Times are changing: standards of comfort and requirements are evolving: holidaymakers are more and more demanding; they are well informed, they make comparisons and give their opinions…
REFERENCE Les Arcs works with property owners in their wish to improve the comfort of their properties to meet the prerequisite expectations and current requirements of holidaymakers.
1 single point of contact : The inspection of the apartment, its classification, the schedule of works and improvements to a carried out + The provision of a list of suppliers and renovation professionals and interior decorators + Advice and various proposals for refurbishments in keeping with the Spirit of les Arcs + Regular information on the progress of work if required.
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FOCUS ON ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS:
Electrical installations must ensure the safety of those using them. An old installation, designed in accordance with the rules and needs of its time, often presents risks of electrocution or fire. By definition, a safe installation complies with 6 minimum requirements. "Further details" (In French). A survey of a private electrical installation becomes mandatory when that installation is 15 years old.
Clear lines of sight and movement where large pine panels give a natural and contemporary touch.
Coat rack and bench in one makes the best use of the small space in the entrance hall.
Simpler and, above all, safer, cupboard opening – no more bumping into projecting handles.
No more fragile, bulky coffee tables! Pouf by day, converts into a coffee table in the evening by means of a tray fitted on top.
Rejuvenating old tables
In apartments in les Arcs we often come across 5-sided tables with large wooden tops and heavy bases. This design is well suited to small spaces and makes the best use of the space needed for 5 people to eat. All it takes is a good rubbing down to make these tables as good as new to match your new decor.
Using under-stair cupboards
No more wasted space with a well-designed under-stair cupboard! The best use is made of the space available under the stairs to create a functional area. Useful for de-cluttering other rooms, there are various ways of creating a dedicated storage area. Closed or open under-stair cupboards are infinitely adaptable to your needs.
Converted bar counters
The original big bars have given way to a new, more convivial kitchen layout which feels a few m2 bigger. What’s more, these fine counters can be converted into such practical and useful items as unusually shaped desks, bedside tables, hanging sideboards or tables.
Original disc lamp
Light up your everyday life with these rounded lamps.
Return of the original lamp
Spotlight on vintage lamps! Spend your evenings in the light of the legendary metal panel wall lamp.
Or why not choose a new version of a retro coloured lamp? Fill your living room with good humour!
New version of the original lamp
New version of the Charlotte Perriand pivoting panel wall lamp
Displaying the crockery
The wall has been designed to be used as a dresser. The crockery is on display and to hand.
Corian work surface
Materials chosen for their sturdiness, the Corian is juxtaposed with untreated wood and raw concrete.
Enclosing the sleeping areas by means of «intelligent» doors: open, they enclose the cupboards, let in the light and open the sightline to the window, whilst shut they enclose the different spaces.
Closed and integral cupboards for skis and clothing create a more pleasant and secure sleeping area in the entrance hall.
Optimisation of ski racks and boot shelves in the entrance hall
A SEAT IN THE ENTRANCE HALL
A folding chair in the entrance hall: a comfortable seat for putting on and taking off shoes or boots takes up a minimum of space.
Direct lighting is increasingly installed and appreciated: lights or LED’s in false ceilings.
Contemporary reintegration of the original lights
Original doors and handles renovated and reused.
Restoration of original cupboard doors
Installing multiple sockets free and integrated to meet current needs.
DESIGNER SOFT FURNISHINGS
Duvets made with les Arcs’ initials
COLOURS IN KEEPING
Made-to-measure blackout curtains in colours that are in keeping with those in les Arcs’ apartment buildings
Protection on the balcony doorstep
SHOWER OVER THE BATH
Adapting the original bath tub: installing a shower column and shower screen.
Installing a dual flush cistern for reduced water consumption.
Installing a dressing table and heated towel rail in the corridor just outside the bathroom door.
AVAILABILILTY OF BATHROOM ACCESSORIES
Providing fixed accessories: hair-dryer and magnifying wall mirrors.
Installing sliding doors to separate living areas and save space.
Originally designed for resting and sleeping, apartments are used more today, notably at meal times, when holidaymakers use the time to get together.
New items, equipment and fittings sought by occupants illustrate how use and habits have evolved: owners’ cupboards, closing off and flexibility of some areas, additional prerequisites in terms of electrical appliances (kettle, toaster, combined oven etc.) electricity (need for numerous free sockets) and « infotainment » equipment (flat screen TV with HDMI, WIFI connection etc).
Identifying functional spaces: Refuge, Cloakroom, Kitchen, Sitting room… each space has its function.
INSIDE / OUTSIDE
A clear line of sight and movement from the front door to the glass doors; an unencumbered flow across a distinct space.
The framing of the landscape and access to the outside are ensured by retaining the wide glass doors.
ARRANGING CUPBOARDS IN LINE
Creating a so-called « thick » wall with cupboards corresponding to each area; cupboards are grouped along one side of the apartment.
Clearing horizontal surfaces to enjoy a feeling of volume courtesy of freeing spaces from floor to ceiling by raising the furniture (suspended wardrobes and chests of drawers, ceilings free of technical items)
The functionality of the compact and recessed kitchen area with not only all the equipment needed for cooking but also a table and chairs to free up the sitting room and enable guests to enjoy convivial mealtimes.
Optimising the sitting area to be able to dedicate the space to relaxation; it must be possible to leave the banquette (or pull-out) bed in bed mode if needed.
SLEEPING AREA IN THE ENTRANCE HALL
The flexibility of the sleeping area, with closed cupboards to house skis / boots or jackets and sliding doors (or curtains) enabling the space to be adapted to the needs of the time: cloakroom, storage, sleeping etc.