There’s a lot to get excited about when moving to a new home, not least the process of putting your own personal stamp on the property. From arranging your favourite furniture and hanging treasured photos on the wall, to adding splashes of colour with carefully-chosen soft furnishings – settling in can be a fun, creative and rewarding time.
If you’re about to flit to Brio’s Landale Court and you’re on the look-out for some special interior items to add to your home, help is on hand because we’ve compiled some useful contacts. Go on, treat yourself to a few house-warming gifts!
Bring the things you love
Bring your treasured heirlooms, favourite furniture and personal keepsakes with you to Landale Court so you can be surrounded by your many happy memories. But first, ensure they all arrive safe and sound by booking a trusted professional removals company.
Economove: Polite and efficient, many Landale Court residents have used and recommended Economove. They even offer a packing service, so you enjoy the build-up to the big move, relaxed in the knowledge that your items will be carefully wrapped and transported. www.economoveremovals.co.uk
Shop for something new
As well as bringing your own furniture, you might want to treat yourself to a few new pieces to suit your new space. Thankfully, there are plenty of great furniture shops in and around Aberdeenshire.
Gillies: This family-run store has been helping people furnish their homes for more than 125 years. It offers a wide range of upholstery, living, dining and bedroom furniture, carpets, flooring, bedding and home accessories. They also have a great selection of garden furniture if you want to make the most of your outdoor space. www.gillies.co.uk
Oak Furnitureland: This well-known store specialises in solid hardwood cabinetry and upholstered furniture. Whether you prefer a classic look or a modern style, they offer a wide range of quality oak and hardwood furniture pieces. They also offer a premium delivery service which means their delivery experts will unpack your items in your rooms of choice, then take away all the packaging. oakfurnitureland.co.uk
Sterling Home: From sofas and beds to flooring and homewares, you can browse it all online or pop into the Aberdeen store. Make an afternoon of it – take advantage of their free interior design consultations, then enjoy a cuppa at the café whilst you consider your choices. www.sterlinghome.co.uk
If you’re keen to maximise your storage, you could opt for clever space-saving fitted wardrobes and cupboards. Call in the designers to come up with a tailor-made solution.
JOR Property: Their team of joiners can design and install a range of storage solutions. Their property maintenance team can also assist you with any electrical, plumbing, plastering, tiling, painting and decorating. jorproperty.co.uk
Sharpes: The designers at Sharpes can help you make the most of every inch of your property by creating bespoke storage solutions, so you can enjoy clutter-free living in a home where everything is neatly organised and easily accessible. www.sharps.co.uk
Add some fabulous fabrics
Curtains, blinds and soft furnishings can instantly change the look and feel of a room. Whether you’re thinking practically and would like blackout blinds to control the light levels, or you’d like to add a little drama with sumptuous floor-length curtains, don’t be afraid to experiment with pattern, colour and texture.
Aberdeen Blind Company: Established in 1952, Aberdeen Blind Company is still a local, family-run business. All blinds, shutters and curtains are custom-made to your exact window measurements by experienced and skilled textile experts. www.aberdeen-blinds.co.uk
Deeside Stitches: If you’re handy with a sewing machine, why not whizz up a pair of curtains and some matching cushions to tie your room together? Local haberdashery, Deeside Stitches, stocks all manner of fabrics and threads. www.facebook.com/Deeside-Stitches-103542072440444
The Blind Mannie: The Blind Mannie specialise in made-to-measure blinds and offer free, no obligation quotes where they will talk you through a range of choices and find the perfect one for you and your home. www.facebook.com/theblindmannie
Whilst it can be lovely to invest in brand new furniture pieces, adding older items can add real charm and character to a home. Opting for second-hand items is also the more sustainable choice as it keeps furniture in use and out of landfill for longer. Spend a day scouring antique shops for quality items that will stand the test of time, or keep an eye open online for pre-loved bargains.
Colin Wood Antiques: From furniture pieces that each tell a unique story, to original artworks, collectables and crystal, this shop is always worth a rummage. www.colinwoodantiques.com
Facebook – Chapleton Residents (For Sale Page): Keep it local and take a look at what’s available on your doorstep, right here in Chapelton. There are deals to be done and steals to be had! www.facebook.com/groups/1366972280379636
Gumtree: They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so promote the circular economy in your local area by making use of what others are giving away. www.gumtree.com
Make your home at Landale Court truly yours
Every Brio home has been designed to the highest standards, combining the best in traditional craftsmanship and modern building techniques. The properties at Landale Court are no exception.
Here you’ll find one and two-bedroom cottages and apartments with a range of layouts to suit your lifestyle and living arrangement needs. Expect great room proportions, plenty of natural light, and quality fixtures and fittings. You just need to add your own personal touches to make it truly yours.
To find out more about life at Brio or to book a viewing, head to our Contact Page.
From the majestic Cairngorms to the beautiful sandy coastline, Aberdeenshire is a picture-perfect place to call home. The landscape, history and culture provide no end of inspiration and entertainment. And that’s exactly why Landale Court at Chapelton is such a sought-after place to live. Just a short drive south of Aberdeen, it is ideally located for easy access to countless places of interest.
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