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2020 Recap: Top 10 Most-Read Articles on Qanvast

December 31, 2020

2020 has been quite a year for all of us. As we wrap up what has certainly been one of the most challenging years, here’s a look back at 10 of the most popular articles that drew the most readers last year.

This countdown of the most read articles of 2020 shows a range of topics including home renovation journeys, kitchen tips and more. Our guide on coping with cabin fever during all the days spent working from home also emerged as one of the most popular topics among our readers last year. Have a look through the whole list below:

1. 7 Tips On How To Make Your Outdoor Space Feel Zen

Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya by Viyest Interior Design
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We aren’t surprised to find that this article made it on top of our most popular read, especially since outdoor activities were limited during the past couple of months in 2020. This article provides some useful tips on creating an extra charm and beauty to your outdoor space.

2. 6 Ways To Visually Expand A Small Kitchen

Tropicana Bay Residences by Nevermore Group
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The kitchen was designed for preparing and cooking meals. However, over the past few months, the kitchen has slowly morphed into the epicentre of the home. It has become a temporary place for working, an entertainment centre, a children’s art museum, besides a place to prepare and enjoy good food with family. If you have a compact kitchen and you’re looking for ways to visually stretch the space, this article provides some cool tricks to visually expand your kitchen and allow you to utilise it more efficiently!

3. A MUJI-Inspired Home That Embraces Slow, Quality Living

Summerskye Residence, Bayan Lepas by EMPT Studio
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A casual-looking home filled with plenty of natural daylight, good air ventilation and earth-toned hues, it’s easy to see why many of our readers fell in love with this Muji-inspired home immediately!

4. These Stylish Malaysian Homes Cost Less Than RM100K to Renovate!

Andaman, Penang by Millewn Designs
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Say "home renovation" and many people think that it is "too expensive." But revamping your space doesn't necessarily have to cost a lot of money. This article showcases seven professionally designed homes in Malaysia that cost less than RM100,000 to renovate.

5. 10 Unique Hotels in Malaysia For Your Next Staycation

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After being confined at home for a couple of months, it's natural to feel the itch to head out for a change in scenery or to just spend some quality time with your loved ones. While it's not yet safe to start travelling outside Malaysia again, a staycation somewhere close to home doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. This article provides a handy list of some of the best hideaway options for a romantic weekend trip or a family holiday in Malaysia.

6. 10 Ways To Beat Cabin Fever & Create A Calming Home

Andes Condo 2, Puchong Kinrara by Archmosphere-ds
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After several days and weeks of staying at home and practising social distancing, many people were getting a little stir-crazy — or at the very least, feeling bored. This article came in handy for our readers to keep them occupied and make their stay-at-home situation a little less stressful.

7. These Contemporary Homes Cost RM150,000 & Less To Renovate!

Raffel Tower, Pulau Pinang by Vault Design Lab Sdn Bhd
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When you’re doing a major home renovation project, knowing precisely how much money you have to spend and staying within that budget is crucial. And with proper planning, you can ensure you're getting the most out of your money, and prevent things from going over-budget.

This article features what fully renovated Contemporary-styled homes (including furnishing and appliances) would look like with a renovation budget that cost around RM100,000 - RM150,000.

8. What You Can Achieve With RM80,000 Renovation Budget

Setia Ecohill by Fuyu Dezain Sdn. Bhd.
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With the right help, you can transform your entire home while keeping your budget low. So if you’re planning to set aside a ballpark figure of around RM50,000 to RM80,000 to renovate your entire home, this article will give you an idea of what’s achievable within your budget range.

9. Here’s How to Nail the Scandinavian Look That Everyone Loves

Cloudtree Residence, Cheras by PINS Studio
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Although the Scandinavian design has been around since the 1950s, it remains a popular trend in interior design today. One of the reasons why Scandinavian design is so popular is because they are timeless, so you won’t look back in a few years and regret your design choices as you literally can’t go wrong with natural materials, warm light, and a clean airy feeling. This article features some useful tips on how to infuse a space with the clever functionality and pleasing aesthetics of Scandinavian interiors.

10. Step Inside This Cool IKEA-Worthy Home in Selangor

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We love IKEA for its affordable prices, modern design, and cutting-edge product. However, it's only natural to worry that our newly bought flat-packed furniture won’t look unique when millions of homeowners are buying the same thing.

In this article, we interviewed the owner of the Instagram handle (@wawalittlehome), who shares a few smart tips on how to elevate your affordable IKEA finds into stylish, expensive-looking décor that no one will ever think you bought it in IKEA at the first place!

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