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Should I Rent A One-Bedroom Or Two-Bedroom Apartment In Carmel?

September 18, 2020

Model Balcony Patio

Whether you’re just starting out in the world, are an empty nester downsizing from a single-family home, or just got married, you have to make a choice. Do you lease a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Carmel? How you choose what’s right for you depends on these factors.

What Can You Afford?

You may want to have a spare bedroom, but can you bear the added rent when compared to a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel? The additional room might be useful, but if plan on using it for storage, you can get a detached garage instead.

The extra cost isn’t just in rent. You also may have increased utility bills when you have an extra room. 

Where Will You Store Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

While you’re deciding between a one-bedroom apartment or something bigger, don’t forget about everything coming with you. If you own large quality furniture pieces, the extra space may sound great. If anything, a spare room may be the ideal place for Grandma’s china cabinet or those rare vinyl you’re looking to show off. With just one bedroom, your decision on what’s kept becomes harder, and you’ll have to choose which things to give to a friend, sell, or throw in the trash.

A Spare Bedroom May Mean Visitors

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

If you have visiting friends or family, it's convenient for them to sleep in a bedroom rather than crashing on your pull-out couch. Out-of-town family or friends who stay over can enjoy a cozy place they can unwind in with the guest bedroom. (Of course, a one-bedroom might convince out-of-town relatives to get a room at a hotel). And if you need, you can use the second room for a dog crate or cat palace.

Extra Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Speaking about your friends: Are you known for entertaining? It is often harder to comfortably accommodate bigger groups in a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel than in a larger space. You can even convert the second bedroom into an enviable game room. 

Use The Second Bedroom As A Home Office

Home office in a Carmel apartment.

When deciding on a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Carmel, the tipping point may be finding an area to work. Home offices are getting very popular, and it’s helpful when you don’t need to spread out your laptop and accessories all over the coffee table. You can get a comfy futon or couch for guests and use the extra bedroom for a workspace. When the workday is finished, just close the door and leave your work stuff out and you’re prepared for tomorrow.

An Apartment Visit To The Legacy Can Help You Choose Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Carmel

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Carmel is a big choice. You might not know what’s right for you without an apartment tour. Contact The Legacy Towns and Flats at 317-674-1318 to book a visit or you can set up a tour online.