Living in a condo comes with a unique set of rules that’s different from living in a house. If you want to ensure an optimal lifestyle and peaceful coexistence with your neighbors, here’s a set of do’s and don’ts you can follow.
Be More Considerate
Condo structure and layout are similar to an apartment, which means you’ll be living in close proximity to others in a building. With this arrangement, excessive noise, arguments, and similar situations will carry over and affect the ones living next door.
You can try to be more considerate by keeping the noise down to a minimum. Be mindful of the sounds when you’re hosting a gathering or event, such as a birthday party.
Engage in Small Talk
In the same regard, you’re now more likely to bump into your neighbors or condo mates when you head out to work or eat. In a great community such as the one in Watten House, it’s polite to acknowledge them and make small talk as needed. It doesn’t have to take more than 20 minutes- just ask how they are doing, respond, and be on your way.
Think of Your Condo as Your Own
If you’ve mortgaged or purchased a condo unit then you can make changes as you want, including the interior design, furniture, layout, and more. Smartify the whole home, or change the locks into a smart lock for better convenience, for example. You can also add an airconditioner or HVAC, or add some fixtures to make your house more comfortable.
Enjoy the Amenities and Benefits
One of the best things about living in a condo is the location. In a prime location, your lifestyle can be fully supported because of the closeness of shops, services, and amenities. Don’t just coop up in your room- go out and explore what the city has to offer.
Lynn Martelli is an editor at Readability. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and has worked as an editor for over 10 years. Lynn has edited a wide variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, and more. In her free time, Lynn enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.