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Should I Lease A One-Bedroom Or Two-Bedroom Apartment In Broad Ripple?

September 18, 2020

Model Balcony Patio

Whether you’re just starting your first job away from home, are downsizing later in life, or anything in between, you have a big decision. Do you get a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Broad Ripple? How you choose what’s right for you depends on a few things.

What’s Your Price Range?

Some people can find a use for a spare bedroom, but can you afford the added cost when contrasted to a one-bedroom apartment in Broad Ripple? The additional room might be useful, but if want to use it for storage, you can get a detached garage instead.

The extra cost isn’t just about your monthly rent. You may have increased utility bills due to the spare room. 

Where Will You Store Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Broad Ripple apartment.

While you’re deciding between a one-bedroom apartment or something bigger, don’t forget about all the stuff you own. If you’re coming with multiple furniture pieces, the extra space may sound great. If anything, an extra room may be just the place for an oversized bookshelf or those rare vinyl you want to display. When you only have one bedroom, it’s harder to decide what’s essential, and you’ll need to choose which things to donate, sell, or throw in the trash.

A Spare Bedroom Gives Overnight Guests Privacy

Model bedroom in a Broad Ripple apartment.

If you have an occasional overnight guest, it's convenient for them to sleep in a bedroom instead of on your futon. Out-of-state family or friends who stay the night have a comfortable place they can stretch out within the guest bedroom. (Of course, a one-bedroom might convince out-of-town guests to get a room at a hotel). If anything, you can use the extra 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 may be harder to comfortably squeeze bigger groups in a one-bedroom apartment in Broad Ripple than in a larger space. You could also change the spare bedroom into an enviable gaming room. 

Use The Spare Bedroom As A Home Office

Home office in a Broad Ripple apartment.

When deciding on a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Broad Ripple, the tipping point may be finding a place to work. Home offices are becoming more and more important, and it’s nice when you don’t need to pile your laptop and paper all over the dining table. You can get a nice fold-away couch or futon for visitors and use the spare bedroom for a workspace. When the workday is over, simply close the door and leave your work things on your desk and you’re all set for tomorrow.

An Apartment Tour From Park 66 Flats Can Help You Choose Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Broad Ripple

Choosing between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Broad Ripple is a tough choice. You might not know what’s out there without an apartment tour. Contact Park 66 Flats at 317-820-2209 to schedule a tour or you can set up a tour online.