Living and breathing her home for a few years was the key to its transformation for mental health nurse Allison Wilsey.
Allison, who works at Royal Cornhill Hospital, bought her lovely home in Woodside 12 years ago.
“I always knew I would do something with it but didn’t know what initially,” says Allison, 55.
“I just had to feel it and that could only be accomplished by living in it first. I achieved everything I wanted to do with it.”
Having only just put her home on the market, Allison was overwhelmed to receive an abundance of social media messages from son Jonathan’s old school friends.
“I held Jonathan’s 21st birthday party in this house the year after we moved in and when I posted the house schedule all his pals got in touch,” she says.
“They all loved the house so much and I honestly have some really fantastic memories of living here.”
The first job to be undertaken at Allison’s home was the small extension at the back of the home.
“The kitchen was previously accessed down a corridor,” she says.
“I wanted to create open-plan living and I am very pleased with the end result. “
Although Allison says this is a fabulous space, she actually loves her front lounge even more.
“It represents my allegiance to my home football team, Dunfermline Athletic,” laughs Allison.
The accommodation at Allison’s house includes the family room, dining kitchen, lounge, family bathroom, shower room, master bedroom and two further bedrooms.
Outside, there is a driveway for three cars and the rear garden is Allison’s special place as it enjoys the sun all day long.
With Jonathan long since flown the coop, Allison is planning to downsize but she will always be in need of a second bedroom for granddaughter, Emelia, who is four.
3 Greenmore Gardens, Aberdeen
Description: Three-bedrom semi-detached home.
Lounge: Formal room with box bay window.
Dining kitchen/Family room: Great living space on open plan. The kitchen has plenty of wall and base units.
Master bedroom: Boasts a deep walk-in full wall wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom on ground floor, which also has built-in wardrobes with mirror sliding doors.
Bedroom 3: Single bedroom with built-in cupboard.
Bathroom: Modern three-piece white suite including a separate corner shower.
Outside: Driveway at front. Well-maintained rear garden.
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