FIRST-TIME homeowners can look forward to getting home renovation ideas at the ongoing Home Design and Interior Exhibition (Homedec).
There are more than 400 exhibitors with 1,100 booths providing visitors with ideas, trends, inspiration, practical tips and tools as well as attractive savings.
Organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, the 16th edition of the exhibition is being held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre until tomorrow.
Themed “Let’s Get Personal” under its My First Home project, the exhibition aims to help new homeowners, especially young couples, plan their dream home.
One of the Homedec Showroom Personalised Designs, SimFlex-New Generation unit, on display at the four-day exhibition, which ends tomorrow.
C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd president Datuk Vincent Lim said renovating a home for the first time “requires time, effort, learning and decisions”.
“Based on statistics, we expect homeowners to spend about RM19.5bil on home renovations this year,” said Lim, adding that generally, homeowners spend between 30% and 40% of funds on the kitchen and bathrooms, and up to 15% to upgrade the living room and bedrooms.
Under Homedec Showhome’s Personalised Designs, twin mock-up home units are being displayed at the Interior Design Clinic Zone.
There is the SimFlex-New Generation unit which optimises space in studio apartments while the Belleview Home design infuses cheerful colours into a smart layout catered for young homeowners.
Innere Design Concept Sdn Bhd managing director Joe Kuah, who came up with the SimFlex-New Generation creation, said the flexible design had a Japanese touch for the study room and bedrooms, and Scandinavian sensibilities for the living room.
“For example, they can design a study or dining table in a limited space, and convert it into a bed,” described Kuah.
Histrong Design (M) Sdn Bhd executive director Chuah Qin Ming introduced environmentally friendly elements into the Belleview Home concept by using bamboo fibre for the feature walls.
“Belleview Home is waterproof and termite resistant and has acoustic insulation, which means the owner can have a sound and peaceful sleep.
“It also takes speedy installation and minimal maintenance,” she said, adding that European nuances have been incorporated into the living room design.
Homedec Showroom focuses on personalised designs to cater to the rich variety of lifestyles, preferences and budgets of homeowners.
Six interior design firms are showcasing personalised design packages for homeowners to consider when doing up their dream homes.
The four-day exhibition, which started on Thursday, also features My 1st Home Starter Kit, available for free download exclusively at Homedec.
This informative guide provides first-time homeowners with a wealth of helpful hints, tips and tricks for renovating and decorating their new homes.
Another exciting addition to this year’s event is the Homedecshop app, an online shopping platform.
Visitors can redeem a free gift when they download the app during the exhibition and stand a chance to win Honor 9 Lite Smart Phone as well as other prizes.
Other highlights include Homedec Best Deals Campaign, Homedec Flash Sale, and Homedec and La Gourmet Super Best Deals (offers by La Gourmet and other premium brands).
Visitors who spend RM150 and above in a single receipt will stand a chance to win Homedec contest prizes that include home decor products and cash vouchers sponsored by exhibitors.
Additionally, those who spend RM1,500 and above in a single receipt will have a chance to try their luck in grabbing as many Malaysian ringgit notes as possible from the Grab All the Cash You Can contest box.
The exhibition is open from 10am to 8pm daily, admission is free.