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By Nur Fairuza SyahiraThe kitchen is the place where it all begins. It is the place where food is stored, prepared and cooked. And after the food has been eaten, it is where the pots, pans, dishes and cutlery are washed. Everyone loves food, so it is fitting that so much attention is given to the...

Human progress came a long way towards making our lives more comfortable and efficient, but sadly, often at the expense of nature. Take housing, for example, our civilisation has encroached into forested areas and our waste materials into water sources such as lakes and rivers. We may not be aware...

Some perceive wallpaper decoration as easy work, comparative to handling wet, sticky paint. Wallpapering your house isn’t rocket science, but it isn’t a simple cut and paste job either. Those without the basic know-how are in for a big surprise when they realise the various complications that...

By Vigneswar RajasurianThe Wuhan virus, otherwise known as the coronavirus, continues to spread across the globe after killing hundreds and infecting thousands. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the coronavirus is from a family of flu viruses that includes the common cold, and...

By Vigneswar RajasurianAccording to traditional custom, house-cleaning should be done prior to the Chinese New Year. For the older Chinese community, it is a taboo to sweep the house during the first few days of the new year as this chore is tantamount to sweeping away good luck and prosperity for...

By Kevin EichenbergerThe majority of leaks can be traced to a standing pool of water somewhere in the home, a level floor should fix thatIf you've got this much water indoors, you may have a bigger problem than just undulating floors. Photo by Yoab Anderson on Unsplash.If you happen to find a leak...

By Kevin EichenbergerYou might have just bought a house, you might even have lived in it for a while, and maybe you were thinking of hiring a professional to get some improvements done – but what if you decided to spend the time and effort, use some of that money for your own tools, and do it...

By Kevin EichenbergerQuarried stone can be expensive and difficult to acquire, but it is possible to create a more affordable and readily available substitute with epoxyEven if you manage to find the kind of stone you’re looking for, the exact shade and quality of veining you get are definitely...

By Kevin EichenbergerPaint is one of the easiest ways to add some of your personality onto the wallsPhoto by David van Dijk on Unsplash.If you’re bored with the colour on your walls, or if you’ve just repaired a wall and made it nice and smooth, you might want to paint it before trying out...

By Kevin EichenbergerInstead of tiles or paint, you might consider going the artistic route and giving your wall a luxurious bespoke treatment with a Venetian plaster finish worthy of the Renaissance mastersPhoto by Mona Eendra on Unsplash.You could pick up a ready-made Venetian plaster mix from...

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