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The first fully designed IKEA showhome in Perthshire has opened its doors to viewers.

Perth-based housebuilder Stephen is unveiling its brand new IKEA show apartment at Balgarvie Mill in Scone, the first time that the Swedish furniture giant has designed a show home in the area.

As well as being designed and fully furnished by IKEA, the ground floor, two bedroom apartment features everything from IKEA rugs, lamps, vases and bedding to photo frames, mirrors, bins, wall art and dinnerware, not forgetting the finer detail of a chopping board, cutlery, tea towels, mugs, ironing board, towels and even a rolling pin!

Working to a clean and simple palette of white against a backdrop of primary colours, the IKEA apartment is sure to appeal to any buyer and complement their existing homeware.

Tom Buchanan, Marketing Manager, Stephen said, “As part of our aim to open up the new homes market, we have decided to make the process as simple and accessible as possible by teaming up with IKEA to create a fantastic design package. IKEA, who are synonymous with innovative and open-plan contemporary living, have made a huge impact on the UK marketplace and have created an exclusive pack for Stephen, creating a finished and highly impressive home for either a first-time buyer or those moving onto something new. Put simply, the apartment contains everything buyers could possibly want, removing the financial burden and stress of furnishing and completing their new home.”

Meanwhile, Janie Bisset, Sales Manager at IKEA Edinburgh, commented, “We’re really excited to be working with Perthshire’s leading home builder to provide fully furnished homes in Scotland.

“At IKEA, our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people and this idea is at the heart of everything we do. Our range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products will work really well in the apartment at Balgarvie Mill and we’re pleased that IKEA can help offer some beautiful homes to first time buyers in Perthshire.”

First IKEA Showhome in Perthshire

Furthermore, with the new Help to Buy (Scotland) initiative, buyers could secure the £159,950 apartment with as little as a 5% deposit (£7,997). The scheme provides an interest-free loan to those buying any home up to the cost of £400,000, provided it is their only residence and they do not own another home. The Scottish Government funds up to 20% of the purchase price of one of our IKEA apartments with the buyer contributing only 75% i.e. a £120,000 mortgage

The new IKEA apartment is available to view from Thursdays until Mondays, from 1pm until 5pm. To view outwith these hours, or for further information, please telephone Stephen’s Sales Office on (01738) 620721, email sales@stephen.co.uk or visit www.stephen.co.uk.

For finer detail on the new Scottish Government scheme, please visit www.scotland.gov.uk/housing/help-to-buy.

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NOTE TO EDITORS

For further information, images and interview requests:

Stephen – please contact Claire Grainger, Grainger PR – 07912 324 264 or email claire@graingerpr.co.uk

IKEA – Janie Bisset, Sales Manager – 0131 440 6605 or email Jane.Bisset@IKEA.com.

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