A recent survey from M&S Bank revealed that millennials are seeking style over substance when it comes to buying a home, with the ‘Instagram Effect’ influencing where they buy, what they buy and how they furnish it.
Top of the wishlist were things like a spa-style bathroom, kitchen island and high ceilings. Home office spaces, loft conversions, polished concrete floors and even garden fire pits were also among the list of ‘asks’ for a photo-worthy first home – as were log burning stoves, stained glass and freestanding roll top baths.
Avocado coloured bathroom suites, messy neighbours and old kitchen units were all (understandably) listed as turn offs.
The research found that 92 percent of under 35s would compromise on size or practical features of a property if it was in a cool, desirable location. More than a third of the young people asked said Instagram was their inspiration for buying a home, with others stating TV shows and celebrities were their biggest influence.
With this in mind The Style Edit started considering which are the most Instagrammable houses in Northern Ireland and when it came to new builds there was one obvious answer – Taggart Homes.
Situated in the vibrant Derry/Londonderry, developments include the award winning Coralmount, Barley Fields, Oak Country Manor and The Old Rectory.
All sites are in prime locations and the turn-key properties come with Instagram-worthy finishes as standard. The front door steps in particular have been given the ‘potd’ stamp of approval by bloggers such as Arlene Gill (@girlyinspocorner) and Ashlee Coburn (@ohsofemme) stopping by to get that shot for the ‘gram.
Pretty paving, cobble stones and brickwork feature throughout the developments – with not a hint of pebble dash in sight.
Need more proof? How does a pergola or orangery sound for the ultimate #homegoals?
It’s not all about the aesthetics though, enviable locations mean all the necessary amenities are close at hand. Schools? Coffee shops? Restaurants? Gyms? Tick, tick, tick, tick! No need to sacrifice substance for style here…