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By Nur Fairuza SyahiraHaving a comfortable space in a home is a great satisfaction for every homeowner. But with the size of houses and apartments becoming smaller, compact designs will become more mainstream than before.For people who love cook and for those who are cooking for themselves during...

By Vigneswar RajasurianWith the progress of technology, a new wave of home appliances has upped the game when it comes to helping you minimise the spread of bacteria germs and most viruses.First, it’s best to note that products and appliances are often advertised as 99.9% effective against...

By Viktor Chong viktorchong@thestar.com.myWith the movement control order (MCO) being extended for another two weeks, Malaysians will be spending an unprecedented amount of time at home. These are trying times, and despite the inconvenience, we must do our part in battling the virus by staying at...

BY SOPHIE MIURAPicking out new dinnerware or buying fresh linens might seem like a purely aesthetic decision, but a string of studies suggest the way you style your home can have a subtle but powerful impact on your health. From the color of your plates to where you charge your phone, we chart the...

By Nur Fairuza SyahiraFollowing up on the last article, here are another top five fun activities with the family at home. You can read Part 1 of this genre at https://www.starproperty.my/news/117293/top-five-activity-ideas-with-the-family-during-mco-part-1ExerciseBeing in the house for too long...

This is one of those times of the year when shopping is expected to increase due to the upcoming festivities, and for many of us short on time, that shopping may happen online.Seasoned online shoppers are probably aware of some dangerous corners of the world wide web to avoid, and some predators to...

BY ELLEN WHYTEWHEN those "easy care, easy cook pans" don't last as expected, you may be unintentionally damaging your cookware. Here are some tips to avoid damaging non-stick pots, pans and baking trays.Avoid hot water and a scrubbing brushNon-stick cookware typically has a surface that is...

BY NG PAU LINGIT’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 flooringInstall slip-resistant flooring,...

By Kevin EichenbergerArguably the most widely practised form of recreation since the invention of the colour television, “Netflix and chill” is the 21st century’s go-to activity for those who prefer domestic intimacy over sitting in traffic.Blackout CurtainsWhile we all love the sun for how...

By Kevin EichenbergerThose of us living in small apartments have most likely experienced some deficiency in space that can negatively influence moods as well as rental ratesAll it takes to fix this is some forethought, planning, a day’s effort, and some consistent habits.Pick the right...

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