Corner apartments are among the most popular types of apartments in the country. Nowadays, they are featured in every other newly-constructed apartment project in Karachi and other major cities of Pakistan. So, what makes them so popular among home buyers these days? Are there any major drawbacks of living in them? Well, if you are planning to move to a corner apartment and have all such questions on your mind, then we’re here to help. In this blog, we are going to list down and discuss all the major advantages and disadvantages of investing in a corner apartment.
So, let’s get the ball rolling!
Pros and Cons of Living in a Corner Apartment
To effectively weigh on your choice of moving to a corner flat, let’s take a look at some of the major benefits and drawbacks that it entails. In the first section of our blog, we’ll take a look at the advantages of living in a corner apartment.
Pros of Living in a Corner Apartment
Some of the noteworthy benefits of living in a corner apartment have been listed and discussed as under:
- Expansive Views
- Increased Ventilation
- Extra Square Footage
One of the biggest advantages of living in a corner apartment is the views that it offers. As per the usual construction practices, you may get extra balcony, terrace or patio spaces in corner apartments. This is because the exterior layout of your apartment is usually L-shaped. In some cases, where there are no balconies, you can enjoy the two-side views of your neighbourhood from the windows on either sides of your corner flat.
In case you have nosy neighbours, you’ll hardly be able to enjoy your patio or balcony space. So, here are some balcony privacy ideas that you can work on to make your outdoor space feel more private. On a side note, you may also like taking a look at some of the most creative decor ideas for a small balcony.
As discussed, your corner apartment home may have more windows and outdoor area due to its L-shaped design. This naturally makes your living space well-ventilated, especially if it’s a west open flat. A ventilated interior will help you enjoy moderate air temperatures indoors. An airy living space also slows down the spread of moisture thus reducing the chances of issues like dampness and water seepage in walls.
Moreover, you are also less likely to face the problem of indoor air pollution in a well-ventilated corner flat. On a side note, you can also take help from these tips to prevent indoor air pollution to keep the airborne pollutant at bay within your living space.
Extra Square Footage
Since corner apartments are constructed in one of the sides of a building structure, they usually cover more area than other types of apartments in a building. For instance, if a normal flat spans 850 square feet, then a corner flat may be 150 square feet larger than it due to its unique positioning. This is why extra square footage is considered one of the biggest advantages of living in a corner apartment.
Pro Tip: You can also make your living space feel more spacious and comfortable with the help of these affordable ways to make your apartment look luxurious.
Cons of Living in a Corner Flat
Based on the layout and positioning, here are the major drawbacks of living in a corner apartment.
- Receives More Sunlight
- High Maintenance Cost
- Noisier Indoors
Receives More sunlight
More windows means more sunlight. One of the major things to consider before investing in a corner apartment is that it may feature two or more sun-faced rooms. Direct sunlight that enters into your home can significantly increase the indoor temperatures. Living in such kind of indoor environment can become really unbearable, especially if you live in a city like Karachi where temperatures can cross 40 degree celsius mark in the peak summer season.
As discussed, corner apartments are well-ventilated so make the most of it to maintain a desirable indoor environment. You can also install blinds and curtains to block the sunlight entering in your home when needed. Meanwhile, here are a few more useful tips to get rid of the trapped summer heat and make your home feel more ventilated.
High Maintenance Cost
Larger home means more fixtures and more fixtures means more maintenance cost. This is why owning and maintaining a corner apartment home is considered costlier than a normal flat. Other than the additional windows and door fixtures, you may have a larger balcony or patio space to maintain. Also don’t forget the fact that you may be living in an apartment that has a two-sided exterior, which may also involve some extra maintenance work.
Pro Tip: If you want to desirably maintain your flat to keep it in good shape, you may like reading our detailed blog post containing the ultimate apartment maintenance checklist.
One of the things to consider when investing in a corner flat is the indoor noise pollution. Corner flats usually face crossroads and intersections of either neighbourhood streets or main roads running through your locality.
This fact can make the surroundings of your home extremely noisy, especially if you live on a lower floor. However, if you dwell in a small living space and face the problems of noisy surroundings, then here are a few useful tips for soundproofing your home.
Now that we have discussed all the major pros and cons of living in a corner apartment, it’s time for us to wrap up this piece. We hope the information we have provided above will help you make a smart decision in this regard. If you have any questions or feedback related to our piece, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. We’ll try to get back to your emails as soon as possible.
In the meantime, some other related blog posts that may interest you have been listed as under. Have a look:
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