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

September 18, 2020

Model Balcony Patio

Whether you’re finding a place fresh out of college, are downsizing later in life, or anything in between, you have to make a choice. Do you get a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis? How you decide what’s best for you depends on many things.
 

What’s Your Price Point?

You may want a second bedroom, but can you afford the added rent when compared to a one-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis? The additional space might be helpful, but if plan on using it for storage, consider a detached garage instead.

The cost isn’t just in rent. You also may pay more in utility bills due to the extra room. 

How Will You Handle Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Indianapolis apartment.

While you’re choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or something bigger, you should also consider all the stuff you own. If you’re coming with large furniture pieces, you may need the extra space. If anything, a spare room may be the ideal spot for off-season clothes or your sports memorabilia you want to display. Without the second bedroom, your decision on what’s kept is more difficult, and you’ll have to find which things to give to a friend, sell, or throw away.

A Spare Bedroom May Mean Visitors

Model bedroom in a Indianapolis apartment.

If you have an occasional overnight guest, they may be more comfortable sleeping in a bedroom instead of crashing on your pull-out couch. Out-of-state guests who stay overnight have a private place they can stretch out 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 your pet.

Extra Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Speaking of your friends: Do you like to entertain? It may be trickier to comfortably fit bigger groups in a one-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis than in a larger space. You may even be able to convert the spare bedroom into a lively game room. 

Use The Second Bedroom As 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 common, and it’s nice when you don’t need to have your computer and paper so they cover your dining table. You can set up a comfy fold-away couch or futon for visitors and use the second bedroom for a home office. When your work 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 you can set up a tour online.