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Experts say: Decorating and home renovation issues

Published on May 10, 2014 6:11 PM

I will be moving into my in-laws' home. Their existing built-in wardrobe and study table in the bedroom are in good condition, but I would like them to have a new look by changing the colour of the surfaces. How do I go about doing so?

In the buy-and-throw mentality of today, people are sometimes amazed at what a lick of paint or a new laminate can do.

Have fun with laminates: Make your wardrobe and table surfaces look like they have been clad in marble, exotic wood, metal or even fabric. Laminates with embossed textures provide that extra degree of realism.

For your wardrobe, as long as its internal structure is in good condition, you can simply resurface the doors with new laminate or make new doors.

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For more tips on stylish living, get the April issue of Home & Decor, published by SPH Magazines. In it, find out where to shop for furnishings for your home.