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View Poll Results: What amenities are a must-have in an apartment building?
Swimming pool 11 40.74%
Gym 12 44.44%
Carparking 21 77.78%
Supermarket 8 29.63%
Sauna 4 14.81%
Skydeck/viewpoint 17 62.96%
Central lobby 18 66.67%
Concierge 8 29.63%
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Old January 18th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Which amenaties should your apartmentbuilding definitely have?

Well, the question is self explanatory.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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- an elevator
- a balcony
- a storage room for my bike
- a parking lot for my car
- a congierge who takes care of the cleaning would also be fine
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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- an elevator
- a balcony
- a storage room for my bike
- a parking lot for my car

Those are must haves for me as well. All others are nice to haves.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #4
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Everything but concierge. I can buy my own damn theater tickets.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #5
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an apartment with no car park? , even if you dont use one what about guests that come over?
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Old January 19th, 2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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gym and parking..
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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:57 PM   #7
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an apartment with no car park? , even if you dont use one what about guests that come over?
In my city, it was until about a year ago a legal requirement to offer 2 parking lots per apartment in a new development.
Because of the fact that most occupants don't need that much, half the parking ares are empty.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 11:27 PM   #8
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swimming pool, gym, parking are staples.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 09:40 PM   #9
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Concierge, to keep the yobs out.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #10
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Everything on that list would be a great thing to have in the building!!

I probably wouldn't use the concierge often, but I wouldn't be bugged by them being there.

However, ultimately the only thing that for me are MUST haves- is the skydeck/outdoor space and central lobby.

ironically my building now already has many of those amenities. EXCEPT the central lobby. and we do not have a skydeck etc. although there is a large courtyard (unfortunately shaded).
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Old February 7th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #11
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an apartment with no car park? , even if you dont use one what about guests that come over?
They take the metro? Seriously car parks are for suburbs, not inner cities.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #12
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My absolute must is not on the list, it's laundromat. Everything else I can do without.
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I was kind of assuming every apartment would have its own laundry machine.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #14
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I'd buy my own. Dutch floor plans usually have designated spaces for laundry machines.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #15
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Amenities in an Apartment

Car parking , Balcony, elevator are the the must haves. However some apartments come up with Gymnasium, Jacuzzi , Swimming pool, Tennis court, Club Houses, Kid's Play Area, Intercom Connectivity etc
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:50 AM   #16
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Everything but concierge. I can buy my own damn theater tickets.
+1. plus some extra facility like a worship or something
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Old April 15th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #17
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Is supermarket a building-specific amenity like the others? I don't consider it so, as if it exists, it likely serves the external public as well.

I think for people who live alone having building-specific (or wing-specific in the case of very large buildings) laundromat is sometimes a sought-after amenity because it relives you from the cost and hassle of doing your laundry at home (and the space it takes) while also allowing you not to have to kill time waiting it get done elsewhere.
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