Meet the Residents: Chris and Hannah

Partners Chris and Hannah moved to Chapelton last September and having lived in the centre of Aberdeen for years, they were looking for a change of scene yet still wanted plenty of everyday convenience.

Speaking of the move, Hannah said: “We first set our sights on Chapelton three years ago. We were passing on our way back from a weekend away and decided to stop off for a look around. I instantly fell in love with the town and could really picture us living here.”

Chris added: “Owning a joinery company, I initially thought we would choose a house that would be a project for us to work on for years to come. I had never considered a new build until we visited Chapelton but homes here are so different from the norm – I noticed the quality of materials straight away. From the layout of each property to details like the sash and case windows, timber cladding and wood burning stoves, the homes have the perfect balance of traditional features and modern advantages.”

“A new build really is a blank canvas, so we were keen to start decorating straight away. I would describe our style as a mix of modern, industrial, quirky and pink! We love to be really creative and experimental so throughout the house we used a mixture of fabrics and textures as well as modern and vintage style furniture. We recently painted our woodwork in the kitchen pink, and I rescued some old chairs from a skip to reupholster. The décor is quite eclectic, we love it.”

Hannah: “We wanted our house to resemble our personality as a couple and I think we have really achieved that. The living room is where we spend most of our time. In winter we enjoyed coming home and relaxing in front of the fire after a hard day’s work.”

Chris: “I feel that living in Chapelton we have the best of both worlds – We find it really convenient being so close to Aberdeen yet far enough away when we want to escape and step into the countryside. Exploring our local area is great and we regularly take long walks and bike rides to the beach or along the Chapelton Trail.”

“Since moving here we have found everyone really friendly. We’re looking forward to having the chance to meet more residents as we watch Chapelton grow. Heading over to the town’s local café, Teacake, is a favourite of ours and their takeaway menu has been a great addition since the beginning of lockdown.”

Hannah: “We celebrated our engagement in November so this time in lockdown has given us plenty of opportunity to make wedding plans. Chris has kept busy decorating the house and making changes to the garden and we have been continuing to explore the walks which are right on our doorstep.”

Chris: “Lockdown has definitely emphasised the sense of community in Chapelton – everyone has really come together to help one another and local businesses.”

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