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The Pros And Cons Of Furnished Apartments In Bloomington

February 07, 2022
Modern living room at Park 66 Flats

A furnished apartment in Bloomington has all of the furniture you require for living there. The day the leasing agent hands you the key, you can walk in and flop down on your sofa without having to purchase or move furniture. This perk can be a great amenity. But are furnished apartments a good option for all Residents? Before you sign the lease on a furnished apartment, review the benefits and drawbacks and how they match your needs. 

The Pros Of Furnished Apartments In Bloomington

Modern living room at Spark Apartments 

A furnished apartment doesn't appeal to everybody, but for many people, it's the perfect fit. If you have circumstances where you don’t want or don’t have to transport your own furniture — or maybe you can't — a furnished Bloomington apartment could prove extremely convenient.

Best For Short Leases

Many people pick a furnished apartment in Bloomington when they aren’t expecting to stay there long. Such Residents are usually students, working the area temporarily, or in between homes. You don't want to bring along your own furniture if you need a short-term lease during a life transition. A furnished apartment makes moving more straightforward.

Save Some Initial Cash Without Buying Furniture

Not everyone who lives in an apartment owns furniture. You could be moving from too far away to transport your furniture or moving out for the first time. A furnished apartment includes every necessity and saves you the cost of buying beds, couches, and a dining table. Then, you have time to save up and pick out your own furniture.

Moving Is Easier

One more line item you can skimp on is movers. Without heavy furniture, your moving day will be easier and cheaper. You won’t have to pay anyone to move your furniture or beg friends to help do it.

The Cons Of Furnished Apartments In Bloomington

An eclectic style living room at Union Flats Apartments. 

Furnished apartments offer benefits in certain scenarios, but they don’t work for everyone. Before leasing a furnished apartment in Bloomington, review these things.

You May Dislike The Furnishings

Good apartment communities take great care of their furnished apartments, but that doesn’t mean you will enjoy the furnishings. Everyone has different needs and tastes. The couch might not be your style, or the bed might not feel like your own. You should consider if the ease of a furnished apartment is worth an eyesore and a sore back.

Of course, you can find a way to make the furniture meet your needs. A slipcover can give the couch a a color you like better, and a mattress topper can relieve your aching back.

You Could Get Duplicate Furniture

If you have furniture already have furniture, you probably don’t need a furnished apartment. You might have duplicate pieces, and even the most spacious floor plans will lack space for all the things. If you want a furnished apartment because you want a short-term lease, you could always store your things in a spare room or apartment garage, but that has its own cost.

Rent Costs More

Probably the most obvious drawback to furnished apartments is the higher rent. They usually cost more because most furnished apartments have short-term leases and necessitate additional maintenance. But the convenience could be worth it to you when you compare the costs of a longer lease, furniture prices, or moving costs.

Ask City Flats at Renwick About Furnished Apartments

If you need a furnished apartment, City Flats at Renwick can help. We work with third-party companies to offer luxuriously furnished apartments in a beautiful community you’ll love to call home. But first, call us at 812-578-7432 or schedule a tour so we can give you more information.