Guest Post By: Dana Stamatakis
I was pleased to be asked by the Espace MV3 team to write an article on the reasoning of why I opted in for one of the smaller 574 sq. ft condos in the Espace MV project.
First of all I would like to mention that I am extremely satisfied with my choice of living in the Espace MV project. The location is fantastic and the price, quality and modern design is what attracted me to this project in the first place. If I had to explain my general experience of living in my new condo it would have to be that’s its fantastic! There are so many advantages of living in smaller unit in which I will outline a few below.
1) More efficient use of space
My condo is designed incredibly well for a 574 sq.ft condo. At first living in s small space sounded a bit problematic, but I was surprised to see how efficiently the use of space was utilized. Within my condo everything I needed was there: Place for an office, beautiful walking closet, area for a dining room, nice size living room and ofcourse a fully closed bedroom. Not to mention the terrace.
2) Less Home, More money saved
Financially, buying a smaller unit saves me money. Money that can be placed in savings each month. My monthly condo fees and property taxes are much lower than those of the bigger units. My electricity bill in incredibly low compared to that of friends of mine in larger units.
3) Less clean, more time
This benefit has always been a selling point for me, as I chose to clean the house on Friday in order to allow the weekend to be spent in a clean house. However, after a long work week, I’d rather relax than vacuum the floors. While there will always be cleaning to do no matter what the size of the home, having less to tend to shortens the time we have to spend keeping everything clean and tidy.
4) Less stuff, More quality
While initially having less space may make us feel cramped, it is actually the amount of stuff we have that creates the illusion of spacious living rooms or itty bitty bedrooms. Once we have less space, we are required to be mindful about what we bring into our homes in order to maintain an open living area. And when we no longer need a long list of furniture to fill our home, the furniture we do purchase can be of much higher quality, which will ultimately maintain its use and value far better.
5) More Energy efficient = Smaller Carbon footprint
By choosing a smaller condo, I also consume less energy to heat or air condition my unit.
As energy costs rise, smaller homes are becoming more and more of a buyers’ choice and far more marketable than the larger homes that contain an extra bedroom or more living space.