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CHOOSING A CONDO UNIT IN THAILAND: WHICH DIRECTION IS THE BEST FOR YOU?

When it comes to choosing a condo unit’s orientation, there are both favored and less-favored cardinal directions in Thailand depending on each person’s preferred way of living—so it’s not necessarily a matter of choosing the unit with the “best orientation”, rather the best orientation for your lifestyle.

The main things you should think about is how you’re going to utilize your home—are you away during office hours? Are you a homebody rather than a social butterfly? Are you a night owl or an early bird? Are you living as a family? Are you an end-user or an investor?—These are some questions to ask yourself when considering the best cardinal direction of your condo.

North

“I wouldn’t call myself a shut-in. I have the ability to leave my home; I just choose not to. But because I’m such a homebody, it’s important to be surrounded by things I love.” – Amy Sedaris

The north is the direction that is least likely to receive sunlight, so for those who prefer being inside the condo all day, a north-facing unit is a great option for you! Also, you’ll be able to save a substantial amount on air conditioning costs—not only because you’ll be receiving less sunlight but also obtaining the cool wind from the north!

South

“The breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.” – Kahlil Gibran

Fact: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors. Inside, everything from your furnishings to your wall paint are causes of indoor air pollution! Therefore, looking to improve air quality should be a top priority and Ferns are best known to serve this purpose. These plants prefer to clean the air from a cool location with high humidity and indirect light.

East

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”- Benjamin Franklin

East units are directions that receive the morning sun, therefore being great for early birds. But as an investor, east units in Thailand are particularly favored as part of the Feng Shui belief of bettering health—especially east-facing bedrooms.

West

“Summer means happy times and good sunshine.” – Brian Wilson

Amongst real estate agents, gurus, and architects, the west is possibly the least favored cardinal direction in terms of unit orientation due to the afternoon reception of Thailand’s blazing afternoon sun—but living in west-facing units is not all cons! If your daily routine involves being out for most of the day, you won’t be affected by this trapped heat. To add, west-facing units have the benefit of laundry-drying purposes!

Summary

All cardinal directions have benefits of their own. To know who you are and what you do in a day is key to choosing the best condo unit orientation for you! But at the end of the day, having a perfectly unblocked view of Bangkok city should be your top priority, regardless of your preferred cardinal direction. How would you be able to take advantage of nature’s offerings if you have another project blocking your unit? You wouldn’t! So be sure to select your units wisely.

 

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