3 Things to look out for When Visiting a Showflat
This is a follow-up on our last article “How to choose the Best Condo Unit in a New Launch Showroom (4 Tips)”. There are 3 things to look out for when visiting a showflat or new condo showroom, because they may confuse you or affect your judgements
Table of Content
- Look at the Floor Plan
- ID, Furniture & Mirrors not Included
- Windows, AC Ledge & Balcony
📌1. Look at the Floor Plan
- Take a look at the floorplan displayed outside before you enter the show flat unit.
- This floor plan is devoid of colours
- Spend 2-3 minutes on this black and white drawing and you will have a better appreciation of the layout without the “colourful noises”
- For safety reasons, all the kitchen doors, bedroom doors etc are removed in every showroom.
- Some walls may have been hacked for Interior Design (ID) purposes.
- However, the law will require all hacked areas to be marked out clearly for buyers.
- You will need to visualize the space with all the reinstated doors and walls.
- This is imperative for smaller bedroom types
📌2. ID, Furniture & Mirrors not Included
- You will see a lot of nice ID and designer furniture, especially in high end showrooms.
- Many ID designs and the furniture are not included as part of the sale (ask when in doubt).
- Look out for mirrors as well as mini furniture that are shrunk to make the space look bigger.
- Once again, you will need to imagine the entire show flat without the frills.
📌3. About Windows, AC Ledge & Balcony
- There will be many different layouts in each development.
- Developers can only build selected model types in the showroom due to limited space.
- The layout in the showroom, which you viewed, may not be 100% similar as the unit type you wanted
- Therefore, it is important to ask the following questions based on the unit type you have selected:
- Is there a window in the kitchen?
- Are there windows in all the toilets?
- What is the size of the balcony?
- What is the size of the Aircon (AC) Ledge?
- Besides, windows, remember to ask about the AC ledge and balcony
- Balcony is considered semi-open space and AC ledge is a non-enclosed space (usually not accessible)
- Both are considered less-usable spaces but they are sold to buyers and as part of the unit’s gross floor area.
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