuary you’d want to rush back to at the end of the day, no matter how small it is. The trend towards compact, urban homes has grown in tandem with a steady rate of urbanisation around the world – resulting in our first homes often…

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How to use the ‘S-hook’ at home
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Did you know the ‘S-hook’ is extremely useful in the home? Yes, you read it right! The ‘S-hook’ was a relatively mundane accessory until recently, but they aren’t only meant for garments – the ‘S-hook’ also comes in handy for multiple applications around the house. 1. Let your plants breathe! Attach S-hooks to a curtain…

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6 Tips to build a safe home for older adults
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BY NG PAU LING IT’S easy to convert your home into a more comfortable and accessible place by using some simple interior design tricks. These tips are beneficial for people of all ages, in particular older adults who require extra care. Tip 1: Non-slip flooring Install slip-resistant flooring, especially at wet areas such as the…

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5 ways to make one’s home more “hygge” on rainy evenings
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It’s another day indoors on account of a downpour, and I thought to myself, what is the ideal way to spend a rainy evening? I figured, while I’m confined to my home, I’ll embrace the Danish concept of ‘Hygge”. You must be wondering what exactly is “Hygge”? Simply, Hygge [‘hoo-ga] is about seizing the moment –…

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How to decorate a home (Part 1: Inspiration)
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Every memorable work of art begins with a seed of inspiration. In order to begin turning your home into your very own work of art, you’re going to need some kind of inspiration. As with any artistic endeavour, interior decoration ideas can arise from almost anywhere. A compelling concept may present itself in the form…

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A safe home for your kids
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By Ng Pau Ling IT’S easy to convert your home into a more comfortable and accessible place by using some simple interior design tricks. These tips are beneficial for people of all ages, in particular children who require extra care. CHILDPROOF DESIGN Tip 1: From the child’s eye view To design a childproof living environment,…

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Ask Me Anything: Feng Shui for high rise property
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Compiled by: Tharmini Kenas tharmini@thestar.com.my Ask Me Anything is a platform for all readers to ask about all things property. If you have any inquiries, key in your questions http://bit.ly/AskMeAnythingProperty . As ancient Chinese discipline that exists for thousands of years, Feng Shui remains a mysterious subject that is also highly interwoven into our daily lives. Getting the right…

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KLAF2018 showcases local designer chairs
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Embracing designs with local identity By NG PAU LING A chair has long been the object of obsession for architects and designers over hundred years. It is not only basic utilitarian furniture, but a well-designed chair also carries the identity and story of a person, city or a country. Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2018 (KLAF2018)…

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Win the battle for space
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Overcome space limitations with creative and practical ideas By Tharmini Kenas tharmini@thestar.com.my SMALL living space is fast becoming a trend among urban residential developments. For those who are used to lots of elbow room, the lack of space may be frustrating. Urbanite millennials, however, have a different mindset and seem to make do with the…

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What is a smart home?
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By Viktor Chong viktorchong@thestar.com.my   TECHNOLOGY is improving, and with it, the borders between fantasy and reality are quickly blurring. A long time ago, a house was merely a roof on an individual’s head. But now, it is becoming more than that. If the idea of killer robots and thinking machines might unsettle a homeowner, then…

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