Today, buying an apartment in a high rise building is the most preferred option than building an independent house. There is always so much to consider for an apartment buyer such as budget, locality, project, proximity to school and office, amenities, and Builder. Along with these, one more important decision that you need to make is “which floor will best suit your preferences?”. It is essential to understand that each floor has its own advantages and disadvantages. So, before you jump to a conclusion, weigh all the factors involved and decide which floor suits your lifestyle better.
In order to ease your burden in selecting the floor, we have discussed several factors associated with each floor in a high rise building.
A panoramic view:
“Wouldnt it be awesome to look at the rising sun from your balcony sipping a cup of hot coffee?”. Enjoying a great view from the balcony is what you love then you can choose the higher floors.
An abundance of air and light:
When you choose apartments on lower floors, the possibility of not enjoying enough sunlight and air is high. Particularly in Bangalore, people are preferring higher levels for the natural tendency of the climate being dull for most of the days.
Check your Valet:
Apartments that offer attractive view do come with its own price tag. Do keep in mind that developers levy floor-rise charges as you go higher. Generally, apartments located in first few floors are not attached with floor rise charges and as you go levels upper then the price will also increase accordingly. In some luxury projects, top levels are converted to special penthouses and they cost more.
Are you scared of heights? Then the top floors might not be suitable for you as you might get a little queasy living there so opt middle or lower floors.
Open space around the Apartment:
If the apartment has enough open space around it then living on the ground floors is enjoyable by all means but if it is doesn’t have enough space around then it flips to be a challenging one. Because ground floors might not enjoy good ventilation and light if there is not much of open space around the apartment.
In the ground floors, the limited light and dampness from the ground may invite more insects and mosquitos to your house. Upper or middle floors will experience only minimal pest menace comparing the ground floors.
The most common problem faced by top floors are water seepage and dampness. High rise buildings with proper water and sanitation mechanism might not cause many problems though. If the builder is reputed and has developed a proper ceiling, your worry of water leakage in monsoon will be evaded.
People often feel that security on the ground level apartments is often compromised than the ones located on upper floors. However, it depends on the security measures too and if you are opting for a gated community with high security then you might give the ground levels a second thought. But, if you don’t feel safe living in the ground floors then don’t even bother to look at it.
If you are looking for easy access to your basement car parking without waiting for an elevator to arrive then choose middle or lower floors. If the elevator goes on a strike or during a maintenance routine, it seems tough to reach a 15th or 20th floor than reaching the 4th floor. Isn’t it? Furthermore, the elevator will take several stops before reaching the ground floor. why not opt for lower floors? if you lose patience especially during busy mornings when it reaches the ground levels at snail speed. In addition, you can comfortably climb the steps and stay fit if you are in ground levels.
Sounds and noises:
If there is a construction of a building going on pretty near to your apartment, you will be hearing the drilling noises the whole day. Some people prefer to stay away from traffic and other street noises by avoiding ground floors. However, if your lower level apartment is facing garden or any other amenity then there will be no noise.
Go for ground floors if you are having a mobility impairment. Most of the senior citizens or those who live in a joint family with old age members prefer the first few floors as it is easy to access the ground levels even when the elevator is not working.
It is lovely to see those early morning flocks flying high on the sky but higher floors are always welcoming the bird menace. However, those who are staying in higher floors are opting pigeon nets to escape from this problem.
During emergency situation such as flood, fire, bomb scare, etc, it becomes difficult for people living on higher floors to evacuate quickly. Fortunately, these kinds of mishaps don’t occur often but if the very thought makes you anxious then consider lower or middle floors.
Apart from above-discussed factors, we will individually weigh the pros and cons of top, middle and lower floors.
1) Good lighting and ventilation.
2) Access to terrace.
3) Comparatively secure.
4) Good view.
5) Capital appreciation is faster.
6) Bugs and mosquito problems are less.
7) Fewer security issues.
8) Increased privacy
9) Less noise, pollution, and dust.
1) High electricity bills in the summer season.
2) Bird menace is more.
3) Need elevator always.
4) Not suitable for persons with disability, elderly person or children
5) Extra floor charges.
Balanced Pros and cons of living on top floors.
1) Faster access to the ground.
2) Elevator malfunction will not affect busy morning routines.
3) Friendly for senior citizens, children and people with physical disability.
4) Easy to attract help or vacate during emergencies.
5) Lesser bird menace.
6) Cost is less comparing the top floors.
7) Bugs and mosquito problems are more.
8) Easy-moving of heavy items.
9) Cool in summer as the temperature is lower inside.
1) Light and ventilation are less.
2) The possibility of security issues.
3) No good view.
4) Less privacy as it is close to ground level.
5) Less power consumption during summer.
Considering all these points, while keeping in mind “whether you are buying for an investment or a lifetime stay” you need to choose the floor that best suits your preference.
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