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These Stylish Malaysian Homes Cost Less Than RM100K to Renovate!

March 5, 2020
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In an ideal world, we all dream of having a world-class designer at our disposal to create a home that exudes luxury, sophistication and comfort. Sadly, our expensive taste doesn't match our bank account.

Andaman, Penang by Millewn Designs

Interior Firm: Millewn Designs

But that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve your dream look within a reasonable budget. Contrary to popular beliefs, there are instances in which working with a professional designer may offer cost-savings. Because designers pay trade pricing on materials, their clients get to enjoy these discounted prices. Their expertise also means they can show you exactly where to invest or to cut corners.

Explore: 4 Ways To Keep Your Renovation Budget On Track

Draw inspirations from these professionally designed homes in Malaysia that cost less than RM100k to renovate:

1. An Elevated Bachelor Pad | EMPT Studio

Renovation Cost: RM85,000

A surefire way to make sure a home's pieces fit and play well together like a jigsaw puzzle is to go custom. This can still be achieved even with RM85,000 renovation budget.

The Upside Room, Tanjung Bungah by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

For example, this petite 600 sq ft condo in Penang gets high-class designer treatment with furniture customisation which includes a built-in partition that separates the bedroom and the living room, a built-in headboard in the bedroom and an elegant pendant lamp with gold accents. On top of that, the condo also comes complete with a walk-in wardrobe which adds extra classiness to the space!

The Upside Room, Tanjung Bungah by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

The Upside Room, Tanjung Bungah by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

The Upside Room, Tanjung Bungah by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

The Upside Room, Tanjung Bungah by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

2. A Minimalist Dream Home | Design Geeks

Renovation Cost: RM80,000

The homeowner of this 1000 sq ft condo in KL opted for a minimalist design to create a high-end vibe to the space whilst sticking to a below RM100,000 renovation budget. The all-white surfaces and cabinetry make for a classy and elegant look while dark hardwood flooring in the bedrooms and black metal accents found in the kitchen and living room help to balance the overall white space.

The Capers, Sentul by Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

The Capers, Sentul by Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

The Capers, Sentul by Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

The Capers, Sentul by Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

3. An Urban Retreat Home | Wuyo Studio

Renovation Cost: RM65,000

You don't need to break the bank to add luxury to your space. With a budget of RM65,000, this petite 520 sq ft residence has been transformed into a million-dollar living space by adding large scale items such as a statement-making rug, arts, mirrors and floor to ceiling curtains. It adds instant grandeur to the home, and while the dent in the homeowner's wallet is minimal, the impact on this home is monumental!

Lakeville Residences, Batu Caves by Wuyo Studio

Interior Firm: Wuyo Studio

Lakeville Residences, Batu Caves by Wuyo Studio

Interior Firm: Wuyo Studio

Lakeville Residences, Batu Caves by Wuyo Studio

Interior Firm: Wuyo Studio

4. A Boutique Hotel-Style Home | Millewn Design

Renovation Cost: RM80,000

To pull off an expensive look in your home without damaging your wallet, furnished it with antique-looking decorative pieces such as an oriental vase and cabinets as seen in this modern contemporary home in Penang. With a budget of RM80,000, the designer of this home cleverly mixes Asian-influence items with more modern pieces to make the rooms feel elevated and classic, just like staying in a boutique hotel.

Explore: 6 Ways To Make Your Home Look Like A Hotel Suite

Andaman, Penang by Millewn Designs

Interior Firm: Millewn Designs

Andaman, Penang by Millewn Designs

Interior Firm: Millewn Designs

Andaman, Penang by Millewn Designs

Interior Firm: Millewn Designs

Andaman, Penang by Millewn Designs

Interior Firm: Millewn Designs

5. A Casual Contemporary Home | Interior Hunters Sdn Bhd

Renovation Cost: RM80,000

If you're renovating on a tight budget, toss a faux-fur blanket or rug on your sofa, jazz up your leather chair with print pillows and furnish your home with flashy gold or metallic accents to make your living space look more expensive than it actually is.

Gurney Height, Jalan Bukit Keramat by Interior Hunters Sdn Bhd

In this 900 sq ft condo, the soft and supple texture of leather, faux fur or velvet add dimension and liven up the living room. Meanwhile, the unique light fixtures instantly lift up the space, fooling guests into thinking that the homeowner spent a fortune to renovate this home!

Gurney Height, Jalan Bukit Keramat by Interior Hunters Sdn Bhd
Gurney Height, Jalan Bukit Keramat by Interior Hunters Sdn Bhd
Gurney Height, Jalan Bukit Keramat by Interior Hunters Sdn Bhd

6. A Scandinavian Inspired Home | Lebeau Interior

Renovation Cost: RM75,000

This 3-bedroom home in Mont Kiara has been given a complete Scandinavian-chic makeover with a budget of RM75,000. This is achievable by committing to a unified palette and adding affordable coordinating pieces to keep everything wonderfully put together. On top of that, the designer has installed floor to ceiling curtains in eye-catching shades to improve the look of the rooms exponentially and to make the home look and feel more luxurious.

Pavilion Hilltop, Mont Kiara by Lebeau Interior

Interior Firm: Lebeau Interior

Pavilion Hilltop, Mont Kiara by Lebeau Interior

Interior Firm: Lebeau Interior

Pavilion Hilltop, Mont Kiara by Lebeau Interior

Interior Firm: Lebeau Interior

7. Light-filled Design Home | Expression Design & Contract

Renovation Cost: RM80,000

To create a sophisticated-looking space without blowing your budget, shower the home with lots of light as pictured in this 3-bedroom condo. The designer layers various light sources around the room, which includes ceiling, table and floor lamp to add warmth and make the condo feel high end. Meanwhile, the glossy all-white kitchen cabinets reflect lights to add depth and create instant elegance to the open space kitchen.

Gembira Residence, Kuala Lumpur by Expression Design and Contract Sdn. Bhd.
Gembira Residence, Kuala Lumpur by Expression Design and Contract Sdn. Bhd.
Gembira Residence, Kuala Lumpur by Expression Design and Contract Sdn. Bhd.
Gembira Residence, Kuala Lumpur by Expression Design and Contract Sdn. Bhd.

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