Apartments come in different sizes and configurations.
- If you need a one bedroom, you probably will want an apartment of at least 550 square feet.
- If you want a 2 bedroom, you will probably want an apartment of at least 750 square feet.
- If you want a 3 bedroom, you probably want at least 1,100 square feet.
Here are some other factors to consider.
How many bedrooms do you need?
This will depend on how many people live in the apartment. If you live with roommates, each person will likely want their own bedroom.
Do you have any special requirements or considerations?
If you work from home, then you will likely need a home office. Other factors that influence your decision include your personal hobbies and activities, whether you like to host people, if you want to work out at home and whether you need space for a home gym.
Do you have a pet?
If you have a pet, you will likely want more space for the animal to move around. Make sure, at a minimum the pet has enough space. Make sure a pet is allowed in the lease.
What features do you want in the apartment?
The features you are looking for will also influence the size of the apartment. For example, are you comfortable with one bathroom or is having two bathrooms a must? Do you want a large balcony? Do you want a large kitchen? Do you want an extra bedroom for guests, large closet space for your personal belongings, or a washer and dryer in your apartment? The features you need or want, you will need influence apartment size.
When do you need smaller apartments?
You may not need a large apartment if you live alone, don’t work from home, and go to a gym to work out. If you travel for work a lot, own or rent another residence in a different location, you may find a smaller space to be a better fit. Hopefully this article provides a nice start.