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Cleanspiration from Walker Group

Cleanspiration from Walker Group
In recent years the addition of a dressing room to a property was high on homebuyers’ wish lists, but there is a new rival for the most wanted title according to Walker Group.

The once humble utility room has soared in popularity amongst their customers, thanks to the growing influence of ‘cleanstagrammers’ like Mrs Hinch and Lynsey Crombie.

Inspired by these ‘queens of clean’ who have elevated housework to an art form – the utility room has become highly desirable, the larger and more sophisticated the better.

Sandy Casey, Director said: “People have always appreciated utility rooms but more as a space for hiding away things like dirty washing and muddy boots. But buyers now look for a utility room that is not just functional but beautiful too with sparkling worktops, gleaming sinks and units which match or compliment the rest of the kitchen. We have had visitors to our showhomes spend more time looking at the utility room than the actual kitchen!”

One property which has an envy-inducing utility room, is the Roxburgh Corner at One Dalhousie in Bonnyrigg. A five bedroom detached home it has a large lounge, a separate family room and an open plan kitchen and dining room leading to the generously proportioned utility. A cloakroom and a double garage complete the ground floor of the property.

Priced at £395,000, this stylish home offers five bedrooms upstairs, with the master featuring both a dressing room and ensuite. The second bedroom also has its own ensuite and there is a family bathroom.

Another property with an impressive utility room is the five bedroom Oakleigh priced from £423,000. The Oakleigh boasts a 34ft long open plan kitchen with dining area and family room and separate utility. A double garage and downstairs cloakroom complete the ground floor of the property.

Upstairs the master suite has a shower-room and a dressing room and the second and third bedroom have a Jack and Jill ensuite. There are a further two bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom.

One Dalhousie in the sought-after commuter town of Bonnyrigg will feature 27 homes all with their own solar panels along with high performance insulation, double-glazing and energy efficient heating systems.

Located to the north of Dalhousie Dairy, One Dalhousie will offer a choice of three, four and five bedroom properties when complete, with homes currently being sold from the nearby Hopefield Park development.

The homes will offer lots of other clever touches too, including ample fitted storage in the kitchen and bedrooms and radiator valves that are positioned to make vacuuming easier. Many of the properties feature utility rooms, garages and family rooms that provide vital extra space.

Bonnyrigg’s town centre, with its avenue of trees, has a selection of local stores including a chemist, bank and post office. A Tesco supermarket is a short drive away and larger high street stores are available at Straiton Retail Park.

There’s lots to do in the surrounding area for sports lovers – golfers will enjoy playing in the magnificent parkland setting of Broomieknowe Golf Club while fitness fans can work out in Lasswade Leisure Centre which has a wide array of facilities including a gym, games hall, 25m pool, dance studio, badminton hall, squash court, a gymnastics academy, a library and a café.

Also just a short drive away is the National Mining Museum Scotland, a five star visitor attraction, where you can retrace the footsteps of thousands of miners and their families. The Rossyln Chapel is a must visit for history lovers and fans of Dan Brown’s novel and film the Da Vinci Code.

Further information is available on 01506 413101 or www.walkergroup.co.uk. The showhome and sales office at Hopefield Park is open from Thursday to Monday from 11-5pm.

A new showhome and sales office is scheduled to open at One Dalhousie later this year.