Month: October 2017

8 Types of Home Bar Styles for Entertaining and Impressing Guests

While not many homes have the luxury of having their very own bars but it doesn’t actually need to take up a lot of space. There are so many types…

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BlueScope ZACS® redefine your home with durable yet stylish roofs, ceilings and wall panels

In the perspective of homeowners in Malaysia, the idea of a home would normally associate with one that comes with ceramic or clay roofing tiles. Not many homeowners are aware of other roofing alternatives when they go house hunting, carry out renovations or replace the old roofing for their newly acquired properties.

Image Credit: NS Bluescope (Malaysia)

The less known alternative roofing materials – steel, in particular – for residential homes are gaining popularity in recent years. The wider application of steel alternative building material, has expanded its application beyond roofing. It is also widely used for interior applications such as wall panels and ceiling panels.

Image Credit: NS Bluescope (Malaysia)

The benefits of steel roof, wall and ceiling include:-

Versatile Colours and Finishes
Pre-painted steel is available in a wide variety of colours, finishes and textures. The combination of colours and textures allows freedom in the colour scheme and design style of the entire property. Steel wall and ceiling panels are a relatively new application in interior design, offering a fashionable and sensible alternative to plaster ceiling and conventional ceiling/asbestos boards. BlueScope ZACS® steel offers a wide range of vibrant colours and also comes in choices of high or low gloss, smooth or wrinkled/textured finishes. BlueScope ZACS® is the first brand in Malaysia that offers such unique textures, and available in major hardware outlets in Malaysia.

Image Credit: NS Bluescope (Malaysia)

Better Strength and Flexibility
Steel’s combination of strength and flexibility allows endless possibilities when remodelling and renovating. Its capacity and flexibility to bend to a certain radius while retaining its strength can inspire fresh and innovative ideas: whether by creating segmented curves or free-form combinations for facades, arches or domes.

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Cost and Material Efficiency
From a roofing perspective, steel is naturally lighter than conventional clay or concrete tiles (in terms of weight per metre square), which equates to wider purlin spacing and less purlin material used, which translates to better material efficiency and cost effectiveness for the entire roof structure. Steel’s strength is in being able to span long distances meaning fewer columns are needed, enabling the creation of larger, column-free spaces, allowing the flexibility to customise spaces and create an atmosphere of openness and freedom in a home. This also means more usable space, less materials and therefore lower costs.

Structural Security
Apart from investing on high-tech security systems, a property’s fundamental protection against theft can come from the use of theft-proof building materials. One vulnerable point many homeowners or builders overlook is the roof. Instead of utilising conventional concrete or clay tiles as roofing materials, steel can better protect the property as it is sturdier, and securely fastened onto the roof supporting structures, greatly reduces the possibility of a break-in through the roof.

Image Credit: NS Bluescope (Malaysia)

Material Durability and Warranty
Structural durability also means that the steel materials used in manufactured roofing sheets and components can endure the hot and humid weather and climate in Malaysia. When choosing metal roofs, count on a metal roof made of premium quality steel from leading and reputable manufacturer. Two common types of coating used for steel roofing are: the less durable Zinc-coated steel, or the latest, more advanced Aluminium-Zinc Coated steel that offers better durability against perforation caused by corrosion. Know your rights and ask for material warranty offered by the material manufacturer against perforationdue to corrosion.

Widening Possibilities
Steel’s application in widening horizons for home builds and interior design is only just beginning, visit your nearest building and construction material supply outlet and hardware stores, or consult your builder on how steel can enrich your home decoration and design.

NS BlueScope Malaysia is the leading manufacturer of coated steel in Malaysia. Made using Australian technology, it offers a wide variety of colours, texture and finishes to meet your needs for roofing, wall panels and celling panels under the brand name of BLUSCOPE ZACS®.

Formerly known as BlueScope Steel (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Lot 1551, Jalan Bukit Kapar
42200 Kapar
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

+603 3361 6888


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Electrolux’s UltimateCare™ Washer-Dryers deliver excellent washing results while caring for the planet

Electrolux continues leadership in the Front Load Washing Machine Segment with two new UltimateCare™ Washer-Dryers models that deliver excellent washing results, while still being gentle on the environment.

Answering the call from consumers to deliver a perfect laundry solution that ensures exceptional washing results at low temperatures, Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances and a market leader in fabric care, recently introduced the UltimateCare™ washing machines that saves on electricity, enable shorter washing cycles and be even more environmentally friendly without compromising the quality, vibrant colours of the fabric.

70% of discarded clothes are discarded prematurely due to faded colours, shrinkage and misshaping. These discarded clothes are likely to end up in landfills, where they pile up to produce toxic greenhouse gasses that are emitted into the atmosphere. As a leading cause of global warming, these gases are very dangerous for our environment and hazardous for our health. This could be reduced and further prevented with better laundry care habits.

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Electrolux strives to ensure that its products, services and production contribute to sustainable development, which is why we are always finding ways to better improve our products and reduce harsh impacts on our environment.

