by OrangeTee & Tie Pte Ltd.

Going big on space: Buyers eye larger homes amid pandemic



Singapore, 03 May 2021

SINGAPORE: When the pandemic made working from home the default, clashing Zoom meetings became a regular occurrence for Mr David Tan and his wife, who live in a 914sqft four-room Housing & Development Board (HDB) flat.

They had to settle in separate nooks of the flat, which was often less than ideal, as they were not configured for work. But soon, the couple will be moving to a bigger nest – a 1,130sqft condominium unit in the same area.

“Now we can probably have a proper study, and we can set up another work desk within the bedroom to have a proper set-up for Zoom meetings,” said Mr Tan, an analyst in his early 40s.

“Work-from-home (WFH) is the norm and more employers are becoming more flexible with their WFH arrangements. Given that we will be spending more time at home, I thought it’s natural to make it more comfortable.

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