• Residents celebrate home makeover

Residents celebrate home makeover

"It looks 100% better than it did before and I absolutely love it."

Eileen Manchester

kathleen smith and eileen manchester

Residents from Chapel Court in Narborough were so pleased with the makeover of the communal areas of their home that they invited representatives from landlord emh homes and the contractors who carried out the work to a celebration lunch.

The Coalville-based social landlord worked in collaboration with an interior designer from Buckingham Interiors, painters Novus, and a Dulux consultant to modernise the communal areas of the 13 flats to make them more appealing to current and future residents.

The residents were consulted at every stage of the project, working with the interior designer on mood boards to choose the right balance of colours, furniture and flooring. The final colour scheme was selected as it was the most user-friendly to people with limited eyesight, and a mismatched range of chairs was chosen to suit people with different mobility needs.

The makeover is part of a long term project by emh homes to transform all their sheltered schemes and make them more suitable to changing demographics.

The residents were delighted with the final results.

Eileen Manchester said: “I have lived at Chapel Court for 18 years and I am the oldest resident here. What they have done with the windows in the communal lounge has made such a big difference. It’s now really nice for people to walk into. It looks 100% better than it did before and I absolutely love it.”

Andrew Read from emh homes, who oversaw the project, added: “I think the refurbishment has certainly lifted the property from what it looked like before – it looks amazing.”