When most people think of living in a bit capital city like Bangkok, they typically picture living in a high rise condominium with swanky floor to ceiling windows and a balcony that boasts sweeping views of the city skyline. While this certainly has its advantages, there is plenty of opportunity to live in a normal house in Bangkok. You don’t have to opt for the 40th floor if you don’t want to!
In this article, we’re going to share some lifestyle advantages of living in a house, rather than a condo in Bangkok. Read on if you were somewhat on the fence about it.
If you value your privacy and would prefer a little peace and quiet, living in a house is the best option between the two. When living in a condo, you’ll be in a development with dozens if not hundreds of other people. If you’re not one for small talk in the elevator, then being able to enjoy a house of your own would be recommended.
The same applies with buying a house with a swimming pool. In a condo you would need to share your pool with everyone else who lives in the building. This can be frustrating when you want to swim at a certain time and the pool is otherwise occupied. In your own home with a private pool however? It’s all yours.
The extra space
While there are plenty of 3 to 4 bedroom condos available, they are comparatively expensive to houses. If you want the extra space to raise a family in Bangkok, a house is the economic option for sure.
Your own garden
As great as living in a luxury condominium can be, it sucks not being able to sit outside and enjoy your own personal garden space. Sure, you can have potted plants on your balcony in a condo, but it’s not quite the same.
If you are green fingered and love growing your own plants and veggies, a house in Bangkok is the better option.
Not every condominium has off-street parking. This means that if you want to have your own car, you will need to be very selective with which condominium development you move into. With your own house however, owning your own car is easy.
It might sound silly, but to some people the thought of living on the 40th floor of a condo development is horrifying! And unless you have an undisturbed view of the city skyline or the river, the novelty of living so high up can soon wear off.
Not to mention the long elevator rides!
Living in a busy condo development can be a nuisance at times – particularly when you want to use the elevator during peak hours. Can you imagine having to stop half a dozen times before reaching your apartment? Not ideal if you are desperate for a wee!
Final thoughts: It’s all down to personal preference
Don’t get us wrong, there are many benefits to living in condos in Bangkok. You just have to weigh up the pros and cons of each and decide which property type best suits your lifestyle and personal preferences.
If you’re interested in seeing what kind of houses are available, check out the houses for sale in Golden Town Sukhumvit for some inspiration!