Does big carpet area in a structure guarantee more usable space?
Humans tend to buy things at a lower price than listed at the market. Not just that, if you’re one of those people who often go out shopping then you must have observed that almost everyone checks the measurement for even everyday consumption items. However, the same concern is surprisingly missing when investing in one of the most expensive things of lifetime, i.e. home.
In construction terms, the most absolute way to measure the usable space within a house is its carpet area, as it is certainly a significant improvement over the built-up area, as the latter includes the wall thickness too, which is not less than 300mm.
For instance, let’s assume that you have been checking with the real estate developers for an apartment or a house. They usually show two to three apartments, which may appear alike at first glance. However, the real situation could be different, if it’s a high rise building, says senior architect at Dharitri Infraventure Pvt Ltd, a Kolkata-based Real Estate Company.
In high rise buildings, the apartments located on lower floors have thick RCC columns that bear the load of the building. However, as you go up, the walls would appear linear as they have comparatively lesser load to bear than the ones present on the stilt or ground floor. This is one of the major reasons for the people opting for an apartment in the middle in a high rise building.
Therefore, when buying an apartment, it becomes important to consider major technical factors like interior space, balconies and the carpet area.