Houseboat interior design in London
As property becomes increasingly expensive in the capital, alienating more and more would-be first-time buyers from the market, houseboats are becoming a progressively more attractive option.
According to the Canal & River Trust, which manages the 100 miles of canals across London, including River Lea Navigation, Regent’s Canal and the Grand Union Canal, during the last five years there has been a record number of houseboat buyers in London.
The East London suburb of Hackney is considered a ‘houseboat hotspot’, experiencing an 85% rise in the amount of boats managed in the area in 2013 – 2014.
As Nigel Day, of the estate agents River Homes says:
“Houseboats are popular with artists, young professionals and those looking for an affordable pied-a-terre, as well as divorcees.”
Stylish houseboat interior design
Of course like any living space, there are houseboats and there are houseboats and with the right kind of layout, furniture and furnishings, a houseboat moored at a desirable spot on London’s waterways, can be one of the most sought-after places to live in the capital.
Consequently, houseboats in London can cost from anything between £100,000 to more than £1 million, depending on their size, location, mooring and condition.
Houseboats as a rental investment
Given the desirability of houseboats there is also an increasing demand for renting houseboats as more and more people turn to the water to net their dream London property.
Similar to any type of property, the more stylish and convenient is a houseboat’s interior, the more pleasant it will be to live in, as well as potentially increasing its value.
If you own a houseboat in the London vicinity or are thinking about purchasing a home on the water either to live in yourself or as a buy-to-let investment, you might want to call upon a local London interior designer to help optimise the interior of your houseboat.
New i.d Interiors are experienced and professional London interior designers, who have years of experience working on different interior design projects throughout the whole of London and the South East.
If you want to discuss any element of a houseboat interior design project in London, get in touch with New i.d Interiors today.