Considering how bad the economy is right now, most newlyweds end up either staying with their parents after the wedding or moving into some cheap housing – based on what they can afford.
Sometimes, this means that your place might be really tiny, or not in a super posh neighbourhood. But apparently, these factors won’t stop you from having a REALLY nice place anyway.
With a budget of just RM10k, this local teacher set out to make the perfect home for him and his wife. Using just a low-cost flat apartment, you’d be amazed at what he managed to do with it.
Sharing his experience on Facebook, Farid Saadul Baharim, explained how he is a first-time home-owner. He and his wife just recently got married and they didn’t have much money to spend on getting a really nice place. However, he’s always liked interior designing and was determined on creating a nice and comfortable home for him and his wife, anyway.
He believes that you don’t need to spend a fortune to create a stylish living space. All it takes is spending time looking for the right pieces and getting the best price for your purchase.
He bought tiles and fixtures such as sliding doors, sinks etc direct from factories and suppliers. He then bought furniture from places like Econsave, Mr DIY and IKEA. His advice is to look for things that look expensive and match the overall theme of your apartment.
Despite being as thrifty as possible, Farid sees nothing wrong with spending a little bit more money on making the home comfortable. To him, it’s an investment. Your house is where you come home to after a tiring day at work. It’s where you’ll be spending most of your time with your family and it’s where your children will grow up.
BTW, Farid designed 95% of the whole apartment himself (yes, his wife gave him complete power over the decor of the place, so trusting right?)
Farid explained that if you don’t have a lump sum of RM10k to spend, that’s alright. Save up a little bit of money first and do each section of the house one by one.
Here’s some before and after photos:
Talk about Apartment Therapy inspo! One thing’s for sure, this guy does not need the help of the Fab Five.
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