Shakespeare may have said, “to be or not to be, that is the question.” But for renters, it’s more like “furnished or unfurnished, that is the question.’ Although furnished apartments are not that common, they’re still possible to find with some effort. It, of course, carries its own set of pros and cons.
Furnished apartments usually come with furniture in the living and bedrooms. Living room furniture will likely include a couch, coffee table, end table, and lamps. If you’re lucky, it may also include a bookshelf, a cozy chair, and a basic electronic device such as a smart TV. Bedroom furniture would possibly include a bed and a nightstand.
Furniture is not the only feature of furnished apartments; there are usually additional amenities as well. Luxury furnished apartments generally have a pool, fitness center, and a 24-hour doorman. Some may also offer an onsite laundry facility.
Moving out of or into a furnished apartment helps alleviate the logistical nightmare of movers since the larger items will remain in the unit.
Though you will be paying more than normal rent for a furnished place, you don’t have the added expense of having to purchase additional furniture. Or you have the ability to gradually save money to purchase your own.
Most of the time, furnished apartments are available for lease periods under one year, which makes them ideal when you only plan to be in an area for a short time.
If your goal is to get a furnished apartment, get ready to pay more. Furnished apartments are more expensive due to the added furniture.
You have no control over the way the apartment’s furniture looks or feels; you’re stuck with whatever comes with the unit until your lease term ends.
Furnished apartments are not very commonplace in the city, so you’ll probably have a limited number from which to choose in any given area. Additionally, it will more than likely take longer than usual to find one.
Furnished apartments already have everything in the apartment, which may not leave much space for additional belongings, especially larger, bulkier pieces.
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