There is much to consider during your apartment search, including the floor plan. One common mistake of a first-time renter is only looking at the cost of the rent. However, examining a floor plan allows you to see how much square footage an apartment has. You’ll also see other dimensions, such as the kitchen, bathroom(s), and dining area sizes. If you plan on having a roommate, you can also determine the placement of their room compared to yours. Of course, nothing compares to taking an extensive tour. However, the floor plan can help you gauge whether a particular apartment or layout is the ideal fit for you. Here is how to choose the best apartment floor plan.
Think About Location When Choosing a Floor Plan
Ask yourself if you prefer a top-floor apartment or if a lower floor suffices. You might also select a corner unit with the best view of community amenities. Also, a west-facing balcony is something to consider because you’ll be able to marvel at gorgeous views of the sunset.
Factor in Bedroom Placement
Once again, if you plan on sharing your space, you’ll have to consider the bedroom placement. Floor plans, such as our Ascot floor plan, separate the master bedroom from the second bedroom, and the living room divides these two spaces. One reason to keep the bedrooms closer is if you want your children near, keep an ear and eye out for them, and ensure you can rush to them if they need you in the middle of the night.
Picture Your Furniture in the Space
Another mistake many people make when moving into a new apartment is not considering where they’ll place their belongings. For example, if you’re a fan of large sofas or couches, you’ll want a floor plan that accommodates this furniture. If cooking is your passion, examine the width and length of the kitchen, ensuring you have more than enough room to cook delicious meals.
Think About Your Routine
Do you work from home? If so, you’ll need more than enough room for a desk. Floor plans with a den or a second bedroom are valuable to anyone who works from home. You might also require storage space for additional belongings. Some of our select apartments come with garages.
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