Everyone has a different idea of what their dream apartment should look like. While some people want a stylish pad to show off to their friends and family, others simply want a convenient base to get out exploring their city. With that being said, there are a few ingredients that every dream apartment should have in common.

Wondering how to find your dream house? Here are some of the key features to look out for:

Dream home features:

  • Location, Location, Location
  • Privacy and comfort
  • Design that reflects your personality
  • Open layout
  • Amenities that make your life easier
  • Plenty of natural light

Location, Location, Location:

A dream apartment is not just about four walls; it's about being in the heart of the action. Whether it's a busy city centre, a trendy neighbourhood, or a riverside area like Greenwich, the location should cater to your lifestyle and desires. When it comes to buying your first apartment, make sure you have a clear idea of what kind of area suits you best. Choose the right location, and your dream home will become an exciting hub for new adventures.

Privacy and comfort

Living in an exciting area might be key, but it’s just as important to be able to retreat to the privacy and comfort of your home. Your dream apartment should be a haven where you can escape the fast pace of the outside world. If peace and tranquility is at the top of your priority list, investigate factors like soundproofing, access to peaceful green spaces, and a bedroom that offers maximum comfort on those extra-stressful days.

Design that reflects your personality

The perfect home should be a reflection of your personality, so feel free to let your imagination run wild. This could be something as simple as finding a home that gives you space to work out, or a home with distinctive architectural features. While renting a property often means sticking with your landlord’s design choices, Shared Ownership homes give you plenty of scope to put a personal touch on your dream home. 

With a new build home at Peabody, you can enjoy a blank space to let your creativity flourish. Whether you want to introduce some decorative pillows or a stunning artwork, the fun of designing your home starts now!

Zone 1 apartment in London

Choose the right location for your dream home. Zone at Oval Village is perfectly situated for those looking for a central London apartment.

Open layout

In your dream apartment, space should feel abundant, even if you’re not blessed with much space to begin with. Look for apartments with an open-plan kitchen and living area that can give you ease of movement, and the opportunity to host friends and families. Higher and strategic placement of mirrors can create an illusion of spaciousness, while clever storage solutions can maximize every inch of the available space.

Amenities that make your life easier

Living in an apartment that comes with added amenities can do a lot to sweeten the deal of your first home purchase. While things like parking spaces and cycle storage can help make your day-to-day life easier, enticing features like a rooftop terrace and communal garden can add a touch of elegance to your dream apartment. Zone at Oval Village is one such development that offers a range of amenities like a concierge and rooftop terrace and is available through Shared Ownership. 

At Peabody, you can look forward to added features like private balconies, landscaped gardens, and communal areas!

Plenty of natural light

Natural light is one of the key things you should be looking for in a dream home. After all, no one wants to live in a glum space that blocks off access to the sun. Natural light doesn’t just make your home look golden and clear - it can also give your mental health a boost, and reduces the need for you to stick on your lights or run up your energy bills. To make sure your home gets plenty of natural light, plan house viewings on sunny days where you can see your future home’s full potential!

Now that you know the hallmarks of a perfect home, it’s time for your home-buying journey to begin. At Peabody, you can use Shared Ownership to buy your dream home at a price you can afford. Check out our property search to find a development near you!

Share article on