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Sky's the Limit: Luxury Home Renovations Costing More Than RM1 Million

May 19, 2022

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On average, RM100,000 is sufficient for a full house renovation (depending on your home’s square footage), but what happens when you cross that threshold and enter the million-ringgit realm? Absolute luxury!

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If you are looking for some ideas, check out these beautifully styled homes to fuel your design dreams.

PS: A homeowner can still dream, even if they can't afford it, right?

1. An open and airy Selangor home ideal for entertaining guests (renovation cost: RM1,000,000)

This 6000 sqft landed home in Shah Alam, Selangor is a dream for homeowners who enjoy entertaining. It has an open-plan layout that combines a living room, dining room, and bar area, making it ideal for hosting large gatherings.

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The kitchen is equally suited to do so. With white tiled floors and cabinets, and a grey tiled backsplash, it has a bright and airy feel, while brushed stainless steel plays off the finishing touches on the hood that sits in the centre of the room. A waterfall island next to the cooking area completes the kitchen, and a grey stool provides casual seating on the island. Other notable features of this home include a sound-insulated home theatre, which allows the homeowners to watch movies in a more private setting with family or friends.

2. A monochrome modern condominium in Penang (renovation cost: RM1,000,000)

This 4750 sqft home in One Tanjong, Penang marries elegance and functionality. Exceptionally designed with even the smallest of details in mind, stunning finishes and custom fixtures can be found throughout the condominium. Upon entering, you are greeted by gorgeous bespoke navy built-in cabinets and a bench, lending a warm and welcoming touch to the home.

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There are four bedrooms in the condominium, one of which is an ensuite master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe. The bedrooms have beautiful wood floors, while the common areas that house the living room and dining area have gorgeous tile floors. Meanwhile, the spacious dry and wet kitchen features built-in kitchen appliances, quartz countertops and backsplash, and a large island with built-in electrical outlets.

3. A laid-back family-friendly home in Selangor: RM1,200,000)

This 5850 sqft home in Selangor evokes a laid back vibe. With plenty of light coloured hues, it’s designed to make the homeowners feel like they are on a perpetual holiday. In the living room, tall ceilings with intricate coffered details give the space a spacious and luxurious feel. Meanwhile, shaker style cabinets and wall panelling found throughout the house contribute to a chic farmhouse feel that is very cosy and lived in.

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One of the house's biggest appeals is the outdoor area, which includes a large lap pool and a covered veranda, allowing the homeowners to enjoy outdoor activities and lounge outside in the privacy of their own home. Aside from that, the house has a total of eight bedrooms with an en suite master bedroom and a large kids' room dedicated to indoor learning and play.

4. An ultra-luxurious bungalow in Kuala Lumpur : RM1,200,000)

This 4205 sqft Kuala Lumpur bungalow has been meticulously renovated to the highest standard. Behind the grand entrance door, you’ll be mesmerised by a hotel-like living and dining area with brass pendant lights, shiny granite flooring, feature walls and wall partition, zero gravity lounge chair, opulent decor, and plush chesterfield sofa set.

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The upper levels are equally impressive. There are four bedrooms in total and the ensuite master bedroom comes with a large bed, a lounge chair, and a walk-in wardrobe. Aside from that, the bungalow has a spacious home office, a gym, an indoor courtyard, and a playroom for children.

5. A modern design penthouse in Kuala Lumpur : RM1,200,000)

This 4600 sqft penthouse in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, has been meticulously designed with bespoke finishes and high-end amenities. The open-plan layout, which incorporates the living room, dining room, and dry kitchen into one open space, features luxurious tailored furnishings and decor that add a sophisticated and elegant touch to the space. The kitchen is well equipped with a waterfall island, built-in appliances, a wine chiller, marble countertops and a quartz backsplash. Meanwhile, wainscoting is used on the walls to create a clean and serene look throughout the home.

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The penthouse has a total of five bedrooms, including an ensuite master suite with a walk-in closet. However, the main feature of the penthouse is a jacuzzi on the balcony, which offers a stunning, panoramic view of KL city.

6. A minimalist design mansion in Penang : RM1,500,000)

This massive 20,000 square foot mansion in Batu Ferringhi, Penang is an impressively stunning project. The three-story house is surrounded by hills and overlooks the ocean, blending in with nature. Hence, the house is designed with emphasises on earthy tones and elements such as white and moss green hues, marble, and wooden and leather.

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The mansion is divided into three floors, each of which can be reached via a spiral staircase or a lift. The ground floor is primarily intended for hosting guests. It has a living room, a dining room, a dry and wet kitchen, a media room, and a guest room. The first floor houses the family's elder generation, while the top floor houses the family's younger generation. Both floors feature their own entertainment area, a gym area, and en suite bedrooms with a walk-in closet and home office. This allows a multi-generational family to coexist in the same home while still giving each family member enough space and privacy.

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7. A resort-like modern residence in Kuala Lumpur : RM1,500,000)

This 4500 sqft home has everything you could ever want in a home. It has multiple living areas, allowing the homeowners to entertain large or small groups of guests as needed.

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One of the house's main highlights is a well-equipped gym surrounded by glass windows that provide a 180-degree view of the property's greenery. Not to mention a pool table, a home theatre, a swimming pool area, a spacious home office, and a total of seven bedrooms; including a master suite with an en suite spa-like bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. There's even a playroom for the kids with a built-in play castle - talk about living in luxury!

8. A fun family abode in Selangor: RM1,500,000)

This 7000 sqft bungalow is the perfect combination of comfort, design, functionality and play. It has been meticulously renovated with luxurious amenities and fun bells and whistles for adults and children alike. Among them are a cutting-edge massage chair, musical instruments for children and a home theatre. Meanwhile, the outdoor area includes a large lap pool as well as a kid's pool area.

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Aside from that, the bungalow has a spacious living area with built-in bench seats, an exquisite dining area, a spacious dry and wet kitchen, a gym room, and six bedrooms, including an ensuite master bedroom with a stunning, all-white walk-in wardrobe.

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