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Whether you’re living in a big bungalow or humble little apartment, it’s always nice and rewarding to decorate your home with a piece of your own effort.
Now that we also have some time on our hands—because it’s still too soon to ke sana, ke sini—there are many different projects you can do to transform the look and feel of your home.
Besides the usual repainting of walls or buying new furniture, these are some creative DIY home makeover ideas without having to spend too much money!
#1 Replace old doorknobs
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Switching up your doorknobs is one of the quickest ways to give your home a fresh new look. You can either purchase new doorknobs and install them on your own, or spray matte paint over your existing ones for a refreshed, modern appearance.
#2 Refurbish wooden furniture
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If you have old wood furniture lying around the house, it’s high time to restore them. There are several ways to do this: refinish by cleaning and repairing the surface, add patterns or motifs using a stencil, or simply paint a new colour!
#3 Change countertop to marble
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Marble designs are all the rage these days, for good reason. It can make your home look classy yet minimalistic instantly. But it doesn’t have to be expensive! All you need to do is get a roll of marble contact paper and apply it onto your kitchen countertop or any table top for that matter, and voila!
#4 Display plates, bowls and glasses
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This sounds like the least Asian thing to do because you can almost hear yourself (or your mom) screaming, “Don’t break anything!”. But this is a creative way to show off all your beautiful dinnerware. Of course, you can also go for covered cabinets if you have trust issues, especially if you have your parents or young kids around.
#5 Label kitchen essentials
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For some people, the kitchen is the last place you want guests to step in because everything is messy and all over the place. You can change this with a little bit of organising and labelling! Spice up your cooking experiments with nice labels on your kitchen essentials, and maybe you’ll be more inspired to cook.
#6 Use trolley as vanity
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Toss out your old dressing table and save your room some space with a rolling vanity. These trolleys come in different colours and sizes to suit your preference. So you can display all your skincare and makeup products in one easy-to-reach place, and do your daily routine at any corner of your room.
#7 Transform mirrors
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Turn your plain and boring mirrors into beautiful wall décor that’s easy on the eyes. You can use small accessories and tiles to decorate them as statement pieces. Who knows? The next time you look at yourself in the mirror, your mood could be 10 times brighter!
It’s time to head to the drawing board and start planning out your “new” home!