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Beat the Commute with Walker Group

Beat the Commute with Walker Group
With more than 4 million people in the UK working from home according to the most recent statistics, having a study or office in your property has never been more desirable. 
Once considered the sole domain of the head of the household, today’s studies are used by the whole family from parents working from home to children looking for a quiet space to do homework or complete a school project.
At Walker Group’s AshtonGardens, the new Gladstone showhome perfectly demonstrates how to create a tranquil work space in a busy household without compromising on style.
With its soothing grey colour scheme, the study features a large vintage style wood and wrought iron desk, with lots of space to spread out paperwork.  Finding storage for important files and paperwork that fits with the look of a family home can be a challenge, but interiors experts Kabe Design have come up a stylish solution with two spacious trunks providing much needed space to keep clutter at bay.
A brown and white plaid blind and a squashy, leather, armchair make this an inviting place not just to catch up on work but also to relax with a book or spend time on hobbies – a world away from the featureless, impersonal places where so many people spend their working lives.
Sandy Casey, Director with Walker Group, said: “With a significant amount of the population working from home, studies have grown hugely in importance in recent years. With people spending so much time in them, a spare corner in the kitchen or a desk in the bedroom is no longer enough and people want a space that is clearly designated as a work environment.
“With this in mind many of our larger properties have an additional room which would make a lovely office space, with plenty of plug points and a large window.”   
AshtonGardens is Walker Group’s fourth development in Kirkliston and features  a range of spacious three, four and five bedroom homes with generous open plan kitchens, separate dining rooms, family rooms and en-suite bathrooms with prices from £268,000.
Currently on offer is House of the Month, the generously sized Swanston. Priced at £289,000 it includes carpets and turf and part exchange may be available  subject to criteria.  The ground floor feature a large lounge and kitchen with open plan dining area and separate utility, along with a downstairs WC and integral garage.
Upstairs are four bedrooms with the master featuring an ensuite and a family bathroom.  
Designed to be among their greenest homes yet, the properties have high performance insulation, double-glazing and energy-efficient heating systems. All homes are built to a high specification with fitted wardrobes, fridge freezers and excellent storage.
AshtonGardens is perfect commuting distance to the city for those who prefer the sanctuary of fresh country air to the hustle and bustle of the nation's capital city. It is surrounded by greenery with breathtaking views of the Pentland Hills. 
The development benefits from the charm of a village community and is within walking distance of the nursery and primary school. However, its close proximity to Edinburgh means that The Gyle shopping centre is nearby as well as the amenities of the capital. For outdoor enthusiasts there are a wealth of golf courses on the doorstep and Ratho Climbing Centre is less than a ten minute drive.
The show home at AshtonGardens is open 11am to 5.30pm Thursday through Monday. Further details are available by contacting 0131 333 2006 or by visiting the website, www.walkergroup.co.uk