Join the J.C. Hart Team! Click here to see our current job openings.
A J.C. Hart Apartment Community in Carmel, IN

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 downsizing later in life, or just got married, you have a big decision. Do you rent a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Carmel? How you decide what’s best for you depends on many things.

What Can You Afford?

Many renters may want an additional bedroom, but can you afford the added cost when contrasted to a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel? The extra room might be nice, but if plan on using it for storage, consider a detached garage instead.

The cost isn’t all about monthly rent, either, as you might have higher utility costs With an extra room to keep up. 

What About All Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

While you’re choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or something bigger, you should also consider all your things. If you own multiple large furniture pieces, the extra space may sound great. If anything, an extra room may be the perfect place for an oversized bookshelf or those collectibles you’d like to display. With just one bedroom, your decision on what’s essential becomes harder, and you’ll need to find which things to give away, sell, or throw away.

A Spare Bedroom Gives Overnight Guests Privacy

Model bedroom in a Carmel apartment.

If you have friends or family stay the night, it’s easier for them to be in a bedroom instead of crashing on your pull-out couch. Out-of-state family or friends who stay overnight have a cozy space they can relax in within the guest bedroom. (Then again, a one-bedroom might persuade out-of-town visitors to get a room at a hotel). If anything, you can reserve the spare room for your dog.

Extra Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Getting back to your friends: Are you known for entertaining? It is often more difficult to comfortably fit lots of people in a one-bedroom apartment in Carmel than in a larger space. You could also convert the spare bedroom into a lively game room. 

Change The Extra Bedroom Into A Home Office

Home office in a Carmel apartment.

When choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Carmel, the biggest factor may be finding a place to work. Home offices are becoming very important, and it’s helpful when you don’t have to pile your computer and accessories so they cover your coffee table. You can have a comfy fold-away couch or futon for guests and use the spare bedroom for an office. When your work is finished, simply close the door and leave your work stuff out and you’re ready for the next day.

An Apartment Tour From Highpointe Can Help You Choose Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Carmel

Deciding between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Carmel is a big call. You may not know what’s out there without an apartment tour. Contact Highpointe on Meridian Apartments at (317) 342-0670 to schedule a tour or you can book a tour online.