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    Coming back to the size of the shrinking condos, so far there are already micro condos around, some as small as 280 SF.

    Developers have no choice but to keep shrinking the sizes to meet consumer budgets and bite-sized investor appetite. This have been going on in the last decade.

    In most Asian countries, you can only see Dry Kitchens even in condos of 1,100 sf size.

    Wet Kitchens are considered a luxury.

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    Yes.. it is the same over here but so far it is only at CBD, downtown.

    Most are the studio apartment with only one room with less than 500 sqft. The hall combines everything - living, kitchen and dining !! Since it is located in KL, most are commercial units.

    I am ok if developer build smaller units to cater for the majority demand but it seems nowadays they don't build big units at all. Last time, a 30 storeys condo, normally the 1st 20 storeys are the small and medium size units and then the remaining higher levels are bigger units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Coming back to the size of the shrinking condos, so far there are already micro condos around, some as small as 280 SF.

    Developers have no choice but to keep shrinking the sizes to meet consumer budgets and bite-sized investor appetite. This have been going on in the last decade.

    In most Asian countries, you can only see Dry Kitchens even in condos of 1,100 sf size.

    Wet Kitchens are considered a luxury.
    Not only micro in size but also high density.

    Here is one:
    http://www.setiaalam.com.my/trefoil.aspx

    I remember One City USJ also launched one some 2 - 3 years ago. Size 400 and 500 sq ft per unit with delivery in 5 years. There is a podium of a few storeys, for a shopping mall I suppose.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    The old condo design also has its layout limitation. I think it is again the demand and supply.

    I think people last time fancy a BIG living hall and as such, the kitchen size is not a place they pay attention.

    I have lived in a 2500sqft condo down south with 3 bedrooms and 1 reading room. The reading room is a purpose-bulit reading room. It has a balcony with sea view, just like master bedroom. All bedrooms come with attached bathrooms.

    The living hall is so big that you feel lazy and tired to walk to the kitchen. With a build-up area of 2500 sqft, the kitchen size is a shame. It cannot cater for an island kitchen, only a L shape kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post

    There is a relatively new condo project by the same developer, right in front of Trefoil.

    I actually placed a booking deposit during their "soft launch". But after 2 months, they still did not start the signing of SPA, I canceled the booking.



    Before an official launch [official means all neccessary approvals like advertising permit and local council approval are ready], developer cannot take your money. The booking deposit is to give purchaser the priority to choose unit once the project is officially launched. They cannot deposit the cheque before official launch.

    Once the project is officially launched, the mandatory completion period as stipulated by the Housing Act starts ticking with the signing of SPA. In other words, even the developer only manage to sell 10% of all the units, they are still responsible by law to complete the whole project within the mandatory completion period. Developer normally will test the market by introducing "soft launch " to gauge the market response.

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