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.