January 7th, 2013
“It’s actually a kitchen by itself” exclaimed the delightful Krystle as she stood in the 1000 sq ft Forest Hill ground floor flat and looked around her at the space.
“We could put a table in here” said Sam thus proving once again, if it needs proving, that separate kitchens with space for a table are a practical necessity welcomed by buyers and shouldn’t be a sought after luxury omitted by greedy developers unwilling to build walls in modern flats.
What have we come to in modern house and flat design when a 24 year old girl on the point of getting married regards it as unusual to see a flat with a kitchen that is not in the living room? I have been complaining about this for years on my blog, here, here, here, here, and here.
In the most recent episode of Location*3 which visited locations around London, Kirstie and Phil found a large ground floor flat for an engaged couple who were very taken by the space on offer and the character of the dwelling.
It was a refreshing change to hear a young person exclaiming at the facilities my generation have taken for granted these being separate rooms which make different activities possible in one house without distracting others.
Location Location Location Series 17 | Episode 10 | London and Deptford
In London it’s double trouble for Kirstie as she helps 6ft 7 twins Matt and Chris Wickham, who are clubbing together to buy their first home.
Their £350,000 is a healthy first-time buyer budget, but Kirstie faces a challenge as their favourite areas are central spots north of the river like Pimlico and Victoria.
Phil helps Sam Taylor and his fiancée Krystle Maher, who are desperate to move out of their small rented flat in Deptford and into a home of their own before they get married.