- Lifestyle blogger Pear Junglin and architect Nont Taechahasadin transformed a dark, outdated three-story house in Bangkok, Thailand, into a modern oasis.
- Junglin and Taechahasadin, who are dating, spent eight months and about $68,000 renovating the building, which hadn’t been updated in about 30 years.
- They added a modern kitchen, bedroom, office space, and updated the bathrooms and backyard area.
- “We call it a home built with love and warmth,” Junglin told Insider.
Nont Taechahasadin’s family gifted him a three-story home in Bangkok, and he and his girlfriend, Pear Junglin, completely revamped it.
Taechahasadin’s father bought the 1,614-square-foot home about 30 years ago, which was the last time it was updated.
The couple spent eight months and $68,000 on the renovation.
Taechahasadin is the co-founder of an architectural and construction management company, Official Space. He designed and planned the renovation himself.
Throughout the home makeover process, Junglin documented the progress on her public Facebook page, “Peary is Happy.”
Originally, the home’s exterior was in need of a face-lift.
The old glass sliding door didn’t allow for much privacy.
Now, the front of the home has paneled wood, which allows for natural cooling.
The front of the couple’s house faces west, and the sun heats the front of the building.
Junglin told Insider that the warm temperatures in Thailand — which can get up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) — meant the couple needed to find a solution to keep the home cool.
“We needed to use a wooden screen to allow buffer space in order to decrease the temperature,” Junglin said.
Inside, the home initially looked barren and lacked windows and natural light.
Though the structure of the building was good, it had leaky ceilings due to water damage.
The couple knocked down a wall on the first floor to brighten up the living space.
“Both of us prefer minimal style, so we decided to paint our wall in white and use wooden flooring and built-in furniture,” Junglin said of the couple’s design choices.
They also added a brand-new kitchen, complete with a sleek island and contemporary light fixtures.
The light-wood kitchen cabinet finish matches the home’s other built-in shelves and storage features.
Originally, the second floor of the home had a wood floor, which Junglin and Taechahasadin replaced with vinyl.
Junglin said they chose vinyl because it was easy to install and came in many colors.
They designed a bedroom on the second floor, focusing on light fixtures that brought a warm feel to the space.
They painted all the walls in the house white because they like the simplicity of the color.
Prior to the renovation, the home’s bathrooms were dark and needed a refresh.
There was no cabinet space or mirror before the renovation.
Junglin and Taechahasadin installed a new shower, toilet, and sink — plus ample storage space.
The new bathroom is a total transformation from the old version.
The third floor of the building was a blank canvas full of potential.
Junglin and Taechahasadin saw an opportunity with the emptiness of the home’s top floor.
They turned the third floor into an office, complete with bright lighting and a spacious shelving unit.
The couple works from home together on the third floor in the airy space, which is filled with built-in storage.
The backyard initially had a concrete floor and tin roof, and it wasn’t an ideal place for the couple to relax.
Junglin and Taechahasadin added new design elements to make the space more inviting.
Now, the patio has a warm glow thanks to light fixtures, a wooden floor, and windowed doors.
Junglin and Taechahasadin now have a homey patio area.