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People who love tending to their gardens can attest to the annoying presence of weed, a particularly hardy and hard-to-kill plant that lives rent-free in their plots of greenery.Not only are they unsightly, leave them unattended for a while, and they grow swiftly to overwhelm the desired plants in...

By Viktor ChongCongratulations on that new home. It could either be your first one or perhaps one in your portfolio of properties. It is usual for homebuyers to be passionate about renovating and decorating their homes the moment they get the keys. This could relate to expanding, remodelling or...

Where to look, what to do and how to spendBy Vignswar Rajasurian vignes@thestar.com.myA modern take on a chillout corner inspired by the rattan furniture that we are so used to growing up in Malaysia. Image by The Makeover Guys.It hardly needs to be said that Malaysia is a rich melting pot of...

CREATING your own wardrobe with the help of a builder or by buying components and putting them together means you get exactly what you need.First, measure the space you have.You need to measure the height of the walls as well as the width. Your builder can measure to fit but if you’re buying...

By Harpreet GillConsidering that nearly one-third of our lives is spent in the bedroom, it would be prudent to give this sanctum the attention that it should be given.And rather than a short nap on the couch or floor, which can be uncomfortable, bedrooms are a cosier option after a long hectic day...

By Harpreet GillThe Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the real estate market in more ways than one. The subsequent movement control order (MCO) and conditional and recovery periods have added to the challenges faced by property industry alongside the economic downturn.Despite all these setbacks, the...

By Anupreya Sharma Even as Malaysia slowly shifts back into gear in the age of the new norm, we have to be vigilant and take the necessary precautions to ensure a new spike Covid-19 cases doesn’t happen. Since we spend most of our time at home, we need to make sure it is virus-free. Here are a...

By Anupreya SharmaHaving an extra room is often viewed as a luxury many do not possess. But when the room lacks purpose, it becomes more of a curse than a blessing. The spare rooms are often turned into storerooms. These are the doors we close when people come over to prevent them from seeing a...

By Vigneswar RajasurianWainscoting may sound peculiar but merely refers to panelling, typically made of wood, that lines the interior walls of a home. Homeowners seeking to add a touch of luxury and elegance to a living space increasingly turn to wainscoting as opposed to mere wallpaper or painted...

By Harpreet Gill The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a change in the way we live. Even though the number of positive Covid-19 cases have shrunk, a new norm has emerged with the daily practice of social distancing especially in condominiums.The government's easing of the movement control order (MCO)...

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