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Westbury Residents Visit Akerman Road

Yesterday we took 8 residents to visit a new four bedroom home on Akerman Road and they were really impressed with what they saw.

The property is a recently completed new home by Lambeth and built to Passive House standards meaning it is very energy efficient to run.

Residents were very impressed with what they saw, particularly with the size of the rooms and the quality of the finish. 

Things that residents really liked included:
  • The size of all rooms which were noticeably bigger than their existing homes;
  • Square rooms that would be easier to furnish than some of the angled spaces we have seen before;
  • Having a separate kitchen and living space;
  • The kitchen was large enough to put a table;
  • The quality and look of the kitchen fittings;
  • The solid front door felt secure;
  • Not all the windows are full height which people felt gave more flexibility to furnishing a room;
  • Different types of bathrooms that all felt spacious;
  • Having a ground floor WC;
  • The number of plugs in each of the rooms;
  • The space for storage including under the stairs;
  • Having a front garden but we also talked about it not needing to be as big to achieve a level of privacy and that for Westbury the space might be better allocated to rear gardens with a smaller front garden.
Residents couldn't find any major things they didn't like, even things that might not be individual preferences we all agreed we could live with as the good things more than made up for them. We agreed that the it was a good 'neutral palette' in terms of style of fittings, particularly in the bathrooms which meant that people could decorate them to their own taste over time.
Overall residents said 'If we could bring this quality and standard to Westbury we would be happy'.
If you missed this visit and would like to visit Akerman Road Lambeth are holding an Open Day on Saturday 25th February 2017 from 10am - 3.00pm. Find out more and RSVP here. You do not need to RSVP but it just gives the team an idea of numbers, you can feel free to make your way over at any point during the Open Day.