What Size is Considered a Big 2-Bedroom Apartment?

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So you decided on a 2-bedroom apartment and are trying to figure out if the floor plan you picked out is large enough. Just what is considered a large 2-bedroom apartment?

A 2-bedroom apartment generally averages around 800 square feet. A 2-bedroom is generally considered large when it is 900+ square feet.

A typical 2-bedroom apartment has a distinct living area (or combination living and dining area), one or two bathrooms, a kitchen, and two bedrooms. If the space is larger, you may have additional features like:

  • a distinct dining area
  • storage
  • laundry room
  • large wardrobes
  • a small study or den

Is 800 square feet considered big for a 2-bedroom apartment?

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800 square feet is about average for a 2-bedroom apartment, but if you are in a major downtown urban city like New York, Philadelphia or D.C., then 800 square feet is a nice size.

Is 1,000 square feet big for a 2 bedroom apartment?

Yes, 1,000 square feet is considered a nice size for a 2-bedroom apartment, especially in a downtown major city environment.

How Much Does a 2-Bedroom Apartment Rental Cost?

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The cost to rent a 2-bedroom apartment will depend on several factors. Some of them include –

  • apartment location – city and proximity to downtown
  • size of the apartment
  • features and amenities available in the apartment complex
  • interiors of the apartment (whether budget or premium)

Apartments in bustling cities like Philadelphia and New York come at a premium, even for the tiniest of spaces, especially if you live in the city center or in a nearby neighborhood. These apartments are usually higher in demand for their convenience and proximity to workplaces. Plus you have the added benefit of never having to travel too far to grab a bite.

How to Check the Size of a 2-Bedroom Apartment

Most property listings online describe the apartment in greater detail, usually including how big the apartment is. Sometimes the pictures may also give you an idea of the apartment size and features available. If for whatever reason this is all unclear, then check with the landlord or listing agent before viewing the property. Here are some questions to ask –

  • What is the overall size of the apartment?
  • Do the bedrooms have enough space for dressers, bedside tables and anything else I might want to add in there?
  • Is there space anywhere to set up a home office?
  • Does the bathroom come with a separate shower and bathtub or is the shower over the bathtub?

Avoid scheduling an apartment tour before you get all the information you need in order to use your time most efficiently. After all, there’s no point in organizing a tour of an apartment that doesn’t meet your lifestyle needs.


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