Choosing between renting a one- or two-bedroom apartment can be a tough decision. The factors affecting your choice should include budget, lifestyle, whether you're alone or living with others, as well as how much space you need for your possessions. Use the questions below to help you hone in on the right decision for you.
What Can I Afford?
Budget shouldn't be the only factor determining how much space you'll need, but it's definitely important. If your budget only allows you to rent a one-bedroom apartment, then enough said. The fact is you should strive not to pay more than 30 percent of your income on rent, so consider carefully if you can afford the added cost of a larger space. Remember that you'll also be paying for utilities to cool and heat your apartment, so the more space you have, the larger your utility bill will be.
How Many in Your Household?
Even the closest of couples sometimes need an occasional getaway space, so think carefully about limiting yourselves to one bedroom if there are two of you. If you have a child, you likely have to have an extra bedroom. If you're on your own, a one-bedroom apartment may be plenty.
What's My Lifestyle?
If you travel a lot or you're always on the go, your apartment may be just a place to sleep, shower and change clothes. In that case, a one-bedroom is probably adequate. On the other hand, if you're a homebody or you like to entertain or host out-of-town visitors, a two-bedroom apartment may be your best bet. Do you like to do projects, crafts or keep a home office? It's great to have a private, out-of-the way space to stow these projects or to leave your computer so you don't have to move things off the dining table when company comes.
What About My Belongings?
Some of us just like acquiring and owning things. If that's you, and you're not interested in renting storage space, you'll want to consider very carefully if the closet space offered in a one-bedroom apartment, generous as it is in a Springs Apartments home, is enough for you. Do you collect things or have a lot of clothes, or have you recently downsized from a house? A two-bedroom may be a better option.
If you're still not sure whether to go with one bedroom or two, why not refer to our 3-D floor plans in the drop-down menu on our website? The plans will help you visualize how your furniture will look inside the space you're considering.
Whatever you decide, remember that each of our apartments offers upscale amenities such as breakfast bars, walk-in closets, washers and dryers and private entries.
Have a unique insight on choosing one bedroom or two? Let us hear about it in the comments.