A Millennial’s Guide to Choosing the Best Type of Condo Unit

Condo Living, DMCI.

Having a place to call your own, as your own condo, is considered to be one of the best achievements any independent millennial could have.

As soon as you find yourself done with that planning stage, like getting your funds and mentality ready to be independent, you’re now actually ready to be part of the millennial condo owner club. Before you choose a condo unit or layout, explore various types of condo units, check out amenities and features, and as you go on to continue to search, you would find yourself forming an ideal unit. 

Searching for your own unit usually takes a bit of hit and miss. The moment someone starts to look for their own place, they find themselves asking questions like:

  • What type of place is actually perfect for them?
  • Where is it located?
  • How much would it cost?
  • How does living there benefit them in the long run?

You tend to form a list consisting of your “non-negotiables,” and you begin to determine areas you’re willing to compromise.

Knowing all these tough inquiries can make you second-guess a certain place, so to be able to make it a little easier for you, here are some helpful details to help you narrow down what type of place you should get.

1. 1-Bedroom Unit: For the Solo Independent Millennial Who Wants More Room

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This condo unit gives you the room to allow more flexibility in terms of defining the functions of each space. The one-bedroom condo unit is perfect for those who have a little more to spend and at the same time for those who have a lot of items they want to bring with them. 

Having a room gives you extra storage space and definitely a place to unwind. Having a one-bedroom unit allows the possibility of entertaining more people without encroaching on your personal space. With a one-bedroom unit, you get to have a bit of privacy. It gives a sense of completeness as you now can more or less figure out where you could put your dining and living area.

2. 2-Bedroom Unit: For Friends Who Wish To Share a Space

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If it has been a dream of yours to live with your best friend, then this condo unit layout is absolutely for you.

Both you and your friend could even bring over your other friends. A two-bedroom unit is perfect for epic condo parties, so if you and your bestie like to have a couple of friends over, this is definitely the layout you should get.

The absolute main benefit here is not only will you each have your own privacy while living together, but if you’re renting it out you get to split the cost. In some ways, this unit is a steal: you have a much bigger space for less.

3. 3-Bedroom Unit: For The Clingy Clique & For Young Families

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Without a doubt, this condo layout is large for any solo independent millennial but is perfect for a young family.  A group of friends can split the cost without compromising on privacy and space. 

For a young family, this is absolutely perfect for the kids, who will enjoy ample space and room for play and creativity. Regardless, owning/renting a three-bedroom unit gives you more room to style the unit with different furniture and home decors.

4. Loft: For the Contemporary Millennial

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This type of condo unit is not common in the Philippines and usually is a bit on the pricier end of the market. But if you have the unit and the budget, you can just create a small loft on your own condo unit to maximize your small space

A loft exudes that boldness that any millennial is looking for. You have stairs that lead up to your bedroom area and typically you can see the ground floor from where you are sleeping. As you walk into the unit you’ll notice the high ceiling which is perfect if you do want to put a chandelier. 

The loft gives off a mini-house vibe despite it being a condo unit just because you have those stairs in. It definitely is not common which is perfect for those who want to get creative in interior design ideas. You would find these types of layout usually in condos in the city and in buildings that don’t have that many floors.

5. Penthouse: For the Luxurious Living Millennial

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If you’re the type to go for the finer things in life, then there is nothing better than owning a penthouse unit.

The penthouse is usually at the very top of the building and boasts an incredible panoramic view of the area where your building is located. Just like any other property, there are pros and cons to owning a penthouse. But if you love the glamour and the large space then the penthouse is definitely for you. 

Most of the time the penthouse is almost the size of a house. The unit makes an absolute statement and if you’re one to be bold and have more than enough money to make a purchase, then why not go for this condo unit

Despite the different sizes, it really depends on your budget as well as the location and amenities you need to live the independent life you want. Look for a condo that caters to your various needs, and DMCI Homes does just that. Located in high-value areas, and equipped with various amenities you’ll definitely make the most out of what you pay for. 

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