Thinking of moving? There are many things to consider when moving to a new apartment - price, location, and safety to name a few. In recent years, there’s an increasing supply of furnished apartments, which offer a great alternative to unfurnished apartments. Furnished apartments offer the convenience of walking into your new apartment without having to purchase new furniture to fit the size and style of the new location. Furnished apartments are frequently the most convenient option for moving to a new place, but are they the best option for you? Weigh the pros and cons of furnished apartments before you make your decision to see if they are right for you.
Not all furnished apartments are the same. There could be variations on how “furnished” an apartment will be. A “semi-furnished” apartment would include the most important pieces of furniture such as a sofa, bed, dresser, table, and chairs, whereas a fully furnished apartment would include all of those along with smaller pieces and stylish deco. Having everything you need in the apartment will allow you to move in right away without the expenses of a moving truck and purchase of new furnitures. However, if you originally had furniture, you wouldn’t be able to keep them anymore, and will have to either throw them out or re-sell at a lower price.
Most furnished apartments are on short term leases because most renters are students, young professionals, or singles who move around more often due to job transfers, school graduation, or life changes. However, a major drawback for the convenience is higher rent and higher security deposits. Since the landlord is providing an extra service by offering a furnished apartment, the rent will be a few hundred dollars higher per month than unfurnished ones. So depending on how long you’re planning on staying in the apartment, the additional rent costs might outweigh the initial moving and furniture costs you have saved.
The furniture at furnished apartments may seem like a blessing for some, but can be a burden for others. Unlike unfurnished apartments where you only need to watch out for not damaging the walls or dirtying the carpet, furnished apartments make you responsible for all the furniture as well. If an accident occurs, you will have to take care of the repair and replacement costs. Aside from the extra responsibilities, the design scheme of the furnished apartment may not suit your own preferences. In addition, the quality of the furniture prepared may or may not be on par with what you are normally accustomed to. Although you have little freedom to decorate the apartment on your own, you can still rearrange the furniture according to your liking, and purchase smaller pieces of decoration such as flowers, or paintings to add your personal touch.
Moving to a new apartment is like the opening of a new chapter in your life, so it’s a major life decision for you. If you’re still unsure on how to pick between a furnished apartment and unfurnished apartment, or want to discuss more in detail on how to determine if one furnished apartment is better than the other, feel free to book an appointment today at Creative Rental Solutions. If you have more questions or concerns, you can reach as at 1-844-392-4713, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.