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How many bedrooms do you need in your apartment?

If you’re in progress or about to undertake a search for a new apartment, you might be struggling with how many bedrooms your new place needs to have. It seems like an easy question, but there are many factors that can influence what size of an apartment you choose. Use our helpful questions to decide for yourself.

How many people are you? If you said “two,” and are a couple who will be living together for the first time, you might think you only need one bedroom. What you’ll quickly find out when you live together is that you wish you had two. If you’re consolidating two apartments into one, you may need the second room just for the extra storage space. More likely it’ll house your guests, perhaps an office, or just a place to sit down and have some personal space.

Where do you work? If you said “at home,” don’t even think about getting a one bedroom place. You need two. Separating your work space from your personal space is vital when you work at home. If your bedroom and living area is infused with work objects and energy, you may never take a day off. Use the second bedroom for an office – you’ll probably even be able to save some money on your taxes as a result.

How much time do you spend at home? If you said “none,” and you are one or two people, then you probably only need a one bedroom place. If your apartment is just a crash-and-land pad, don’t hesitate to get a small place. You won’t be thinking about it when you’re not there.

How many friends do you have? If you said “none,” than we are sorry for you and would like to friend you on Facebook. But even if you just said one that may be a reason to get a two bedroom place. If you know you will have overnight guests, a second bedroom is a great idea. Nobody likes to sleep on the couch.

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Amalia Otet
Amalia Otet
Amalia Otet is an online content developer and creative writer for RENTCafé. She loves all things real estate and strives to live beautifully, one green step at a time.

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