Some of the more popular amenities in condo buildings include exercise room, party room, lounge and media room.
In recent years certain amenities have been identified as being more popular. Landscaped outdoor spaces, gardens and dog washing facilities are among the most popular amenity trends.
In one Fort York condo building, dog owners can avail themselves of a dog washing area that includes a pet tub and shower stalls. Dog owners wash their pet’s paws before bringing them to the condo or through the common areas.
Gardeners desire a real garden rather than one located on a balcony or none at all. A Regent Park condo building includes garden plots and a community garden among its amenities. These are spaces where one can grow vegetables that may not thrive on a balcony garden.
Other popular amenities include bicycle borrowing, wall climbing, and borrowing libraries that allow for the borrowing of kitchen appliances or tools combined with lessons or instructions.
For condo populations with an interest in crafts space for arts & crafts, painting, sculpting or music is a useful allocation of space. Wine making is another popular endeavour.
For families, child-based and family-friendly amenities are important.
Regardless of amenities available to a condo community, one important consideration is instruction. Amenities tend to work best when combined with instruction or lessons on whatever is provided.