Laundry Care With a Purpose
With the environment in mind, Electrolux is expanding the UltimateCare™ range of front-load washers and washer-dryers by introducing two more washer-dryers models to the range. Both the 10kg & 11kg premium Electrolux washer-dryers are designed with the UltraMix™ System that premixes the detergent to deliver deeper clean and 31% better colour care to prevent fading.

This patented pre-mixing technology dissolves the detergent before it reaches your clothes and cleans even the most delicate garments. These Electrolux washer-dryers also come equipped with Vapour Action that softens fabric and reduces allergens by up to 99.9%.

The Electrolux UltimateCare range of front loading washers and washer-dryers delivers a deeper clean even with cold water, boasting the standard of 1.07 given by the international Energy Consortium, as opposed to the industry standard of 1.03. At the same time, since low temperature water is used, the colour retention is superior with 31% less fading after a year, while the energy consumption is lower by 75% and the washing cycle time reduced by 44%.

These front-load washing machines and washer-dryers were developed directly through the feedback from focus groups across consumers in various countries. The concerns about electricity consumption, cleanliness of the garments, maintaining colour care and quality of the fabric, and environmental friendliness came on top of minds.

The new UltimateCare™ range of front load washers and washer-dryers starts at a retail price of RM3,999, available in Malaysian appliances stores.


Lot C6, No. 28, Jalan 15/22
Taman Perindustrian Tiong Nam
40200 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

1 300 88 1122 (Consumer Careline)





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Caesarstone’s Concrete series combines the coarse concrete trend with enduring quality

Discover Caesarstone’s latest Concrete series which combines the coarse concrete trend fused together with the brand’s enduring quality and durability.

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An industry pioneer and global leader, Caesarstone is the world’s first company to establish a new product genre in the industry by harnessing the extraordinary physical properties of quartz, one of nature’s strongest minerals, to create a unique and glamorous product – the original quartz surface. Whether you are a professional architect or designer or a homeowner who is simply looking to create exceptional personal interiors, Caesarstone is the ideal starting point as it offers a variety of applications including kitchen countertops, backsplashes, bathroom vanities, tabletops, wall paneling, flooring, stair panels, customised furniture
and more.

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On top of its many diverse collection of quality surfaces, Caesarstone has now taken on the new raw trend of industrial plus the simplicity trend of Scandinavian designs to give us their innovative Concrete series. This series makes a genuine design statement, combining coarse concrete trend fused together with Caesarstone’s enduring quality and durability to deliver a surface of unparalleled performance in style. Perfect for modern homes, Concrete adds a touch of instant elegance while ensuring spaces remain clean and streamlined.

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Caesarstone S.E.A. Pte. Ltd.
#08-06, The Spire
No. 10, Bukit Batok Crescent
658079 Singapore

+65 6316 1938
+65 6565 9838
Caesarstone SEA
Caesarstone SEA

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Berloni: Two exceptional kitchen series featuring creative cookspace design

Berloni presents two exceptional kitchen series, both designed to celebrate the beauty of cookspace design and timeless craftsmanship.

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Canova celebrates kitchen design, redefining cookspaces into a form of artistic expression. Where architecture marks the time and place, accompanied by the evolution and progress of society, location affects the way in which the organisation of the space is conceived. Canova takes a cue from this and brings forth the inspiration from Miami Beach, Portocervo, Cancùn, and Dubai to express the harmony of nature with the construction, the balance between internal and external spaces, translating these into experience and added value in terms of quality of living, one moment at a time.

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Vintage Atmosphere
Discover the exceptional beauty of the Milano Spiga kitchen collection from Berloni. Featuring natural wood and the metal finishes, this kitchen masterpiece offers a distinctive vintage atmosphere to complement contemporary interior spaces. With this series, terminal corner units, open units, bookcases and free standing cupboards evoke a timeless atmosphere that comes with strong and recognizable features – all thanks to excellent craftmanship.

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S220, 2nd Floor
The Gardens Mall
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur

+603 4141 7662

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Bold & Chic

This sophisticated dwelling by Space In Design is a breath of fresh air in the world of interior design.

The talents at Space In Design continue to push the boundaries of their craft – by infusing this home with daring yet fashionable vibes. Unconventional furnishing, décor and lighting complement one another, resulting in an ultra-chic living space.

In the living room, the sofa provides plush comfort for those who wish to unwind in front of the television. An interchange of black and white panels complete this home entertainment centre. The monochromatic setting changes at the adjoining space, where another chill-out zone awaits. Beneath a magenta-lit ceiling, pastel-coloured couches are arranged stylishly on the wooden flooring.

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The dining area, kitchen and bedrooms feature equally distinctive craftsmanship. One of these design highlights is a wall near the kitchen. Rectangular shelves adorn this space, forming a tasteful work of art. There are more artistic masterpieces like this throughout the residence. In their own special ways, these elements are breathtakingly gorgeous and will resonate in the hearts of trendsetting hipsters.

Space In Design Sdn Bhd
No. 38-1, Jalan Mahogani 1/KS7
Bandar Botanic
11200 Klang
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

+603 3325 4918
+603 3325 5918
+6016 630 8918
Space In Design Sdn Bhd

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