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Condos and Apartment Unit Designs Should Differ

Though condominiums and apartment rentals are part of that broad commercial real estate sector known as “multifamily,” they are, in fact, different. Mainly, those who live in these units want vastly different things, according to Denver-based architecture and landscape-planning firm Kephart.

For one thing, condo designs focus more on permanency, similar to single-family home design. Apartment designs, however, can focus more on temporary living. Condo exteriors might consist of more traditional and timeless architecture, rather than the eye-catching exteriors more common to apartments. Condominium finishes also tend to be higher-end, with more options when it comes to everything from unit sizes to sound-proofing, to lighting and mechanical systems.

The chart below, courtesy of Kephart, details the differences.

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About Mark El-Rayes

Mark El-Rayes is an award winning designer and photographer from Beirut, Lebanon. El-Rayes has over 15 years in the design industry, 5 years of which he served as a Mass Communication Specialist in the United States Navy at Naval Air Station North Island, Navy Public Affairs Support Element - West (NPASE). El-Rayes is a full-stack developer, seo specialist, photographer, and artist.

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