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6 affordable ways to upgrade your home this new year


In the spirit of the holiday season and with a new year now underway, there’s no better time to spruce up your home and get off to a fresh start. 

affordable ways to upgrade your home this new year

New year, new beginnings! Who doesn’t love a cosy, well-designed home? Maybe you’ve just purchased a brand-new house under the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) scheme, or perhaps your home sweet home needs a little bit of sprucing up – there’s no better time than right now to update your home. 

If you’re looking to kick-start the new year afresh, there are plenty of ways you can give your new or old home a complete makeover without blowing your budget or spending an entire paycheck. 

1. Declutter and reshuffle 

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The first step is to “Marie Kondo” your entire house. Imagine a home where you have less to clean and less to organise = less stress indeed. Start slowly, donate clothes and things you don’t need. Try to picture your home as a first-time visitor and imagine how clean and organised it might be. 

In addition, try shifting your furniture around the house. Maybe the sofa and TV could switch places in your living room. It can do wonders to make you feel like you have a fresh new look for the new year.

2. Refresh your walls with a coat of paint or wallpaper


The walls of your home really frame your living space. Get down and dirty and add a fresh new coat of paint to your walls. Transforming a room by adding colour to an accent wall or touch up the trims with a clean coat. However, there’s an even easier way – wallpapers! 

No, this ain’t your 80’s tacky kind, but really cool modern removable wallpapers in styles, patterns, and graphics. Your guests will think that you hired an ID. The best part, it’s easy to remove them without leaving stains or damaging the original wall. 

3. Switch out your light fixtures


Great lighting truly makes a room pop with life! 

Replace your outdated looking ceiling fixtures with some modern masterpieces and add tall floor lamps around the dark corners of your home. Consider getting small lamps too to complement your living space – altogether, it truly makes your home feel more welcoming. 

Look out for energy-efficient lighting options like LED so you save on your monthly TNB bill too. 

4. Replace worn-out hardware around the home


Nothing says “old-fashioned” than those old-school handles, pulls, and knobs on drawers, especially in your bathroom and kitchen. Updating your cabinetry is really one of the easiest things you can do – whether you prefer a modern style or something chicer, just replacing the handles, knobs, and pulls gives your space a whole new look. 

While you’re at it, swap out your light switches to match your home’s brand-new aesthetic. 

5. Give your furniture an upgrade

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Take note: we’re not advising you to upgrade your furniture for the sake of it. Rather, it’s all about getting furniture that’s more well-suited to your dream home. 

For instance, an L-shaped sofa might fit better for space efficiency and improved aesthetics; or you might consider getting a marble dining table as it’s much more durable and stylish to boot. All in all, it’s about choosing the right materials and style for your needs. 

If you don’t know where to start, check out COURTS’ new collection of stylish sofas, dining tables, mattresses and bedroom sets – you get free delivery to your home and assembly as well, exclusively for iProperty readers. 

6. Choose new electrical appliances that save you money


When getting brand new electrical appliances, energy-saving is a must. For refrigerators, search for the 5-star Energy Rating sticker, and select a multi-door fridge. In the case of air conditioners, an inverter air-con provides not only better air quality, but energy-saving too. You’ll also be doing your part for a greener Earth. 

Once you’ve figured out what you should be upgrading, it’s time to scout for the best deal without draining your savings. COURTS is introducing a new collection of furniture, plus IT/digital, and electrical appliances to give your home a premium style and design upgrade.

Best of all, they are offering exclusive discounts and rebates for iProperty readers. 

  • RM100 rebate on fridges (multi-door fridge/side-by-side fridge) and TVs (QLED TV/OLED TV), priced from RM4,999 and above.
  • Not only that, there’s a RM100 rebate for air purifiers with a promotion price of RM3,000 and above (not valid for discontinued models & LG models) and a RM100 Rebate for entire active inverter models with promotion price of RM4,000 and above (not valid for discontinued models).

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*Terms and conditions: This promotion is valid on top of the promotion prices in the current campaign.

Oh, there’s also 10% off on the brand-new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, if you’re thinking of giving your phone a makeover too.


Save on your home makeover at COURTS

All you’ll need to do to enjoy these discounts and rebates is to use the promo code “iProperty” and approach any friendly COURTS salespersons, nationwide during the promotion period from now to 28 February 2022. 

Hurry and visit any of COURTS stores in Malaysia to experience these new products yourself!

For free delivery on COURTS products, simply sign up as a HomeClub member for free. COURTS also offers a 0% Easy Payment Plan for up to 48 months so you can manage your budget while giving your home the makeover it needs for the new year. 

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