So you're ready to sign the lease on one of our luxury apartment homes at Springs at Apple Valley or Springs at Egan Drive, but you can't decide between a two- and three-bedroom floor plan. Before you flip a coin, check out these helpful tips for making your decision.
1. Take a Head Count
How many people will be living in your apartment? If you're single or part of a couple, a two-bedroom may be sufficient. If you have kids or plan to in the future, you'll appreciate the extra space of a three-bedroom.
Don't forget to consider the four-legged members of your family. An additional bedroom lets you create a cozy, out-of-the-way nook for your pet.
2. Shorten Your Commute
As technology continues to improve, people are opting for virtual offices, whether or not they actually telecommute. Working at the dining table can be awkward, so a third bedroom gives you the freedom to design an office to accommodate all your needs.
Maybe you don't work at home often enough to require a dedicated space. If that's the case, go for the two-bedroom and take advantage of our on-site clubhouses with free Wi-Fi.
3. Putting Out the Welcome Mat
Do you have a lot of out-of-town family and friends? A sofa bed is fine for occasional use, but a separate guest room is more comfortable for frequent company. A three-bedroom gives you flexibility to welcome overnight visitors without sacrificing a room that can be used for other purposes.
4. Three Can Live as Cheaply as Two
Sharing an apartment with roommates is a popular way to keep expenses down. Before you automatically go with a two-bedroom apartment, consider the fact that splitting the costs among three people can make three bedrooms a less expensive option than two.
5. On-Site "Storage"
All of our Springs apartment homes come with generous storage space including closets and cabinets, but you may be at a point where your accumulated possessions are beyond that scope. A third bedroom makes a convenient storage space that's less expensive than an off-site unit.
6. Crunch the Numbers
In the end, your budget will be the important factor in deciding between floor plans. Calculate the amount of rent per square foot and compare it to the cost of your proposed usage. For example, if you want to use a third bedroom for storage, compare the rent for that space to the cost of a self-storage unit.