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

September 18, 2020

Model Balcony Patio

Whether you’re just starting your first job away from home, are an empty nester downsizing from a single-family home, or at a space in between, you have to make a decision. Do you get a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Lafayette? How you decide what’s best for you depends on a few things.

What’s Your Price Point?

Many renters may want to have an additional bedroom, but can you afford the added cost when compared to a one-bedroom apartment in Lafayette? The added space might be useful, but if plan on using it for storage, you might want a detached garage instead.

The extra cost isn’t just about your monthly rent. You may have increased utility bills With more space to heat and cool. 

How Will You Handle Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Lafayette apartment.

When you’re choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or something bigger, don’t forget about all your things. If you’re coming with a lot of furniture pieces, the extra space may sound great. After all, a separate room may be the ideal space for off-season clothes or those rare vinyl you’d like to display. Without the second bedroom, it’s harder to decide what’s essential, and you’ll need to choose which pieces to give away, sell, or throw in the trash.

A Spare Bedroom Gives Overnight Guests Privacy

Model bedroom in a Lafayette apartment.

If you have friends or family stay the night, they may be more comfortable sleeping in a bedroom as opposed to on your futon. Out-of-town guests who stay the night have a private space they can unwind in within the guest bedroom. (Then again, a one-bedroom might convince out-of-town relatives to stay over at a hotel). If anything, you can use the extra bedroom for a dog crate or cat palace.

Extra Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Speaking about your friends: Is entertaining important to you? It may be more difficult to comfortably fit lots of people in a one-bedroom apartment in Lafayette than in a two-bedroom unit. You can even turn the other bedroom into a lively gaming room. 

Turn The Extra Bedroom Into A Home Office

Home office in a Lafayette apartment.

When deciding on a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Lafayette, the deciding factor may be finding an area to work. Home offices are becoming more and more popular, and it’s a bonus when you don’t have to pile your computer and paper so they’re covering the coffee table. You can set up a nice futon or couch for visitors and use the extra bedroom for an office. When the workday is done, just shut the door and leave your stuff out and you’re ready for the next day.

An Apartment Visit To Precedent Flats Can Help You Choose Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Lafayette

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Lafayette is a tough call. It can be hard to know what an apartment is like without seeing it in person. Call Precedent Flats at 765-771-7085 to schedule a tour or you can set up a tour online.