Typically featuring a standalone studio adjoining a one, two, or three-bedroom apartment, dual-key homes offer families a way to live together in harmony without losing a sense of privacy. The studios also offer a personal bathroom and a pantry area or kitchenette.
Demand for such properties could go up as Singapore’s ‘silver’ population continues to increase. As of June 2016, 13.7 per cent of citizens are aged 65 and above – compared to 9.2 per cent 10 years ago.
What this means is more families will be looking for homes that allow them to check on their elderly family members with more ease. Compared to traditional flats, dual-key apartments have separate entrances that also let the elderly enjoy a sense of independence and personal autonomy. Families who are also looking to downsize from landed property would also find such apartments a pleasant alternative.