Yes, It's Possible to Renovate Your Home For Only RM50,000!
Who said you can’t have a stylish home on a tight budget?
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Say "home renovation" and many people think it is "too expensive”. However, with the right professional help, you can completely transform your home from bland to beautiful without breaking the bank. In fact, interior designers can help you to work within your budget and save you from making costly mistakes.
Still not convinced? Look at these gorgeous condominiums that were renovated by our talented interior designers for RM50,000 or less.
We love how Anwill Design created a well-curated interior for this home with just RM48,000. The condominium is brimming with pastel hued built-in cabinetry that provides functional storage while also lending a unified look. To add character to the space (while keeping the budget minimum), the designer painted arches and installed an eye-catching striped wallpaper to create beautiful feature walls in the living room.
Meanwhile, incorporating light tones throughout the house helps to open up the rooms and make it appear and feel spacious.
This project by Amaze Design proves that you can create your dream home even if you only have RM50,000 of budget.
The homeowner desired a classic style home, so the designer took on the task of installing patterned wallpaper, furnishing the home with antique furniture and decor, installing floor-to-ceiling cabinets with gold hardwares, adding a crystal chandelier (atop the dining table), and installing crown moulding to cover the gap between the walls and ceilings.
As a result, the home has an absolutely elegant setting that appears to have come straight from a story book!
With only RM35,000, AW Design Lab successfully transformed this 850 sqft condominium into a cool bachelor pad for an owner who enjoys collecting figurines.
The living room features a full-height shelf that allows the owner to display an assortment of figurines without crowding the space. Furthermore, the shelf provides some privacy from neighbours’ eyes while also separating the living room from the dining room while keeping the communal area open. Elsewhere around the house, numerous built-ins were incorporated to improve its functionality. This contributes to the home's spacious and well-organised appearance.
Working with a budget of RM40,000, Airhost managed to transform an empty 840 sqft condominium into a modern space with marvelous details. In the living room for example, there are plenty of earthy tones such as dark green, brown and cream used for the furnishings and decor pieces, making the space feel like a cosy hideaway after a long day at work. The dark furnishings also grounds the space while allowing lighter colours to stand out.
The homeowner also decked the home with houseplants to add a touch of nature and to complement the green feature wall in the living room.
A pared down aesthetic is an excellent way to renovate with a limited budget while still making a big impact in your space.
Take inspiration from this Scandinavian designed home by ZT Design Studio. With a renovation budget of RM20,000, the designer did not overwhelm the home with plenty of furniture pieces and decor by sticking to the essentials. In the living room, for example, there is a sofa, a simple coffee table, a lamp, and an accent chair. This is combined with a minimal colour scheme to keep things streamlined. As a result, the home appears spacious and cosy.
This 1200 sqft home by Zyon Studio looks very inviting, making the most of the available space and even visually creating more room.
The designer added punches of colours such as green (on the bedroom wall), red, yellow, and blue for the wall art and throw pillows against a neutral backdrop that is primarily used for the built-in units. These items are inexpensive and simple to replace whenever a quick refresh is required.
Exposed legs and clear glass are also used to allow light to pass through or under it, creating the illusion of a larger space. Instead of heavy window treatments like drapes, the designer installed roller blinds that can be fully retracted, allowing the homeowners to maximise natural light during the day. It also gives the house a more spacious feel without breaking the bank.
Given how luxurious this home looks, we were surprised that the total renovation cost was only RM40,000. This is made possible by incorporating metallic or gold trimming on furniture pieces such as the cabinets, side tables, and lighting fixtures.
Aside from that, the designer added eye-catching feature walls in every room. This helps to elevate the home and complements the gold trim on the furniture, tying the space together.
Home extensions are a popular home improvement, but they can be expensive to implement. However, Interior Hunters managed to create an extra room in this petit 689 sqft condominium for less than RM20,000 without requiring costly structural changes.
The trick is by installing a sliding door in the open space living room. This small modification created an additional room within the living area for the homeowner to use when entertaining overnight guests or when other family members want to relax in privacy.
Aside from that, to avoid the space appearing flat or dull, the designer used faux-wood and brick wallpaper to add interest/visual appeal while keeping the renovation budget low.
Transform your home
Regardless of your budget, the right interior designer can help to transform your home into aesthetically pleasing and functional space. Request for a free quote here and we will recommend you to four reliable interior firms based on your budget, style preference and needs.
Homeowners who enquire with an interior firm via our platform are automatically part of the Qanvast Trust Programme, including the Qanvast Guarantee that safeguards your renovation deposit up to RM50,000.This article was originally published on 2nd July 2020 and last updated on 10th Dec 2022.