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Should I Rent 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 downsizing later in life, or at a space in between, you have to make a decision. Do you rent a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Bloomington? How you choose what’s best for you depends on these factors.

What Can You Afford?

You can find a use for a spare bedroom, but can you afford the added cost compared to a one-bedroom apartment in Bloomington? The extra space might be nice, but if plan on using it for storage, consider a detached garage instead.

The extra cost isn’t just in rent. You also might have higher utility costs With more space to keep up. 

Where Will You Store Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Bloomington apartment.

While you’re deciding between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment, you should also consider all the stuff you own. If you own a lot of quality furniture pieces, you may need the extra space. If anything, an extra room may be the ideal space for an oversized bookshelf or your sports memorabilia you want to display. With just one bedroom, it’s more difficult to decide what’s important, and you’ll have to find which items to give away, sell, or toss.

A Spare Bedroom Gives Overnight Guests Privacy

Model bedroom in a Bloomington apartment.

If you have an occasional overnight guest, it’s easier for them to be in a bedroom rather than on your pull-out couch. Out-of-town guests who stay over have a private place they can stretch out with the guest bedroom. (Of course, a one-bedroom might convince out-of-town relatives to stay over at a hotel). If anything, you can use the spare room for a dog crate or cat palace.

Extra Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Speaking about your friends: Are you known for entertaining? It is often more difficult to comfortably fit bigger groups in a one-bedroom apartment in Bloomington than in a bigger unit. You may even be able to turn the spare bedroom into a fun game room. 

Use The Second 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 finding a space to work. Home offices are becoming more and more popular, and it’s a bonus when you don’t have to have your computer and documents all over the living room coffee table. You can set up a comfy futon or couch for guests and use the extra bedroom for a home office. When the work is over, just shut the door with your stuff on your desk and you’re prepared for the next workday.

An Apartment Tour From City Flats at Renwick Can Help You Decide Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Bloomington

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Bloomington is an important decision. You might not know what an apartment is like without seeing it in person. Call City Flats at Renwick at 812-578-7432 to schedule a tour or schedule a tour online.