Whether you already live in Bangkok and want to ensure that you are making the most of it, or you are planning to make the move and don’t know which type of accommodation will be best suited to your lifestyle, this is the article for you. We’re going to look at which is better: living in a house or a condo in Bangkok. Let’s get stuck in!
Bangkok House Vs. Condo: Which is Better?
As with anything in life, there are pros and cons to everything – and what might be a con for you, will likely be a pro for other people. So, when it comes to whether living in a house or a condo is better, it ultimately comes down to personal preference, lifestyle, and requirements. Let’s look at a number of different important factors and see which property type wins…
- Available Space: Houses tend to offer far more bang for their buck in terms of space. You can certainly get 3-4-bedrooms condos (and larger), but they’ll typically be far more expensive than a house.
- Garden: Most houses in Bangkok will come with a garden space (some may even have a private pool). This is ideal for those with green thumbs or families with small children. That being said, certain condominiums will offer large balconies and shared green spaces.
- Privacy: Living in a house provides far more privacy – particularly in a detached property. In condos, you’ll be regularly bumping into people in shared areas and the condos above / beside your unit may be noisy; it’s a roll of the dice.
- No Heights: If you aren’t a big fan of heights, living on the 40th floor of a high-rise condo isn’t going to sit well with you. Houses are best suited to those who prefer having their feet fixed firmly on the ground.
- Room with a View: If you don’t mind the heights in a condo, you can enjoy some of the most unique and breathtaking views imaginable – especially at night time!
- Security: If you live in a gated community like the houses for sale at The City Bangna, you can enjoy round-the-clock security, manned gates, and key-card access. Generally speaking, however, condos are far more secure than houses.
- Variety: Condos can feel a bit samey after a while. However, when looking for houses to buy, you’ll find an impressive variety of styles and designs. If you own your condo outright, however, you can renovate/re-decorate as you see fit.
- Facilities / Local Amenities: Condominiums tend to be strategically located near public access transport and infrastructure like healthcare facilities, international schools, and so on. Houses and gated communities tend to be a little further out of the way. Your typical condo in Bangkok will have a pool, fitness room, room cleaning, and so much more.
These are just a handful of the pros and cons of living in each property type. However, we hope that from the points listed above you have a clearer idea as to which is better suited to you, your tastes, and your requirements.