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The Pros And Cons Of Furnished Apartments In Carmel

February 07, 2022
Modern living room at Park 66 Flats

A furnished apartment in Carmel includes all of the furniture you require for living there. When the leasing agent hands you the key, you can walk straight in and flop down on your sofa without the inconvenience of purchasing or moving furniture. This perk can be a great amenity. But do furnished apartments work for all Residents? Before you agree to the lease on a furnished apartment, review the pros and cons and how they match your situation. 

The Benefits Of Furnished Apartments In Carmel

Modern living room at Spark Apartments 

A furnished apartment doesn't interest everybody, but for many people, it makes perfect sense. If you have a case where you don’t want or don’t have to transport your own furniture — or maybe you can't — a furnished Carmel apartment could prove beneficial.

Perfect For Short-term Leases

Many people pick a furnished apartment in Carmel if they aren’t expecting to be there long. These Residents are usually students, in between homes, or working in the area temporarily. You don't want to bring along your own furniture if you could use a short-term lease during a transitional period. A furnished apartment makes moving less difficult.

Save Some Initial Cash Without Buying Furniture

Not everyone who stays in an apartment has their own furniture. You might be moving too great a distance to bring your furniture or moving out for the first time. A furnished apartment has every necessity and saves you the cost of buying beds, couches, and a dining table. Then, you have time to save up and find your own furniture.

Moving Is Easier

Another line item you can skimp on is movers. Without heavy furniture, your moving day will be cheaper and easier. You won’t need to pay anyone to move your furniture or ask friends to help do it.

The Drawbacks Of Furnished Apartments In Carmel

An eclectic style living room at Union Flats Apartments. 

Furnished apartments have perks in some circumstances, but they don’t work for everyone. Before leasing a furnished apartment in Carmel, think about these points.

You Might Not Like The Furnishings

Luxury apartment communities take excellent care of their furnished apartments, but that doesn’t guarantee that you will enjoy the furniture. Everybody has unique needs and tastes. The couch might not fit your style, or the bed may not feel like your own. You should ask yourself if the ease of a furnished apartment is worth an eyesore and a sore back.

Of course, you can find a way to adapt the furniture to meet your needs. A slipcover can give the sofa a a color you like better, and a mattress topper can relieve your bad back.

You May End Up With Duplicate Furniture

If you own furniture already have furniture, you likely don’t need a furnished apartment. You might have duplicate pieces, and even the roomiest floor plans will be short on space for all the things. If you need a furnished apartment because you need a short-term lease, you can store your furniture in a apartment garage or spare room, but that comes with its own cost.

Rent Is Higher

Probably the biggest con of furnished apartments is the more expensive rent. They normally cost more because most furnished apartments are leased short-term and necessitate more maintenance. But the convenience may be worthwhile to you after you weigh the expenses of a longer lease, moving costs, or furniture prices.

Ask Highpointe on Meridian Apartments About Furnished Apartments

If you need a furnished apartment, Highpointe can help. We coordinate with third-party companies to offer comfortably furnished apartments in an attractive community you’ll love calling home. But first, call us at (317) 342-0670 or schedule a tour so we can tell you more.