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It’s Official, These Are the Most-Read Articles on Qanvast in 2022!

December 28, 2022

Here are the articles that received the most clicks!

2022 has been a year of recovery. As our homes increasingly became our refuge in recent years, it has given so many of us the opportunity to reflect on who we are and how we want to live. It also made us understand the importance of having a functional, calming and comfortable home to live in.

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As expected, many of the most popular articles this year centered around how to make the most of your space or how to transform your home into a calm, peaceful sanctuary to retreat to. There was also a renewed interest in home renovations under a tight budget and a desire to shop for furniture and decorate more affordably. Check out our complete list of the top ten most popular articles this year, as measured by pageviews.


1. We Can't Believe These Renovations Cost RM100,000 (or Less)

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While the economy has definitely improved since the pandemic began, many people continue to be frugal with their spending. As a result, it's no surprise that homeowners are looking for home renovation ideas to maximise their investment. And, as the seven homes in this article demonstrate, creating a cosy abode does not have to be expensive! P.S.: Budgeting tips are included!

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2. Gorgeous Malaysia Homes with Renovations Under RM250,000

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And of course, many of us realised in recent years that our homes can have significant impacts on their physical and mental wellbeing. With the economic outlook starting to take a positive turn, other homeowners saw these as reasons to invest more in their home renovation. This article features seven fully renovated homes with renovation budgets ranging from RM200,000 to RM250,000.

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3. 8 Beautiful Laundry Room Designs That Make Chores Less Dreadful

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Because we have spent so much time indoors in recent years, homeowners are beginning to pay more attention to even the most boring rooms in the house, such as the laundry room. This article showcases eight stylish and beautiful laundry room ideas to inspire you to transform your laundry room and make even the most mundane tasks more enjoyable!

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4. Tour this 5,000 sqft Bungalow in Penang with Open Plan Layout

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With plenty of natural light, good air ventilation, and earth-toned elements, it's easy to see why many of our readers were drawn to this spacious bungalow in Penang. In this article, Joyce Ng of JZone Interior Design, the project manager in charge of overseeing the entire renovation, shared her experience renovating this massive 5,000 sqft bungalow, which cost a whopping half a million ringgit and took eight months to complete.

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5. 6 Affordable Furniture Stores In Malaysia (Besides IKEA)

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With the rising cost of living, homeowners are looking for new ways to save money when renovating their homes. Although IKEA attracts customers by offering reasonably priced and stylish furniture, when you go shopping at IKEA, you're very likely to find the same items in your family or friends' homes!

Homeowners looking for unique furniture pieces for their home would find this article to be extremely useful. It includes a handy list of the best places to shop for affordable furniture other than IKEA.

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6. 7 Clever Ways to Make Full Use of the Space Under Your Stairs

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Another topic that evidently attracted a lot of attention this year was space-maximisation. In most double-storey residences, the space under the stairs can create an unusual, awkwardly shaped area that can be tricky to decorate or utilise efficiently. This article provides ideas on how to transform this often-neglected space into something practical, fun and aesthetically pleasing!

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7. Busy Couple’s KL Condo is Now Their Hotel-Like Ideal ‘Getaway’

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This home renovation journey article piqued our readers' interest because, while many of us have begun to travel this year, our homes remain our centre of existence, and many people wish to transform their space into a calm, peaceful sanctuary to which they can retreat.

We spoke with Deacon, The Grid Studio's lead designer, who shared his experience renovating an urban abode for a couple in their twenties who wanted their home to be a tranquil respite amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. This was accomplished through the use of a minimalist design approach and an abundance of neutral tones.

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8. 10 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas to Instantly Elevate Your Space

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Backsplashes serve an important practical function and can completely change the aesthetic of your kitchen, and because everyone needs one, it's no surprise that such articles were popular among our readers this year. This article shares some gorgeous backsplash ideas that will add not only functionality but also dazzling style to your kitchen!

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9. 6 Reasons Why Home Renovations Often Cost More Than Expected

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Home renovation is an expensive endeavour, and having to stretch your budget can be financially difficult at times. Hence, it's critical to be aware of any additional costs that may arise during your home renovation. The article lists the most common ones that occur during a home renovation project, from debris removal to property damage, so you can be better prepared!

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10. First-Time Home Renovators? You’ll Want to Avoid These Common Mistakes

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Home renovation can be a daunting task, especially if you are doing it for the first time. And, with so many decisions to make during the process - like going for the DIY route or following the latest design trend - many homeowners, unfortunately, often end up making mistakes that can result in unnecessary costs, project delays, and stress.

This article highlights some common rookie mistakes that can end up costing more money in the long run, so you can make more informed decisions when renovating your home in the future!

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