Local mum remodels her house herself after watching DIY Youtube videos


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  • Monday, 19 Feb 2018

Thye built her own concrete kitchen countertops with the help of YouTube videos. Photos: SIA HONG KAU/The Star

Winnie Thye’s 12-year-old kitchen had started to come apart. The counter was worn, the cupboards were coming off their hinges. She badly needed a remodel, and she had an idea of how she wanted her new kitchen to look.

She envisioned concrete countertops, black metal shelves, and cupboard frames with wooden crate-inspired drawers. She asked a contractor for a quotation, but the RM5,000 price tag for the concrete countertop alone exceeded her budget.

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