10 Must Have Amenities In Your Apartment To Check While Buying

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The concept of apartment dwelling units is largely prevalent across tier I and tier II cities in India. The 4 metros Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata were the forerunners in this concept and from …

The concept of apartment dwelling units is largely prevalent across tier I and tier II cities in India. The 4 metros Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata were the forerunners in this concept and from late 1980s most other tier I cities witnessed a flurry of activity in this segment. In cities where land was getting more and more expensive with each passing day, it was expected that by going vertical residents will enjoy more breathing space and better comforts from common amenities provided by apartments. With the passage of time, more and more people migrated into the thriving metros in search of work or retirement homes.
This resulted in large number of apartments coming up in literally every inch of space available in the popular metros. Once the demand for apartments caught up, many of the features that attracted home buyers have been diluted and concrete jungles have virtually invaded the landscape of what were once adorable cities in India. Bangalore in modern times is an outstanding example of the impact of apartments on the ecological balance of the city. In this backdrop let us consider the 10 must have amenities in your apartment.

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  • 1. The very purpose of choosing a vertical dwelling unit is to have better lung space compared to independent homes or row houses where the neighbouring properties often interfere with free flow of air around your apartment complex. #1 Lung Space
  • 2. Before choosing an apartment pay attention to this aspect and ensure that a power back up is available to service the lifts as well as lighting in your apartment as well as the common areas. #2 Power Back Up
  • 3. Covered parking is another important issue while choosing apartments. If you have more than one car in the family, check out if additional parking facility is available and if yes, at what cost. #3 Parking facility
  • 4. Few Apartment complexes do not provide piped drinking water for every dwelling unit. Some builders initially supply bottled water on the promise that water supply arrangement is in progress. But, once you start living in your apartment, they vanish. #4 Drinking Water
  • 5. Apartment living is distinct from traditional independent houses or row houses. Without security personnel regulating the movement of people into and out of the apartment complex on a 24×7 basis, your life and property could be at risk. #5 Security
  • 6. Children cannot remain indoors for long hours and free movement is critical for their comprehensive growth. Unless the apartment you choose is exclusively meant for senior citizens, this is an important aspect you should consider while examining your apartment. #6 Play Area for Kids
  • 7. Balconies are very important for a number of reasons. They have extensive use for activities like washing clothes, vessels, drying clothes, creating some minimum greenery and even relaxing during the evenings. #7 Balconies
  • 8. Your apartment should have an independent power transformer to ensure that the heavy load consumed by the apartment complex does not go to a common transformer at the street corner. #8 Power transformers
  • 9. Some form of physical exercise is fast becoming a norm for most middle aged people. The work place stress is compounded by maddening traffic conditions which is only getting worse by the day. #9 Work out space for elders
  • 10. The terrace is the only place where you can have small occasional gatherings. In some apartment complexes, the builders cleverly add what is known as ‘pent house’ denying you this all important amenity. #10 Terrace Rights
  • 11. Looking for answers for all your property questions?
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