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

Whether you’re finding a place fresh out of college, are downsizing later in life, or at a space in between, you have to make a decision. Do you lease a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette? How you decide what’s best for you depends on a few things.

What’s Your Price Point?

You can find a use for a spare bedroom, but can you bear the added rent when compared to a one-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette? The extra room might be nice, but if you are just going to use it for storage, you might want a detached garage instead.

The cost isn’t just about your monthly rent. You might have higher utility costs with the second room.

How Will You Handle Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a West Lafayette apartment.

As you’re choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment, you should plan for all the stuff you own. If you own a lot of quality furniture pieces, the extra space may sound great. If anything, an extra room may be just the place for off-season clothes or your sports memorabilia you’re looking to show off. When you only have one bedroom, it’s harder to decide what’s essential, and you’ll have to choose which items to give to a friend, sell, or throw away.

A Spare Bedroom Gives Overnight Guests Privacy

Model bedroom in a West Lafayette apartment.

If you have visiting friends or family, they may be more comfortable sleeping in a bedroom rather than on your pull-out couch. Out-of-state family or friends who stay over can enjoy a comfortable place they can relax in with the extra bedroom. (Of course, a one-bedroom might convince out-of-town guests to stay over at a hotel). If anything, you can use the spare room for your pet.

Larger 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 fit larger groups in a one-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette than in a larger space. You could also convert the second bedroom into a fun gaming room.

Use The Spare Bedroom As A Home Office

Home office in a West Lafayette apartment.

When choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette, the tipping point may be finding a place to work. Home offices are becoming very common, and it’s helpful when you don’t have to have your computer and documents so they’re covering the living room coffee table. You can get a small futon or couch for visitors and use the second bedroom for a workspace. When your work is finished, just shut the door with your stuff on your desk and you’re ready for tomorrow.

An Apartment Visit To The Ivy Can Help You Choose Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In West Lafayette

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in West Lafayette is a tough call. You may not know what an apartment is like without an apartment tour. Call The Ivy Towns and Flats at 765-300-4521 to schedule a visit or schedule a tour online.

The Ivy Towns and Flats
1900 Foxglove Way
West LafayetteIndiana 47906
Phone: 765-300-4521
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The Ivy Towns and Flats
The Ivy Towns and Flats is a luxury apartment community located at Sagamore Pkwy W and Cumberland Ave. in West Lafayette. Owned and managed by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Purdue University.
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