Why A Single Person May Still Need A Two-Bedroom Apartment

Posted on: 14 July 2021

If you are a single person with no children and are looking for a new place to live, you may feel that you only need a one-bedroom apartment. After all, you will be the only resident in the space. Nevertheless, a two-bedroom unit may be a better option. Here are a few reasons why. 

You May Need an Office Space

If you work from home periodically or full-time, it can be helpful to have your own office space. The second bedroom can fulfill that need. 

Since most bedrooms have doors, you can close the door to the room when you are not working to keep your work time completely separate from your times of recreation and moments of relaxation. 

The separate space can also ensure that your work is safely packed away from the prying eyes of guests. Additionally, it can help you keep your work tidy and organized. 

You May Need a Study

Even if you don't work from home, if you are a student or plan to go back to school, the extra bedroom can become a study. You can organize the space to make it easy to handle online classwork, study for tests, and complete assignments. 

None of the clutter of school papers has to be stored in your regular living space.

You May Have Occasional Overnight Guests

If you have friends or family members who occasionally spend the night, a second room could grant them privacy and a cozy bed. Although some people with single-bedroom apartments have a sofa bed in their living room, these couches are rarely as comfortable as an actual bed. 

In addition, the bed can be kept guest-ready with fresh linens and comfortable pillows. Thus, you can entertain a visitor at a moment's notice. With a sofa bed, you have to prepare the couch for its use as a bed. The transformation process can be time-consuming and inconvenient.

Rental Income

If your landlord allows you to sublease, the second bedroom could become a source of income. You could rent the space to an approved tenant at a fair price. 

The extra money could cover much of your own rent and help with the cost of utilities. Nevertheless, before renting the space, be sure to consider how much the addition of another person will affect your energy costs. Also, discuss ground rules with prospective roommates beforehand.

To see a list of available two-bedroom apartments for rent in your area, schedule a consultation with a local real estate professional.