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

Whether you’re finding a place fresh out of college, are an empty nester downsizing from a single-family home, or anything 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 a few things.

What’s Your Price Point?

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

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

What About All Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Bloomington apartment.

While you’re deciding between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment, don’t forget about everything coming with you. If you have large large furniture pieces, you may want the extra space. If anything, an extra room may be just the place 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 an occasional overnight guest, it's convenient for them to sleep in a bedroom instead of on your living room couch. 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 stay over at a hotel). If anything, you can reserve the second bedroom for a dog crate or cat palace.

Larger Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Speaking about your friends: Do you like to entertain? It is often trickier to comfortably accommodate larger 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.

Turn The Extra Bedroom Into 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 documents so they’re covering the coffee table. You can have a nice futon or couch for visitors and use the spare bedroom for an 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. It can be hard to know what an apartment is like without taking a tour. Call City Flats on Walnut at 812-578-8827 to book a visit or you can book a tour online.

City Flats on Walnut
700 N. Walnut St.
BloomingtonIndiana 47404
Phone: 812-578-8827
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City Flats on Walnut
City Flats on Walnut is a luxury apartment community located at E 10th St. and N Walnut St. in Bloomington. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Indiana University Campus.
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