Hi, I've been thinking of getting an apartment in Melbourne for a while now. I want one that I might want to live in, but might also want to rent out (depending on a few things). I'm not in a rush to do it, but I keep reading that Melbourne has some very poorly designed apartments around. I hear some are way too small for anyone to want to live in (smaller than the average bedroom in some cases and poorly designed with kitchens in hallways etc as mentioned here). What I want to know is this: 1. What are the bad buildings known for having terrible apartments so I can avoid them? 2. What are the good ones so I can consider them? 3. Would it be possible to buy a couple of consecutive rooms in a "bad" building and add doors between the rooms / renovate? I doubt I could afford to buy multiple, but maybe I could get some cheap if they are having no luck selling them. Any thoughts? Also any ballpark cost estimates would be great.