A Flat in a Former Light Bulb Factory in Scotland — House Call
Location: Glasgow, Scotland UK
The basics: 8 months, owned — 754 square feet
Adeline is living the dream in this chic and light-filled former factory. After renovating it to create better flow and sleeker space, she’s filled it with Scandi inspired finds and the occasional DIY project. And not only is her kitchen a candy pink dream, it’s got heated floors (cue jealous screaming).
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I live in an ex-light bulb factory. The building was converted to apartments 20 years ago and I bought mine in December of last year. It’s a two bed with plenty of light and space thanks to the huge windows and generous ceiling height. I’ve renovated the space completely since moving in and taken design influences from Scandinavia, where my family is originally from. The bathroom and kitchen are completely new and I’ve opened up the wall between the kitchen and lounge to create an open sociable space.
What is your favorite room and why? Living room/kitchen. They were separate rooms when I moved in, the kitchen was dingy and unloved. I opened up the wall and put in a bright new kitchen and heated tiled floor. The space is instantly more liveable. Having friends round is great as I can interact with them while I’m cooking. Someone might be sitting at the bar, someone on the couch and me in the kitchen and we’re all in the same conversation. I’m also proud of the concrete breakfast bar I made with the help of a friend.
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? I’d have a sound system rigged up in every room so that your tunes would start playing as soon as you walked in. I need to sort that out.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Bought a button stool from IKEA – sprayed the top gold and using it as a bedside table. Looks good!
Which fictional character would be most at home in your place? Monica from Friends. She’s my type of house guest.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Research. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration. Don’t be afraid of trying new things and don’t listen to the doubters. Also try doing some of the work yourself – you’ll be surprised how easy it is and it’ll save you a packet.
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