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What Makes a Condo Floor Plan Work??

Of course, that’s personal.  To buy a condo from floor plans can be a daunting task at best.  For those of you who have trouble picturing a 2 dimensional floor plan in real life, let me give you a hint on how to see it in 3D and how you can imagine you would live in it.

Take a walk with me.  Yes, I mean, take a walk.  Mentally or virtually.

Start at the front door.  Open it.  What do you see immediately – a beautiful piece of art, a hallway, a doorway, a closet, a foyer?   Kick off your shoes.    Hang up your coat.  Where do you throw your keys?

Take your groceries to the kitchen.  Make dinner.  How is the magic triangle (a line from fridge to stove to sink) working in this kitchen?   Where is the prep area,  cooking area and clean up area?    What do you see when you stand at your sink?  Is there enough cupboard space?

Answer your door when visitors arrive.  Hang up their coats.  Take them into your living room.  Serve them a drink.  Go out to your balcony.  How are you sitting?  Can you create a conversation circle that works in both your living room and your balcony?  Sit down for dinner.  Where are you sitting?  What do you see?  Where does your TV go?

Now it’s time for bed.  Walk into the bedroom.  Where is the entrance door to the bedroom?  Does it bang into any other doors such as an ensuite bathroom or closet door?   Do you have to close your bedroom door in order to get into your closet?  How big is the closet?  Where do you keep your laundry hamper?

Oh no, it’s time to do laundry.  Take your hamper (from where?) to the laundry.  Where do you fold?  Where do you keep sheets and towels?

How large are the windows?  Which way does it face?  Whether you want a lot or a little, how much sun will you get?  What will you be looking at when you sit on your sofa – both inside and outside of your unit.  Do you have full view into a bathroom from your living room….this isn’t really pleasant.  Do you look into a wall of an adjacent building or do you have a vista of some kind?

Thank you for going on a virtual walk with me. Hope it helps.