It never ceases to amaze how little thought goes into the vast majority of new build apartment schemes' communal areas. We're not talking Candy&Candy here, obviously, but the regular schemes built in cities all over the UK where ordinary people rent, or own and live. There is no excuse with a new build, a little pre-planning would make all the difference, but developers want to spend as little as humanly possible in these areas cause there's no return from the outlay - no-one buys the communal area so there are no £'s per square foot. I think it's the opposite, the return comes from people enjoying living there any staying, landlords finding it easier to rent out a flat in a building with a lovely communal area, so buying more from the same developer, but hey ho, what do I know.
Delighted to win a contract at a block called Bishops Corner today, see pictures for befores, bit grim huh! Planning a slate and stone palette, repainting walls, creating a plant box and just generally bringing a rather tired space back to life..... well, that's the plan anyway!