Show Flat Tricks Builders Use to make it Look Spacious
Here are 10 Tricks Builders may use in their Show Flats to make it look Spacious:
1. Replace a brick wall with a glass panel separating the living room and an adjacent bedroom
2. Remove the wall separating two bedrooms to join together for a bigger room in order to hide a tiny bedroom
3. Miss the wall and door of the kitchen, or show an open kitchen
4. Extend the living room all the way to the balcony
5. Build a ceiling higher than the actual units
6. Miss the doors for all bedrooms and bathrooms
7. Hide any pillar, beam or air-con ledge that exists in the original flat
8. Minimize width of walls and depth of wardrobes for a more spacious bedroom
9. Show rooms, furniture and appliances not built to scale
10. Place full length wall mirrors, install see-through wardrobes or place transparent-color furniture.
Besides providing the general public with better information on the private residential property market, the Housing Developers (Show Flat) rules also require show flats to follow the same dimensions of structural walls and ceiling height as approved in the building plan.
But the questions are: Did we notice any difference in developer show flats at all in the new project launches? Have we heard about any incidence of non-compliance and fine being imposed since passing of the act?
While we appreciate the government’s efforts in introducing new rules to protect the interests of home buyers, it is also critical to see how the authority implement them effectively to meet the original objectives of the safeguards.
In a nutshell, while a truly transparent property market can enable prospective home buyers to make better-informed purchasing decisions, the rights of the consumers can only be protected through strict enforcement of the laws by the relevant authority, especially when people are buying off plans in uncompleted residential projects in Pune.