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Would you buy this 2 bedroom condo?

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Is there a point you are trying to make?
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This is 100x more functional than a typical 400 SF Toronto Condo where the living/bedroom are combined with a linear kitchen wall that renders 70% of the space useless.

Even with the tiny kitchen, this still seems bigger than the square footage. I wonder if they have different laws for unit measurements in Thailand compared to us.
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Newuserid wrote: Is there a point you are trying to make?
Yes there is.

I think this is the future of Toronto living.
DaMan12 wrote: This is 100x more functional than a typical 400 SF Toronto Condo where the living/bedroom are combined with a linear kitchen wall that renders 70% of the space useless.

Even with the tiny kitchen, this still seems bigger than the square footage. I wonder if they have different laws for unit measurements in Thailand compared to us.
Actually the square footage also includes balcony, so the unit itself is even smaller. Probably around 32sqm
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I would buy it. I would not live in it.
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As a single person, I would be completely fine with this. Turn that "2nd bedroom" into an office and I'm set.
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May 29, 2020
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This is a cool layout, very functional. Feel like you can't call something that small a bedroom though, lol.
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BiegeToyota wrote: Yes there is.

I think this is the future of Toronto living.
Actually the square footage also includes balcony, so the unit itself is even smaller. Probably around 32sqm
Good layout but still too small for me.
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Developers in Toronto do a terrible job with maximizing layout. Impractical kitchen, long hallways, large bathrooms and closets in a already cramped space.

They know how to make good use of limited space in Asia. The glass and mirrors really open up the space in that unit and the closets organized such that it doesn't take much away from the living space. I've seen some pretty cool stuff done with 300-400 sq ft in HK.

As a single person I would be happy with that. I've lived in less than 300 sq ft spaces in European cities and it was fine.
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ozzie16 wrote: Developers in Toronto do a terrible job with maximizing layout. Impractical kitchen, long hallways, large bathrooms and closets in a already cramped space.

They know how to make good use of limited space in Asia. The glass and mirrors really open up the space in that unit and the closets organized such that it doesn't take much away from the living space. I've seen some pretty cool stuff done with 300-400 sq ft in HK.

As a single person I would be happy with that. I've lived in less than 300 sq ft spaces in European cities and it was fine.
I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again:

In many new condos they are selling units with very long hallways, which in older buildings these hallways would not have been part of the unit, but instead would have been part of the common elements of the building. But why leave these hallways in the common elements when the builder can sell it as part of a condo unit and make money off of this useless square footage (not functional), and also have the owner paying maintenance fees on it as well.

I am very careful with floorplans. I just like the big, square, boxy floorplan with no wasted space. It’s a lot to ask for a lot of the time, but I think in the long run those units will do better than the long hallways. But of course, it all comes down to price. If the unit with the long hallway is cheap, sure I’ll take it.
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Actually, after careful review of the layout, I realized that the living room doesn't have a window. Imo, thats a pretty major flaw. I consider a bedroom with no window as bad but a windowless living room is worse.
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This is more like 1+1 to me.
Only an ensuite and no 2nd bathroom?
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I have a relative who live in a 160ish unit in Hong Kong with a similar layout. It is small but definitely functional.
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