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Should I Get A One-Bedroom Or Two-Bedroom Apartment In Carmel?

September 18, 2020

Model Balcony Patio

Whether you’re finding a place fresh out of college, are an empty nester downsizing from a single-family home, or at a space in between, you have a big decision. Do you get a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Carmel? How you choose what’s best for you depends on a few things.

What Can You Afford?

Many renters may want a second bedroom, but can you take on the extra cost compared to a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel? The extra space might be nice, but if you are just going to use it for storage, you can get a detached garage instead.

The cost isn’t all about monthly rent, either, as you might have increased utility bills With an extra room to heat and cool. 

What About All Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

When you’re choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or something bigger, you should plan for all the stuff you own. If you have multiple quality furniture pieces, you may want the extra space. If anything, a spare room may be the perfect space for an oversized bookshelf or those collectibles you’re looking to display. With just one bedroom, your decision on what’s kept is more difficult, and you’ll need to find which pieces to give away, sell, or toss.

A Spare Bedroom May Mean Visitors

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

If you have an occasional overnight guest, it's convenient for them to sleep in a bedroom rather than on your living room couch. Out-of-town guests who stay the night have a cozy space they can relax in within the spare bedroom. (Then again, a one-bedroom might persuade out-of-town guests to stay at a hotel). If anything, you can reserve the second bedroom for your dog.

Additional Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Speaking about your friends: Is entertaining important to you? It can be trickier to comfortably accommodate lots of people in a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel than in a bigger unit. You can even turn the spare bedroom into a fun gaming room. 

Use The Second Bedroom As A Home Office

Home office in a Carmel apartment.

When deciding on a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Carmel, the tipping point may be having a space to work. Home offices are getting to be more and more popular, and it’s helpful when you don’t need to pile your computer and documents so they cover the living room coffee table. You can set up a small fold-away couch or futon for guests and use the spare bedroom for an office. When the workday is over, simply shut the door and leave your work stuff on your desk and you’re prepared for tomorrow.

An Apartment Visit To Lakeside Can Help You Choose Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Carmel

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Carmel is an important choice. You may not know what’s out there without seeing it in person. Contact Lakeside Apartments at 317-344-8491 to book a visit or you can book a tour online.