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GEORGE Chambers never struggles to keep up with the latest fashions in his own home. The 28-year-old works as a furniture salesman at John Lewis and has to keep up with the trends for his job. And with a hefty discount, he’s always got his eye on what will look good in his house. “The staff discount helps a lot for keeping my apartment up to date,” he said. George bought his West End flat three-and-a-half years ago. He had already transformed a flat on Allan Street and, while he wasn't looking to sell right at that moment, he decided to have a look at a property website. And he’s been delighted he did ever since. “This was the first property I looked at and when I saw it online I knew I had to go view it,” he said. “I fell in love with it straight away because it’s quirky. “Rather than a typical granite flat, it’s a house that’s been split into four and it has traditional features like a cool pillar bit in the living room and a gorgeous bay window. “Also there is an amazing coffee shop and deli Rock Salt and Snails nearby which I’ve visited many times.” While the property had charm, it wasn't to George’s taste. “There were carpets in some of the rooms which had to go and there were a lot of creams and browns which aren’t the shades that I wanted.” Having gained experience doing up his last flat, George decided to take his time with his second project. He freshened up the paintwork, changed the flooring, re-tiled the bathroom and then got a joiner in to completely modernise the kitchen. “I had a white kitchen in my last flat and I just love how fresh and clean it felt,” he said. “It was an easy choice to get a white one again.” Doing things a bit at a time,
GO WEST: George Chambers is moving to Kepplestone.