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Should I Lease A One-Bedroom Or Two-Bedroom Apartment In Bloomington?

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 at a space in between, you have to make a decision. Do you lease a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Bloomington? How you decide what’s right for you depends on these factors.

What’s Your Price Point?

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

The additional cost isn’t all about monthly rent, either, as you may have higher utility costs when you have an extra room. 

Where Will You Store Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Bloomington apartment.

As you’re deciding between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment, you should also consider everything coming with you. If you have large large furniture pieces, you may want the extra space. If anything, an extra room may be the perfect spot for off-season clothes or those rare vinyl you want to show off. When you only have one bedroom, it’s harder to decide what’s essential, and you’ll have to find which pieces to give to a friend, sell, or toss.

A Spare Bedroom Makes It Easy To Have Company

Model bedroom in a Bloomington apartment.

If you have visiting friends or family, it's convenient for them to sleep in a bedroom instead of on your futon. Out-of-town guests who stay overnight have a private place they can unwind in within the guest bedroom. (Of course, a one-bedroom might convince out-of-town guests to get a room at a hotel). If anything, you can reserve the second bedroom for your pet.

Larger Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Getting back to your friends: Do you like to entertain? It is often trickier to comfortably accommodate bigger groups in a one-bedroom apartment in Bloomington than in a bigger unit. You can even change the spare bedroom into a lively game room. 

Use The Extra Bedroom As A Home Office

Home office in a Bloomington apartment.

When deciding on a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Bloomington, the biggest factor may be having an area to work. Home offices are getting to be very popular, and it’s a bonus when you don’t need to spread out your laptop and paper so they’re covering the coffee table. You can have a small futon or couch for visitors and use the spare bedroom for a home office. When the work is over, simply close the door with your work things on your desk and you’re prepared for tomorrow.

An Apartment Visit To City Flats on Walnut Can Help You Choose Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Bloomington

Choosing between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Bloomington is a big choice. You may not know what an apartment is like without an apartment tour. Call City Flats on Walnut at 812-578-8827 to book a visit or you can book a tour online.