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5 top home features property buyers look for during 2021 lockdown


Being at home in “lockdown” for so long has caused many homebuyers to rethink and reimagine what they want in a home.  

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Bored to death staring at your four walls 24/7? Feeling the itch to renovate and innovate your home every other day? Don’t worry. You are not alone.

These are some of the most common symptoms of being locked down indefinitely during the ongoing pandemic, during which our lives have been irrevocably altered in the past year and a half.

Let’s face the facts. COVID-19 has forced us to change the way we live, how we behave in public, our interaction with our friends and how we utilise the space in our home.

But there are many positives to gain from our current predicament. Malaysians are now spending more time at home with their loved ones. Requirements for the ideal home have also changed, often for the better.

To adapt to the ever-changing needs of homebuyers, let’s take a peek into some of the most desired home features this year during the lockdown.

1. Bigger and better-equipped kitchen

Damaris@Ara Sendayan

A family that eats together, stays together. This cannot be more apt during this pandemic. With travel and dine-in restrictions, people are spending more time cooking and eating at home. Of course, another unfortunate side effect is the growing number of aspiring master chefs and Gordon Ramsay wannabes!

Consequently, homebuyers, especially those with children, need a better-equipped kitchen with ample space to prepare those large, delicious meals for their families and loved ones. Having wet and dry kitchens with multi-purpose and functions is definitely high on the list of current homebuyers.

More developers are taking note of this and featuring wet and dry kitchens as key selling points. For example, Matrix’s latest development in Ara Sendayan called Damaris features ample dry and wet kitchens for you to cook up a storm and to your heart’s content!

2. Flexible spaces

The 2-storey link homes offered by Damaris@Ara Sendayan fulfil these criteria with Type A units having built-up ranging from 2,778 sq ft (intermediate), 3,299 sq ft (corner) and 2,939 sq ft.

More homes are being reconfigured during the pandemic. Living rooms can double up as children’s learning areas. Spare bedrooms can be retrofitted into a functional office. That unused patch on the lawn can also serve as a mini gym of your own.

The keyword here is flexibility. The possibilities are endless, and you are limited only by your own creativity, and of course, your purse strings. Naturally, homebuyers are looking for designs that have built-in flexibility of the home interiors, which include multi-purpose large spaces which can be converted into various uses as and when the need arises.

Although an infinite number of rooms would be the dream scenario for most buyers, the more realistic and budget-friendly choice is to design flexible spaces

3. A home office or dedicated workspace

The work-from-home boom during the pandemic is likely to stay in the long term. More people are getting accustomed to the convenience of having their offices right under their own roofs. Corporations are also realising that their staff can work more efficiently at home while saving some overhead expenses for the companies.

All of these add up to a healthy work-life balance, which is why more homebuyers are putting more emphasis and effort into a dedicated home office and workspace at home.

Damaris@Ara Sendayan caters to the growing need for home offices by providing the necessary fixtures and pre-requisites for a convenient set-up as when you need it, such as seven air conditioner points and 7 ceiling fan points for its Type A homes. At the very least, this ensures that you will always have the coolest home working environment!

4. More natural light

Damaris@Ara Sendayan

Being stuck at home for long periods of time during the pandemic can be very gruelling physically and mentally. Nevertheless, there has to be light at the end of the tunnel, figuratively and literally.

Having plenty of natural light at home during these dark times can uplift the spirit and cheer you up to no end. It’s no surprise that homebuyers are placing more importance on houses with large windows for plenty of natural light to shine through.

Besides improving the overall mood, an abundance of natural light also confers important health benefits such as boosting vitamin D for the skin. All the more reason to get healthier and happier with a little help from Miss Sunshine.

5. Outdoor facilities

Ara Sendayan Lakepark | Damaris@Ara Sendayan.

Spending time outdoors is a privilege that people are appreciating much more during the lockdown. If you can’t travel interstate to your favourite malls and gyms, at the very least you can utilise the outdoor facilities offered near your home for much-needed relaxation and recreation.

Outdoor facilities were once perceived as a luxury, but are now very much considered a necessity, especially during the pandemic when you are virtually cooped up.  All work and no play? This will not be the case if you live in Damaris@Ara Sendayan.

Buyers are offered complimentary membership of d’Tempat Country Club, where you can enjoy resort-style facilities across 6.33 acres amidst a verdant landscape. d’Tempat Country Club is the largest family-oriented country club in Seremban with a full range of facilities and amenities.  Damaris Terraces also offers other family-oriented facilities such as sunken seating, gazebo, children’s playground, outdoor gymnasium, badminton court, reflexology path and slide with earth mand.

If all the above home features fit your needs like the proverbial glove, check out Damaris@Ara Sendayan which ticks all the right boxes, in addition to its strategic location, excellent accessibility and other winning factors.

With 194 acres of freehold high ground, low-density development featuring only 1,272 units, Damaris@Ara Sendayan is located adjacent to Bandar Sri Sendayan offering a secured enclave, underground TNB cabling, bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, practical and flexible layout, as well as complimentary d’Tempat Club House Membership.

Ara Sendayan offers seamless connectivity to several major roads and highways, such as North-South Expressway (PLUS), Seremban-Port Dickson Highway, KLIA Linkage, Paroi–Senawang–KLIA Expressway (PSKE). It also within vicinity to a plethora of schools (Matrix Global Schools, SJK(C) Bandar Sri Sendayan, SJK (T) Bandar Sri Sendayan, SK Bandar Sri Sendayan, SMK Bandar Baru Sri Sendayan), clinics, hospitals, as well as an array of convenience stores and leisure outlets to complement your lifestyle needs.

For a closer look, check out Damaris@Ara Sendayan‘s amazing virtual showrooms here. 

If you are interested to find out more, please contact Matrix Concept’s sales personnel at 1800882688 to make an appointment to visit the show unit.

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