From airing live sporting events and entertainment to providing us with educational and cultural content like documentaries, TV is the cornerstone of democracy and a pillar of freedom of expression and cultural diversity. Believe it or not, it has its own day of celebration, World TV Day, which this year lands on 21st November.
Nothing beats coming home after a long day at work and putting your feet up on the sofa in front of the television and none more so than at Christmas* with the family.
*We can talk about Christmas since one of the most highly anticipated TV moments of the year has now officially graced our screens – the John Lewis Christmas advert!
When it comes to ‘family time’ in Britain, some may think dinner time is when families are most likely to bond but in actual fact it’s in front of the box where families are most likely to unwind. According to Mintel, over three in five (62%) parents say that watching TV together as a family is relaxing and almost half (47%) of mums say watching TV brings their whole family together.
Therefore, when choosing a new home, there can be a lot of pressure to find a property with the ideal living space with enough room for all the family to come together. Rather than open-plan living, the living room is making a comeback.
New Road, Milford, Godalming, Surrey on the market with Chantries
Guide price £900,000
Call 01483 405222
A stunning, detached period home close to good schools that has been extended and completely refurbished to an extremely high standard throughout. The property has well planned accommodation over three floors, with a particular feature on the ground floor being the superb kitchen/dining/family room which opens onto the garden at the rear.
Taplow Riverside by Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) – Taplow village, Buckinghamshire
Prices from £1,110,000 at Jubilee Meadows
Call 01753 202131
The homes at Jubilee Meadows offer expansive living space as well as impressive views for residents to wow their guests – formal drawing rooms on the first floors extend the open-plan living space of the ground floors, providing plenty of space for entertaining.