17 Jan 2021 12:15
Looking to buy a house and want to try some different colors and materials for the floor and walls mainly, maybe try some furniture options. Has anyone used 3D tools for this? Is the IKEA thing good or are there better options? I don't mind paying a bit.
posted 17 Jan 2021 12:29, edited 17 Jan 2021 12:29
Also from south east (Canterbury) and completely agree with MrW, Margate’s cool for a day out in the summer and there’s bits going on. Go and have a look mid winter (even pre lockdown) and you’ll change your mind.
17 Jan 2021 13:41
PM me if you like Mercibeau. I’m in NYC and expecting a little girl in June.
18 Jan 2021 16:13
No shouts for Whitstable?
posted 18 Jan 2021 16:14, edited 18 Jan 2021 16:14
rye is cool, gallivant worth a stay if you've got some cash burning a hole in your pocket
am well aware that I am one of those nathan barley dickheads mentioned earlier but had a great time staying in margate this summer.
18 Jan 2021 16:39
when did margate turn cool? not taking piss
posted 18 Jan 2021 16:55, edited 18 Jan 2021 16:55
people who want to cash out of London/can't get on the ladder there or want more for their money, now also priced out of brighton and soon places like hastings, looking for other places by the sea with decent links still into the city.
18 Jan 2021 16:57
The regeneration of the seafront with the Turner gallery etc was part of it. It's basically what every coastal tries to do in some capacity, to try and make the economy less like St Ives on one end, or Bognor Regis on the other.
18 Jan 2021 16:58
I'd personally rather go to a place by the sea if I get sick of London, rather than move to the commuter belt, latter seems like too much of a halfway house to me.
posted 18 Jan 2021 17:03, edited 18 Jan 2021 17:03
Bexhill seemed nice - stairway to heaven and all that but really clean place and no townie riff raff from what I've seen.
Depends what you want in life.
18 Jan 2021 18:39
Don't underestimate the importance of decent education options and proximity to family. Might need to consider age of parents and what happens when they get old and less able. Work it all through, thinking ahead as far as you can, and considering others needs over yours, before jumping for a short term dream.
Sounds obvious and dull af, but will prevent major headaches and stress later down the line.
posted 18 Jan 2021 18:54, edited 18 Jan 2021 18:54
to be honest education options in these areas are often not that great at all, massive overinvestment in London and cities have meant they outperform even in an areas of high deprivation, whereas a lot of schools in coastal and rural places have been left behind in terms of expectations. Will probably change in the coming years though as gentrification brings in a new talent pool.