How would you furnish your 1-bedroom apartment?
Genesis highlights: clever use of furniture and accessories can help home buyers make the most of space and light in one-bedroom apartments which is just what leading designers Oasis Interior Design have achieved at Cambridge Yard in Ealing.
These stylish one-bedroom apartments by Genesis combine an open plan living area and floor to ceiling windows to make the most of space and light. This can be complemented with well planned furnishings to enhance the available space. As Rachel Best, Design Director at Oasis Interior Design Ltd, advises: “You need to be practical and ensure your apartment is furnished to suit your everyday needs. Keep the colour scheme simple and avoid small patterns on wallpaper. You can then be creative and express yourself with inexpensive accessories.
“To create an airy atmosphere, choose large items of furniture in neutral finishes that won’t date. Invest in a classic sofa with a light hardwearing cover and buy the best mattress you can afford - divans with drawers also provide additional storage. Hang a large mirror which will expand the space and bounce light around. Good lighting is a must, for example, a floor standing light will emphasise the vertical and shine light into dark corners. Whether it’s ceiling, floor or table lighting, larger items work best.”
Located on Maunder Road, Cambridge Yard offers homes specifically designed for first time buyers. The one-bedroom apartments start from as little as £51,000, for a 25% share based on a full market value of £204,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Purchasers buy the share of their home that they can afford (at least 25%), and pay subsidised rent on the remaining share of the property, usually resulting in lower monthly costs than renting on the open market. They can increase the share that they own at any time, right up to 100% and outright ownership.
Apartments are available to anyone who does not already own a property and is unable to buy a home on the open market. Their total household income must be less than £64,300 per annum for a one or two bedroom apartment or £77,200 for a three bedroom apartment. Ideally they should also have savings of around £3,500 to cover moving and legal costs.
The apartment interiors are finished with a high quality specification, including contemporary kitchens fully equipped with integrated appliances and granite style work surfaces. Bathrooms include a thermostatically controlled shower above the bath and white floor to ceiling tiling. Built-in wardrobes in the bedroom provide ample storage.
Each home has a private balcony or Juliette, whilst many have access to a communal or shared roof terrace. Security is a high priority, with video entry phone in every apartment and secure covered car parking, as well as bicycle storage space.
The location is ideal for commuters, located within a short walk of Boston Manor underground station for the Piccadilly Line, whilst Ealing Broadway for the Central Line is less than three miles away or 10 minutes by car. Hanwell railway station offers regular services into Paddington in just under 18 minutes, which will reduce to 10 minutes when the Crossrail line opens in 2018.
Travelling by road, there is close access to the M4, putting Heathrow Airport within a 20 minute drive. There is also an excellent local bus network.
Visit genesishomes.org.uk to register your interest.