South Crown Street Contemporary KitchenScandinavian Kitchen
Minimal kitchen in renovated historic house in Ferryhill, Aberdeen. White kitchen with marble worktop and splashback. Original timber floor sanded and finished with white danish oil. Copyright Nigel Rigden
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What are the benefits of using a letting agent?Problems with difficult tenants or with the property itself can be stressful to resolve. A letting agent will deal with them for you, and their experience means they’ll be able to resolve issues quickly and effectively. “The main benefit of using a proper letting agent is to outsource this hassle to someone who can do a better job of it than you can,” says property advisor Jemimah Barnett. “They can respond to calls at all hours, chase overdue payments, access wholesale/trade rates for property repairs, and do things that are either annoying or difficult for you to do.”To make the most of a letting agent’s experience, you’ll need to have agreed with them how to handle different situations. You can set all of this out in the contract. “For an agent to act in your best interest, they need your permission to deal with emergencies up to a predetermined financial limit,” explains Phillip Pobgee of P&P Maintenance Services. “If they need to seek your permission for all expenditure on repairs and you’re not contactable, the consequences of inaction and procrastinating can end up costing a lot more.” Ask an Expert: How do I prepare a property for renting?
The cookspace and dining area (see below) switched places during the redesign. “Andrew and Emily wanted a larger dining area and a smaller kitchen space,” Brown explains. The couple enjoy having guests over, and having a large, open-plan space for entertaining was important to them.A sleek, modern kitchen in crisp white replaced the dark, dated units and black accents were added for a chic look.Brown describes the finished result as a blend of modern Scottish design and Scandinavian style.
Document your transformation “Is there a before and after piece I don’t know about?” Nigel asks Miranda, unkindly, the first time he sees Andy, who’s wearing a decidedly non-fashion-mag outfit. Luckily, before the film is over, he’s on hand to give her a makeover.While this may seem obvious, there’s a lesson to be learnt here when looking at our homes, too. Keeping tabs on all the work completed in your own space and how it looked before and after you applied your Midas touch is a great way to motivate you, push your boundaries and perhaps even add to the appeal of the home. (Who doesn’t love a good “Wow” while showing off the “before” snaps?).Just as when Nigel sees Andy put together a stunning original outfit herself at the end of the film, there’s nothing quite like knowing you did good work.
Go low with a smart upstandHere, Silestone engineered stone worktops extend up the wall – but this time only to create a slim, elegant band, or upstand. The subtle contrast between the pale stone and all-white kitchen adds gentle texture rather than making a bold statement in this Scandi-style kitchen.
…to thisThe owners sought to introduce a pared-down Scandinavian feel, with whitewashed wood and a monochrome palette throughout. The original floors were sanded and treated with white oil for a simple, clean feel.Check out more of this home