Flat appeal was instant for couple
Pair made up their minds in moments
LYNDSAY Aitken knew within moments that the flat she was viewing was just right for her. As a keen follower of home renovation programme, she was well aware of the “10-second feeling”. That’s when a new home buyer can tell that a property is right almost immediately after stepping in the door. After failing to be grabbed by other properties she and husband Alistair viewed, she was bowled over by 73 Irvine Place, Aberdeen. “Watching too many home programmes, I knew all about the 10-second feeling and knew that this property was right,” said 37-year-old PR specialist writer Lyndsay. “We had been looking for something with a bit of character, a bit of space and a bit different. “I noticed instantly that there was a lot of space and this property had unique features including a stained glass window which appealed.” Lyndsay and Alistair, a 36-year-old process engineer, moved into the property six-and-a-half years ago. They had previously owned individual flats in the same area but felt the time was right for them to take the next step. Lyndsay said: “We really like this area as you can walk into town but it also isn’t on any main travel routes so it’s quiet.” The couple didn’t have too much work to do but wanted to put their own stamp on the place. “It was really nice and it was clear that a lot of work had been put into it. “It was perfect for moving into and had very simple, plain, neutral decor. “We wanted to make it feel like our home.” The couple set to work on making the place their own, painting rooms and hanging feature wallpaper. They also laid wooden flooring in the majority of the property and put in a new kitchen. And when it came to putting
SMILES BETTER: Lyndsay Aitken and her three-year-old daughter Thea.