HOME IMPROVEMENT Whether or not Ton Firm helps you propose and ship the suitable upgrades growing the worth of your villa, or just making your house extra snug to stay in,
Residence makeovers have been in vogue for the final decade and the development for all issues deco appears right here to remain. However what if the adjustments you want to make to your house are usually not within the DIY class of portray partitions or changing the drapes? For any substantial refurbishment, corresponding to reworking a kitchen or rest room, it is smart to name an expert to assist. Be cautious, nevertheless, of the jack of all trades who claims he can do all of it. A primary kitchen refitting would require the talents of a draughtsman; a carpenter; an electrician; and a plumber – and this with out together with any finishings corresponding to tiling and stone reducing (for counter tops), all of which require specialist consideration to be carried out correctly. Because of this, in response to the growing native demand for dwelling enchancment work, Ao Nang’s Ton Firm has invested in a staff of specialists in every of those fields who come collectively on initiatives corresponding to at Baan Lompai (see under), to make sure the imaginative and prescient of the house house owners is translated appropriately and to the correct customary. The expansion of dwelling renovation in Krabi can partly be put all the way down to the supply of latest supplies. “The recent opening of stores such as Home Pro has really changed the way people think about their homes,” says Pierre-Yves Loriers (Ton), the managing director of Ton Firm. “If your house was built even five years ago, chances are you had an extremely limited choice of sanitaryware; built-in units were not an option; and instant electric heaters were the only way to get hot water.” The development within the selection and customary of supplies in Krabi now makes dwelling upgrading virtually a essential funding to be able to safeguard the worth of your home. “In the villa rental market especially, we see more properties appearing,” says Ton. “It is important for owners to maintain quality in this competitive market.” Some adjustments advisable by Ton Firm to remain on prime of the sport are beauty: altering flooring tiles to create a extra trendy look; or including a semi-outdoor “spa-style” rest room, for instance. However some are additionally structural: redoing the plumbing so as to add a extra power environment friendly sizzling water boiler; or retiling the roof with the newest Dry Tech expertise are just a few concepts. If doable when endeavor work, present your constructing firm with the unique home plans. These are essential to ensure that them to grasp the way in which the plumbing and electrical programs – amongst different issues – are laid out. “One of the biggest difficulties when carrying out a refurbishment is the unknown – you are never certain what you will discover once you start to break walls!” says Ton. “In order to avoid nasty surprises later (which could entail more work than originally planned), we try to assess all the risks from the start.” BAAN LOMPAI: RENOVATION CASE STUDY The house owners of this non-public pool villa (obtainable for hire by means of www.krabivilla.com) determined to modernize the property, which was inbuilt 2003. The primary process was to retile all the flooring floor, which needed to date been coated with a motley assortment of shades and patterns, in a impartial palette. Utilizing the identical, light-coloured tile all through creates an impression of house and “flow” in the home. Subsequent was the creation of a brand new main bedroom, in a beforehand darkish bed room behind the villa. This was opened up with French home windows onto the rear patio, and closet house was inbuilt. Lastly a brand new ensuite rest room was added in an extension in conjunction with the home. This was designed within the newest “spa” fashion, with using vegetation and pure stone surfaces. The outsized bathtub and rain bathe space are housed below a clear, semi-open roof to permit most mild. The opposite two bogs in the home have been additionally refitted with new sanitaryware and tiles, and every now has a walk-in rain bathe.
The kitchen – which beforehand had restricted built-in storage, in addition to a breakfast bar and sink at a clumsy top – was additionally utterly renovated. The primary counter was lowered, and built-in cupboards and a brush cabinet have been added for storage. The sink was re-positioned with a brand new grease lure, and a dishwasher added. Lastly Ton Firm custom-designed a movable storage island and all counter tops have been laid with black granite. With such a significant challenge, Ton Firm additionally suggested the villa house owners to take the chance to redo the outdated electrical and plumbing programs and so Baan Lompai now has up-to-date wiring and a closed in technical room on the rear of property conveniently housing the water filter, strain pumps and new sizzling water boiler. Lastly, exterior the primary home, the perimeter wall was prolonged greater; and a brand new pool bathe was added. Not like many contractors, Ton Firm undertakes every challenge to the end, which implies that all of the cleansing, repainting and replanting after such an enormous job have been taken care of, permitting the house owners to maneuver instantly again into their reworked dwelling house. For extra data on the excellent villa design, building and administration providers supplied by Ton Firm Ltd, please contact us at (075) 695-633 or by electronic mail at:Ton@TonCompany.com.