Deciding Between 1- and 2-Bedroom Apartments in Fort Myers

Jean Jones
February 15, 2016

1-And-2-Bedroom-Apartments-SWF.jpgOne or two bedrooms? Sounds like a simple decision (“I don’t have kids, so one bedroom is fine”), but when it gets right down to it an extra bedroom can mean the difference between feeling confined and having room to turn an apartment into a comfortable home.

Consider the following three factors as you’re exploring your options at Springs at Estero or Springs at Six Mile Cypress to make sure you’re selecting a space that’s right-sized for you!

What Might I Need Space For?

If you’re a single occupant or part of a couple, you may not need the second bedroom for a functional sleeping space, but you might really enjoy the flexibility to use this extra room for a workspace for your job or hobby, a bedroom for overnight guests, or simply space that allows you to spread out and feel you have “room to roam.”

Do I Have Many Belongings?

If you’re considering a second bedroom for use as something other than a place for sleeping, consider what furniture you’ll place there. Do you have enough pieces to justify the space? Do you have enough furniture to make it truly useful, like a bed, a desk and a bookshelf? An empty space is wasted if it’s going to remain empty.

You should also think about the opposite side of the equation – can you realistically fit all of your belongings into a one-bedroom apartment? If a one-bedroom has you wondering what the heck to do with that loveseat and an unused entertainment center, you just might need an extra room to fit it all. That’s just an opportunity to turn a second bedroom into a very functional space!

What’s My Budget?

Compare the cost difference between one- and two-bedroom apartments; can you comfortably afford the larger unit? If you’re concerned that you need the two-bedroom to accommodate all your furniture and belongings but don’t feel there’s value in paying for a second bedroom just to “store” it all, you could consider a storage unit for those things that aren’t needed on a regular basis. However, you then need to understand the tradeoff: paying for a storage unit and not having access to those things, or paying more for rent but having your “things” with you and able to use them.

Be sure to tour all of your options, consider the layouts and square footage, and ask yourself the questions above before selecting an apartment-style. Have any other tips for choosing an apartment layout? Share them with us in the comments section below.

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