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

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 anything in between, you have a big decision. Do you lease a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Westfield? How you make the choice that’s best for you depends on a few things.

What’s Your Price Point?

You may want a spare bedroom, but can you take on the extra cost when compared to a one-bedroom apartment in Westfield? The additional space might be helpful, but if you are just going to use it for storage, consider a detached garage instead.

The cost isn’t just in rent. You also may have higher utility costs With an extra room to keep up. 

How Will You Handle Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Westfield apartment.

When you’re choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or something bigger, you should plan for everything coming with you. If you have multiple furniture pieces, the extra space may sound great. After all, a spare room may be the perfect space for off-season clothes or those collectibles you’d like to show off. When you only have one bedroom, your decision on what’s kept becomes harder, and you’ll have to choose which pieces to give away, sell, or throw in the trash.

A Spare Bedroom Gives Overnight Guests Privacy

Model bedroom in a Westfield apartment.

If you have an occasional overnight guest, it's convenient for them to sleep in a bedroom rather than crashing on your futon. Out-of-state guests who stay the night have a comfortable place they can unwind in with the spare bedroom. (Then again, a one-bedroom might persuade out-of-town visitors to stay over at a hotel). And if you need, you can use the spare bedroom for your dog.

Larger Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Getting back to your friends: Do you like to entertain? It may be harder to comfortably fit bigger groups in a one-bedroom apartment in Westfield than in a larger space. You can even change the other bedroom into a fun gaming room. 

Use The Extra Bedroom As A Home Office

Home office in a Westfield apartment.

When choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Westfield, the tipping point may be finding a place to work. Home offices are becoming more and more important, and it’s a bonus when you don’t need to spread out your computer and accessories all over your coffee table. You can have a nice fold-away couch or futon for visitors and use the second bedroom for a home office. When the work is finished, simply shut the door with your work things on your desk and you’re all set for the next workday.

An Apartment Tour From Union Street Flats Can Help You Decide Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Westfield

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Westfield is a tough call. It can be hard to know what’s out there without taking a tour. Call Union Street Flats at (317) 942-3629 to schedule a visit or you can set up a tour online.