Home & Living

4 Affordable renovations that will increase your home value
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Contributed by AkzoNobel   The term “market value” is defined as the price point that property would fetch in the marketplace. It is always essential for a homeowner or investor to understand the property’s market value and find a way to increase it before capitalising on the profit margin gained from their asset. Besides the…

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Deepavali splendour: Beautiful home accessories to give as gifts this year
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By Pravina Kaur Sandhu Deepavali is one of the best times of the year to decorate the home, chow down on scrumptious delicacies, splurge on new clothes, and shower the people in our lives with gifts. As with many of Malaysia’s beloved holidays, this Festival of Lights is highly anticipated as a time for merriment…

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How to decorate a home (Part 2: Costs)
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By Kevin Eichenberger Continued from How to decorate a home (Part 1: Inspiration) Not all that is good is gold. If you have an idea regarding the kind of materials and colours that appeal to you, it is time to go window shopping. Begin with a search for the largest objects while referring to your…

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How to decorate your home for a halloween party
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By Pravina Kaur Sandhu Trick or treat! That ghostly time of the year is back. Once again, we get to savour eerie yet scrumptious Halloween treats, groove to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” all night long, and dress up in ways that would be considered inappropriate during any other time of year. You may already have a…

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10 Interior design tricks to transform a small space
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By Pravina Kaur Sandhu 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…

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How to use the ‘S-hook’ at home
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By Pravina Kaur Sandhu 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…

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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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By Pravina Kaur Sandhu 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…

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How to decorate a home (Part 1: Inspiration)
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By Kevin Eichenberger 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…

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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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