If you’re considering buying off-the-plan you will undoubtedly be undertaking your due diligence on all the developments in your preferred area, and the most important piece of the puzzle should always be the floorplan.
We want to provide you with the ability to critically assess floorplans. What appears on paper doesn’t necessarily translate to a comfortable, functional and practical living space. Take your time to carefully scrutinise, question layouts and double-check measurements, ceiling heights, solar access, privacy and more – the list is extensive.
When you’re handed the keys to your Amalgamated home, we want you to enter your new home for the first time and realise that not only have we delivered on our promise to you, but have actually far exceeded your expectations.
— All 2 and 3 bedroom homes have 2 car spaces, including some with lockup garages.
— Space between each building is significant, at least 20m.
— The extensive outdoor landscape village green and BBQ pavilion to provide spaces for relaxing & socialising.
— Dog owners will benefit from the adjacent community oval and the leafy streets.
— Low density design with uninterrupted outlooks, no potential for future neighbouring high-rise developments.
— Kitchens to be spacious and functional with generous bench space and island benches wherever possible.
— Bedrooms with dimensions of minimum 3.0m x 3.0m (excluding wardrobes), but wherever possible we chase greater size.
— Ensuite’s & bathrooms need to be functional and dimensioned in sizes for real humans, and preference for double vanities and baths wherever possible.
— Living Rooms should have 3.6m minimum width for 2 Bed homes and 3.5m for 1 Bed homes.
— Depth of the units should be limited to allow penetration of light throughout all living areas.
— Hallways are to be kept at a minimum to allow efficiency and true value for buyers in their per square metre rates.
— Privacy of the occupant should always be preserved through implementing the design principle of first function, and then form.
— Minimum of 1 lift to every 50 apartments and a redundancy incorporated in case of breakdown, or even just a moving day taking 1 lift offline.
— Light to the floor foyers and halls wherever feasible.
— Prioritising maximum solar amenity to units wherever possible, with consideration of building separation and orientation.
— Have I balanced the needs of the owner occupier’s aspects and liveability, and those of the community who will be looking at the building for decades?
— Would I, or could I, picture myself living in this space and answer that honestly?
— Could I recommend this development to my friends to purchase in?
— How will I feel in this space?
— Being realistic in the valuation of each unit and assessing, would the market pay the price for the “wants” on the design list?
— Is the experience of arrival something that evokes pride or apology for my guests?
— The use of scaled furniture on marketing plans which can be misleading to the liveability of the space.
— Living rooms with less than 3.5m widths.
— Master Bedrooms with 2.9m to 2.7m dimensions.
— Second Bedrooms with 2.8m to 2.6m dimensions.
— Unusable balcony space through either size or their connectivity to the living spaces.
— Extensive hallways used in plans, as this shows poor design fundamentals and is a key sign of over densification of a development.
— Lack of amenity for the density of the development.
— Lift provisions that are nowhere near what is functional for the development. The reality then becomes long waiting times for occupants for decades to come.
— Units looking into other units due to maximising yield.
— Lack of articulation in the façade.
— Maintenance issues due to poor structural design from the start.