While some purchasers have reservations about investing in a home with floor to ceiling glass, properties with larger windows are starting to become more popular with buyers in the London property market as the advantages that they bring become more obvious. From the clear positives of increased natural light and impressive views to the lesser recognised benefits of lower energy bills, floor to ceiling windows are starting to be a hot new trend among those who are keen to invest in property in E16.
Why buy property in East London with full-length windows?
What could be more spectacular than an uninterrupted view across the Thames? Jay Yehia, manager of the Henry Wiltshire estate agent in Royal Docks, points out that potential buyers are often surprised by the beautiful panoramic views of the capital that they can enjoy from the popular developments which overlook the Thames Barrier. “Many people who are keen to buy property in Royal Docks are focusing solely on the interior features, and the kind of facilities that they can expect to enjoy,” he says. “However, as soon as they step into the room, they see an amazing view that would be theirs to enjoy every day, and the concierge services, residents gymnasiums and private parking become less important in comparison.”
The benefits of floor to ceiling glass
The larger the window, the more light can brighten the living space. Even on a cloudy day, the extra brightness helps to boost well-being, and with around 8% of adults in the UK suffering from seasonal affective disorder, this is no small benefit.
Aesthetics are, of course, one of the primary advantages of a buying a property with large windows. Adding character and contemporary appeal to the room, floor to ceiling glass creates a sophisticated and spacious look that is ideal for entertaining company. On a sunny day, the expanse of glass brings warmth and liveliness to the space, while in the evening, the unimpeded view of the starry sky will never fail to impress.
Full-size south-facing windows will even help to warm the property, helping to cut heating bills and lower the occupant’s carbon footprint, and on hot days, being able to open large windows allows fresh air to circulate freely, helping to slash the costs of cooling the apartment.
Are there any disadvantages to having large windows?
While there are many benefits to investing in a property with full length windows in the London housing market, one of the points to bear in mind is that they will take extra effort to clean. Homeowners will either have to invest the time and effort themselves into keeping their glass spotless or will have to engage the services of a professional window cleaner to get the job done. For properties on the ground floor, there could also be privacy issues to consider, although for those on higher floors, this would not be a concern.
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Jay and the team are experts in the Royal Docks property market. To buy, rent or sell property in Royal Docks, contact the Henry Wiltshire Royal Docks team on 020 3696 9616 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.