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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 your first job away from home, are an empty nester downsizing from a single-family home, or anything in between, you have to make a choice. Do you get a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Carmel? How you choose what’s right for you depends on many things.

What Can You Afford?

Many renters may want an additional bedroom, but can you afford the added cost when contrasted to a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel? The added room might be useful, but if want to use it for storage, you might want a detached garage instead.

The extra cost isn’t just in rent. You also might have increased utility bills due to the extra room. 

What About All Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

When you’re deciding between a one-bedroom apartment or something bigger, you should plan for all the stuff you own. If you’re coming with multiple large furniture pieces, the extra space may sound great. If anything, a spare room may be the ideal space for off-season clothes or those rare vinyl you’d like to show off. When you only have one bedroom, your decision on what’s important is harder, and you’ll have to find which pieces to give away, sell, or throw away.

A Spare Bedroom Gives Overnight Guests Privacy

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

If you have friends or family stay the night, it’s easier for them to be in a bedroom rather than on your pull-out couch. Out-of-state guests who stay overnight have a cozy space they can unwind in with the extra bedroom. (Then again, a one-bedroom might convince out-of-town visitors to get a room at a hotel). If anything, you can set aside the spare room for a dog crate or cat palace.

Additional Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Speaking about your friends: Are you known for entertaining? It is often harder to comfortably accommodate lots of people in a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel than in a bigger unit. You can even convert the other bedroom into a fun gaming 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 deciding factor may be finding a space to work. Home offices are becoming very common, and it’s helpful when you don’t have to spread out your computer and accessories so they’re covering your dining table. You can get a nice futon or couch for visitors and use the spare bedroom for a workspace. When the work is finished, just shut the door with your work things out and you’re prepared for the next workday.

An Apartment Visit To Midtown Flats Can Help You Decide Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Carmel

Choosing between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Carmel is an important decision. You may not know what an apartment is like without seeing it in person. Contact Midtown Flats at 317-597-4596 to schedule a tour or you can book a tour online.