In our previous pieces, we’ve discussed if it’s better living in a house or living in an apartment, renting a place or buying one and which floor you should choose in an apartment complex. While each level has its pros and cons, in this blog, we shall analyse the advantages of living on the top floor.
Advantages Of Living On The Top Floor
Have you ever wondered why an apartment on the top floor of a building costs more than the ones on the lower levels? It’s not just because of being on the top. There are many other benefits of top floor living. Here are a few reasons why the top floor is arguably the best floor in an apartment building:
- Scenic view
- Noise pollution
- Light and ventilation
- Pest and dust control
- Security and privacy
Usually, the upper floors of apartment buildings are penthouses but some also have multiple apartments, depending upon the layout of the building. Let’s explore each advantage in detail and find out how they make living on the top floor of a high-rise building more appealing.
Visiting places like Monal and Pir Sohawa may lead to dreams about perpetually living in a place where you can enjoy the beautiful views of a city. Well, you can make this wish come true by living on the top floor of a high-rise. The way apartments on top floors, especially penthouses, are designed these days, you can treat yourself to uninterrupted views of the city’s skyline while having breakfast or enjoying a cup of tea in the evening on a balcony patio. If you are a resident of Karachi and looking for something similar, check out Creek Vista Apartments.
Most of us like city of lights and can’t get just enough of them. The view of the city starts getting better as the sun goes down and the moon rises up. It looks extremely serene and stupendous from atop where you can relax and refresh your soul after a hectic day at work. If you have a desire for all this, it will be worth every penny you spend.
Noise pollution is increasingly becoming a major nuisance for people living in big cities. The noise of traffic is particularly unpleasant in commercial areas. In an apartment building, as you move to the upper levels, the noise reduces. Therefore, you can easily escape noise pollution if you choose to live on the top floor.
Noise pollution can have adverse effects on your health, ranging from stress, lack of concentration, and fatigue to more serious health issues like high blood pressure and even heart attacks. If the apartment building is a high-rise near a busy road, not only can you avoid street noise, but you can also easily analyze the traffic situation of your area from a safe distance. You can have better yoga sessions and meditation on top floors because of fewer distractions.
Light And Ventilation
Sunlight is important not only for the human body but also for your home. The indoor plants also require light to grow and what is better than sunlight but more importantly it helps in stopping the production of any harmful microorganisms in the home. The upper floors receive more sunlight as compared to the lower floors and the top floor has the best and direct access to sunlight.
If you consider the pros of sunlight, living on the top floor is the right decision to take. You can have your daily dose of sunlight either in your room or you can go sit on the balcony or terrace with a cup of coffee/tea. The sunlight in your apartment reduces the need to switch on any additional lights during the day time saving you the additional cost of electricity. In winters your house will not need any heating system on sunny days which will help saving double during day time; the cost of heat and electricity.
Ventilation is an important indicator of a good architectural plan. Proper ventilation not only has health benefits but also benefits the indoor spaces for example it prevents condensation which can cause moulds and rotten surfaces. Moreover, living on the top floor has this perk that you can keep your windows open for a longer time without the fear of dust getting in. Dust particles are heavier than air which is why they are seldom present above a certain height leaving the residents of upper floors with clean and fresh air. This might not be the case in a few areas surrounded by sand dunes or where the speed of air is relatively higher.
Pest And Dust Control
Due to the inability of most of the bugs and pests to fly higher or move up the levels, you can expect less hassle to take precautionary measures for pest control. If you have a small rooftop garden, you can check tips and tricks to prevent pests. If your apartment on the top floor doesn’t come with a huge terrace or open outer space then there are lesser chances of dust entering your rooms.
Security And Privacy
If there is one thing anyone can’t compromise on while looking for a house or an apartment is a security. You can invest in home security equipment apart from your building’s security or you can take protective measures to ensure the security of your house if you are living alone. Living on the top floor is usually considered more secure as compared to living on lower floors. Plus, security measures in high-rise buildings are generally stringent.
Some people are conscious about their privacy and are easily bothered by people walking past their door. For such private individuals, living on the top floor or in a penthouse is the best option since it’s the last floor, there won’t be extra and unnecessary people passing by.
Living in apartments is increasingly becoming a popular residential choice for people in Pakistan, especially for those living in Karachi. For people interested in renting penthouses in Lahore, there are many options to choose from.
Now that we have discussed all the benefits of living on the top floor of an apartment, you can also check the advantages and disadvantages of living in a ground floor apartment. Stay connected to Zameen Blog, if you’re looking for the best of the best real estate blogs in Pakistan.