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With the spike in covid-19 cases, it is unsurprising that another movement control is in order. Now that we are more likely to be at home, it is imperative to ensure that we spend more time with our loved ones, and not with pests. However, this is easier said than done.Our current sedentary...

There are times when we come across houses with lush gardens and their neatly trimmed lawns. Reflecting on our own unkempt lawn, we may assume that the owner of such properties may have somehow struck an agreement with the grasses to grow at a favourable pace. As much as we love to imagine such an...

When renovation comes to mind, people often associate it with the interior of the house, whether it be a new door or a collection of furniture to enhance the living space. The exterior of the house is often neglected, especially the roof, which provides such an important function of sheltering...

Contrary to popular beliefs, mirrors serve many other purposes besides feeding an individual’s vanity or insecurity. Naturally, they take their place in the bathroom and powdering room. But with a little creativity, mirrors deserve a spot in every living space.Going back to the dark ages, mirrors...

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...

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