What Children Want in Their Home

Posted 18 September 2018 by Helen Christie

A recent survey has revealed what is on the home wish lists of children aged 6-10…

One thousand children aged between 6-10 were surveyed by Share to Buy and asked about their hopes for future homes.

At the top of the list is a home with a private swimming pool, with 74% of children dreaming of this.

Second spot was a giant slide that could take the children from the top of the home to the bottom, and 35% of them wanted to live somewhere with a private bowling alley. An ambitious 30% of children surveyed were hoping for a helipad for their private helicopter. Football pitches, music rooms and ballrooms were also on the wish lists.

The survey also provided an insight into where children hope to live, revealing that 36% of respondents are hoping for a house by the seaside, while 26% dream of a country home.

The survey also found that children generally were looking to get on the property ladder sooner rather than later. Almost two-thirds (65%) of those surveyed said they wanted to be homeowners before the age of 30, while 11% were aiming to have a mortgage as early as their teens – making them far more optimistic and ambitious than many young adults today.

Nick Lieb, head of operations at Share to Buy, says: “I’m delighted to see a new generation of children aspiring to home ownership. In the past twenty years, the average property price in London has more than quadrupled, and with no signs of house prices slowing down, it’s now more important than ever to provide affordable housing solutions for future generations”

Swimming pools and spa facilities are considered to be a luxurious addition to any home, and more housebuilders are turning to the trend. 

While we weren’t able to find any homes that had giant slides, we have put together some of our favourite properties with swimming pools that should please everyone!

Landmark Place in Tower Bridge (Barratt London)

Landmark Place (Barratt London)Overlooking the River Thames, Landmark Place is a development of one-bed suites, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The development is ideally located, with Tower Hill and Bank underground stations just a few minutes walk away. Residents at the development will be able to enjoy a 24-hour concierge service, a cinema room, business suite and an impressive 20m swimming pool and spa.

Prices from £1.2m

View more about Landmark Place from Barratt London



The Corniche in Albert Embankment (St James)

The Corniche (St James)A selection of two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses make up The Corniche, a development in an excellent location in London. A luxurious place to call home, residents will have access to an impressive health and wellness suite which includes an infinity pool, a sauna and steam room, a vitality pool with Jacuzzi jets and a gym.

Prices from £3.3m

Find out more about The Corniche   



West Temple Sheen in East Sheen

West Temple SheenThis five-bedroom detached house offers three floors with plenty of space. There is an indoor swimming pool with spa facilities on the ground floor. This home has a large garage, off-street parking and a landscaped garden with a private gate that leads directly into East Sheen Common.

Price: £3.3m

Find out more about West Temple Sheen





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