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

Whether you’re just starting out in the world, are downsizing later in life, or anything in between, you have a big decision. Do you rent a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis? How you make the choice that’s best for you depends on many things.

What’s Your Price Point?

Some people may want a second bedroom, but can you bear the added rent compared to a one-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis? The additional space might be useful, 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 pay more in utility bills With additional space to heat and cool.

How Will You Handle Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Indianapolis apartment.

As you’re choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or something bigger, don’t forget about everything coming with you. If you’re coming with multiple furniture pieces, you may need the extra space. If anything, a spare room may be the ideal place for off-season clothes or those collectibles you’d like to display. Without the second bedroom, it’s more difficult to decide what’s essential, and you’ll have to find which things to give to a friend, sell, or throw away.

A Spare Bedroom Gives Overnight Guests Privacy

Model bedroom in a Indianapolis apartment.

If you have visiting friends or family, it's convenient for them to sleep in a bedroom instead of crashing on your pull-out couch. Out-of-state guests who stay overnight have a private place they can relax in with the guest bedroom. (Then again, a one-bedroom might convince out-of-town relatives to get a room at a hotel). And if you need, you can reserve the extra bedroom for a dog crate or cat palace.

Additional Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Speaking of your friends: Do you like to entertain? It can be more difficult to comfortably fit bigger groups in a one-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis than in a larger space. You could also convert the second bedroom into a lively game room.

Turn The Extra Bedroom Into A Home Office

Home office in a Indianapolis apartment.

When deciding on a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis, the tipping point may be finding an area to work. Home offices are getting very popular, and it’s nice when you don’t need to have your computer and paper all over your dining table. You can have a comfy fold-away couch or futon for visitors and use the extra bedroom for an office. When your workday is done, just close the door with your stuff on your desk and you’re all set for the next workday.

An Apartment Tour From The Line Can Help You Decide Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Indianapolis

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis is a big call. You might not know what’s right for you without seeing it in person. Contact The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon at (317) 659-6620 to schedule a visit or schedule a tour online.

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