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Should I Lease 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 to make a decision. Do you lease a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Carmel? How you decide what’s right for you depends on a few things.

What Can You Afford?

You may want a spare bedroom, but can you afford the extra cost compared to a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel? The additional space might be useful, but if want to use it for storage, you might want a detached garage instead.

The extra cost isn’t all about monthly rent, either, as you might pay more in utility bills when you have a spare room. 

What About All Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

As you’re deciding between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment, you should also consider all the stuff you own. If you’re coming with large furniture pieces, you may want the extra space. If anything, a separate room may be just the space for off-season clothes or those collectibles you want to show off. With just one bedroom, your decision on what’s essential is harder, and you’ll have to choose which pieces to give to a friend, sell, or throw in the trash.

A Spare Bedroom May Mean Visitors

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

If you have friends or family stay the night, it's convenient for them to sleep in a bedroom instead of crashing on your living room couch. Out-of-town guests who stay overnight can enjoy a private space they can unwind in with the extra bedroom. (Then again, a one-bedroom might convince out-of-town relatives to get a room at a hotel). If anything, you can reserve the second bedroom for a dog crate or cat palace.

Additional Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Getting back to your friends: Are you known for entertaining? It may be more difficult to comfortably squeeze larger groups in a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel than in a bigger unit. You could also turn the second bedroom into a fun gaming room. 

Change The Extra Bedroom Into A Home Office

Home office in a Carmel apartment.

When deciding on a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Carmel, the biggest factor may be having an area to work. Home offices are getting to be very common, and it’s helpful when you don’t have to spread out your computer and paper so they’re covering your coffee table. You can have a small fold-away couch or futon for visitors and use the spare bedroom for a workspace. When the workday is finished, simply shut the door with your work stuff out and you’re ready for the next day.

An Apartment Tour From North Haven Can Help You Decide Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Carmel

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Carmel is a big choice. You may not know what’s right for you without an apartment tour. Call North Haven Apartments at 317-350-1875 to schedule a visit or you can book a tour online.