Apartment Versus Independent House | An Architect Reviews

Growth and prosperity of an economy, to an extent is reflected in its physical appearance. In the last few decades the Indian economy has witnessed hectic and massive construction activities, new structures have been raised, townships have evolved and housing especially in the apartment segment has multiplied exponentially. And so today people have a lot more choices when looking for a house.

COMPARE AN APARTMENT WITH AN INDEPENDENT HOUSE IN INDIA?

  1. APARTMENT: Nowadays most of the immigrants coming into cities are buying apartments for the following reasons:
  2. The exorbitant cost of land and the headaches involved in getting it registered under their name.
  3. People find it easier to buy an apartment from well known builders since the land registration problems are already taken care of.
  4. Moreover, the society will look after things like power, water, utilities etc; leaving the apartment owner free from worries on that front.
  5. In addition, apartments do have some perks like in-house gym, swimming pool, health clubs etc
  6. Children have access to a secure play area.
  7. Also, there is a feeling of security in an apartment complex.
  8. The common areas and landscape are well maintained.

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INDEPENDENT HOUSE: However given a choice, most people in India, will still prefer to construct their own independent house for the following reasons:

  1. An independent house gives them the feeling of independence as they do not have to share common areas.
  2. An independent house has space all around for gardening or any other activities.
  3. The house owner can have it built expressly as per his requirements and to his liking and with his choice of materials and finishing.
  4. The house owner has the option to add floors or increase the area of the building as the need arises.
  5. The house owner can get additional income from renting out part of his premises.
  6. The house owner need not pay monthly maintenance amounts.

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6 thoughts on “Apartment Versus Independent House | An Architect Reviews

  • February 17, 2010 at 9:54 am
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    This post was very well written, and it also contains a lot of useful facts. I appreciated your professional way of writing the post. You have made it very easy for me to understand.

  • April 3, 2010 at 12:10 am
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    dear sir
    sharing your long time experience for the benifit ofthers is highly laudable,and for every vasthushastra you are giving sceintific reasoning which satisfies to one and all
    thaks for your excellent services
    with regards:mallesh

    Hi Mr Mallesh,
    Thank you for your appreciative feedback. I plan to put up some posts on Feng Shui and show the similarity between the Indian science of buildings, Vaastu Shastra and it’s chinese counterpart, Feng Shui.
    Admin

  • July 5, 2010 at 6:25 pm
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    Dear Sir
    I liked your website and wealth of information, i feel use of photos from abroad to show the sample design reduce the effectiveness of your writing, But still in most of your design Idea you tend to use sample photos which are borrowed from aborad, it will help us (I mean common folks) to see a well designed Indian kicthen so that we can benefit more from your effort

    Thank you
    Raghu

  • July 31, 2010 at 9:12 pm
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    It was good to see your post. It is such an important topic and ignored by so many, even professionals. I thank you to help making people more aware of possible issues. Great stuff as usual… Thank you

  • October 13, 2010 at 4:59 am
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  • May 5, 2012 at 5:12 am
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