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Should I Rent A One-Bedroom Or Two-Bedroom Apartment In Indianapolis?

September 18, 2020

Model Balcony Patio

Whether you’re just starting your first job away from home, are downsizing later in life, or at a space in between, you have a big decision. Do you lease a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis? How you choose what’s right for you depends on these factors.

What Can You Afford?

Many renters may want to have a spare bedroom, but can you bear the extra rent when contrasted to a one-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis? The extra room might be helpful, but if plan on using it for storage, you can get a detached garage instead.

The additional cost isn’t all about monthly rent, either, as you might have increased utility bills with the second room. 

How Will You Handle Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Indianapolis apartment.

While you’re deciding between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment, don’t forget about all your things. If you have multiple quality furniture pieces, you may need the extra space. If anything, a separate room may be the ideal space for off-season clothes or your sports memorabilia you’re looking to show off. Without the second bedroom, your decision on what’s kept is harder, and you’ll need to find which items to give away, sell, or throw in the trash.

A Spare Bedroom Makes It Easy To Have Company

Model bedroom in a Indianapolis apartment.

If you have an occasional overnight guest, they may be more comfortable sleeping in a bedroom as opposed to on your pull-out couch. Out-of-town guests who stay overnight have a cozy space they can relax in with the guest bedroom. (Of course, a one-bedroom might persuade out-of-town relatives to get a room at a hotel). And if you need, you can reserve the extra bedroom for a dog crate or cat palace.

Larger Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Speaking about your friends: Is entertaining important to you? It can be harder to comfortably accommodate lots of people in a one-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis than in a bigger unit. You may even be able to convert the second bedroom into an enviable gaming room. 

Use The Second Bedroom As A Home Office

Home office in a Indianapolis apartment.

When choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis, the deciding factor may be having a place to work. Home offices are getting more and more popular, and it’s a bonus when you don’t need to spread out your laptop and paper so they’re covering the dining table. You can have a small fold-away couch or futon for visitors and use the second bedroom for an office. When the workday is finished, simply close the door and leave your stuff on your desk and you’re ready for the next day.

An Apartment Visit To Riverview Apartments Can Help You Decide Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Indianapolis

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis is a big decision. You may not know what’s out there without seeing it in person. Call Riverview Apartments at 317-751-4053 to book a visit or you can set up a tour online.