katbh wrote:In advertisements the '+1' is the maids room.
So, say the ad says '3bdrm + 1' or 'Apartment 3 + 1', it is three bedroom apt with an additional room which is about the size of a bed! That is the maids room. It is usually off the kitchen. It is usual that the help gets the run of the kitchen, yard (as the small balcony is called) and the maids room. There should also be a bathroom (Usually with a small, often cold, shower and toilet).
In older houses or apartments, where the maids rooms are bigger, I have seen them used as part of the bedroom count. And to be honest, some of these rooms ARE larger than normal bedrooms in new apartments!
For HDBs, the +1 is the common areas. A second +1 usually indicates what passes could be a maid's room.
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."
I've got a couple of quotes for storage, which may be of use to others. I tried to get like-for-like quotes for approximately the same volume of storage, but as you can see, it didn't quite work out! In any case, Big Orange is cheaper.
7ft x 4ft x 8ft = 2.1m x 1.2m x 2.4m = 6.3m3 = 188 SGD / month
9.4ft x 4ft x 8ft = 2.9m x 1.2m x 2.4m = 8.5m3 = 248 SGD / month
Waffer Theen Meent wrote:Thanks for the info guys!
So regarding the maid's room: do most apartments come with these as well then? Is it included in the room count that you see on adverts?
No - you'd be wise to clarify. However a lot of newer aptarments have a 'household shelter' (a bomb shelter) which can be used as a maids room but is not included in the room count typically (or in your case used as storage). Typically 10m3 at most (2m x 3m x 1.8m).
The bomb shelter ? the one with virtually zero ventilation, and unless the person is ok with a portable Aircon, and the attendant noise, (the type that ducts vent out... ) it is not liveable ..
just my 2 cents ..
You think SC care? Hardly... although I do recall in the FDW training something about the household shelters not being suitable for maid accom. Our maid actually has a specfic maids rooms with ventilation (windows) where she can see outside / get air in. It's just enough room for Ikea's smallest adult bed.
Sorry, came across this site through social media. Perhaps more applicable would be http://www.spaceship.com.sg without the suffix. Thought that I would add the kaki suffix because of its interesting twist/concept
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That's a pretty sucky site/company. No personal access of any kind. Sounds like a open warehouse with everything palletized. Afraid I'd not give it a second look. Friends of yours? I only ask as you just joined today and made 6 posts, three of which are recommending some business, one of them is soliciting for PM contact for further information. We really frown on that kind of member. You are really skating on thin ice......
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