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4 Common Condo Unit Types

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Are you single or starting a family? How much is your budget?  Depending on your answers, there’s a condo unit type that fits your needs.

*Main photos by Jun Pinzon, Paolo Feliciano, and Pat Martires.

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Studio

This unit is usually the most affordable in any condo development given the limited floor area. There are studio units that can go as low as 18sqm in total floor area.

Tips: Choose studio units that have at least an integrated bathroom and kitchen, and a balcony that can be turned into an additional living area. A studio is best for single people and couples.

Loft

If the condo building is blessed with high ceilings, a potential studio unit is fitted with a loft – an elevated bedroom accessed by stairs. This loft bedroom is open, looks over onto the main living area below, so this unit is not ideal for those who are finicky about privacy. Lofts are also tricky to air-condition so choose one with generously sized windows that can be opened to save up on electricity bills.

Tip: A loft unit is not recommended for senior folk, couples with toddlers, and people who have difficulty climbing up stairs.

1-bedroom / 2-bedroom / 3-bedroom Unit

Units with one, two, or three bedrooms cater to couples or small families. A well-planned three-bedroom unit should have at least two bathrooms, a hallway leading to the bedrooms, and ma maid’s room/utility room. The cost depends on the floor area of the unit.

Tip: Be wary of studio units with low partitions whose owners claim these to be one-bedroom units.

Penthouse

Located on the uppermost floor of a condo, penthouses are the most expensive units, due to a large floor area plus the exclusivity and privacy offered to the tenants.

Tip: Most penthouses are stand-alone units on the top floor and have their own exclusive elevators; some are multi-level or split-level, and others even have private swimming pools and lanais.

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