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The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Furnished Apartments In Carmel

February 07, 2022
Modern living room at Park 66 Flats

A furnished apartment in Carmel has all of the furniture you need to live there. The day the leasing specialist gives you the key, you can walk in and sit down on the sofa without the work of purchasing or moving furniture. This perk can be an excellent amenity. But are furnished apartments a smart option for everybody? Before you sign the lease for a furnished apartment, consider the benefits and drawbacks and how they match your needs. 

The Benefits Of Furnished Apartments In Carmel

Modern living room at Spark Apartments 

A furnished apartment doesn't sound good to everyone, but for some people, it's the perfect fit. If you’re in a situation where you don’t want or don’t have to move your own furniture — or maybe you can't — a furnished Carmel apartment could prove extremely convenient.

Best For Short-term Leases

Many people go with a furnished apartment in Carmel if they don’t plan to live there long-term. Such Residents are commonly students, in between homes, or working in the area temporarily. If you could use a short-term lease during a life transition, you don't want to bring along your own dresser drawers. A furnished apartment makes moving in and out go more smoothly.

Save Money On Furniture

Not every apartment Resident has their own furniture. You may be moving out for the first time or moving too far a distance to transport your furniture. A furnished apartment comes with all of the necessities and saves you the cost of purchasing beds, couches, and a dining table. Then, you can take your time saving up and picking out your own furniture.

Moving Is Easier

Another line item you can skimp on is the U-haul. With no hefty furniture, you’ll have an easier and cheaper moving day. You won’t need to ask friends to transport your furniture or pay someone to do it.

The Cons Of Furnished Apartments In Carmel

An eclectic style living room at Union Flats Apartments. 

Furnished apartments provide perks in certain circumstances, but they won’t work for everyone. Before committing to a furnished apartment in Carmel, here are some things to consider.

You May Dislike The Furnishings

Good apartment communities take great care of their furnished apartments, but that doesn’t mean you will like the furniture. Everyone has unique preferences and needs. The bed might not feel like your own, or the sofa may not fit your style. You have to ask yourself if the convenience of a furnished apartment is worth a backache and an eyesore.

Of course, you can find ways to adapt the furniture to work for you. A mattress topper can help your bad back, and a slipcover will give the couch a a color you like better.

You Might Have Duplicate Furniture

If you have furniture already have furniture, you likely don’t need a furnished apartment. You might have two of some things, and even the largest floor plans won’t have space for all the things. If you need a furnished apartment because you have chosen a short lease, you can always keep your things in a apartment garage or spare room, but that comes with its own price tag.

Rent Is Higher

Probably the most obvious downside of furnished apartments is the costlier rent. They usually cost more because the majority of furnished apartments are leased short-term and necessitate more maintenance. But the convenience may be worthwhile to you after you compare the costs of a longer lease, moving costs, or furniture prices.

Ask The Legacy Towns and Flats About Furnished Apartments

If you’re looking for a furnished apartment, The Legacy can help. We coordinate with third-party companies to offer luxuriously furnished apartments in an attractive community you’ll love to call home. But first, call us at 317-674-1318 or schedule a tour so we can give you more information.