There are many reasons why apartment living is a more attractive prospect than living in a home. The rent is often more affordable, and, if you’re lucky, you can find an apartment that has some of the utilities included in the rent. But, there are some downsides to apartment living that many people don’t realize because they’re so used to living in a home. Here are some of the important changes to keep in mind when moving into an apartment from a house.
Reduced Living Space
Living in a house can afford you and your family a large amount of living space consisting of several rooms that can be designed and renovated to suit your diverse needs and hobbies. Upon moving into an apartment, you will quickly realize that you have much less living space to suit your needs. Once you’ve settled into your new apartment, utilize clever design tricks that will allow you to make the most out of your limited living space.
Lack of Storage Space
While living in a home, you likely have several rooms and spaces in which to store your extra belongings such as the attic, garage, basement, and extra closets. Once you move into an apartment, you lose access to many of those extra storage spaces. If you’re lucky, your new apartment might have an outdoor storage closet, but don’t count on it.
If you find yourself lacking on storage space, you should consider utilizing some creative storage solutions to maximize your apartment’s footprint. This may require you to purchase special storage items or special furniture that has multiple uses, but it’ll be worth it.
Closer to Your Neighbors
Most residential homes on the same block are built with a designated amount of space between them to allow for more privacy of the residents. When you move into an apartment complex, you share walls with your neighbors. That’s not a lot of buffer space when it comes to noise. Then you must take into consideration your upstairs and downstairs neighbors as well.
Should you find yourself dealing with noisy neighbors in your new apartment, there are some options available to you when it comes to handling the situation. If all else fails, you can always try ear plugs, or you can move your bedroom into a different room.
Most modern homes have the proper outlets and vents to allow for the installation of a washer and dryer inside of the home. This offers both convenience and privacy to the resident of the home, but moving into an apartment means your laundry schedule might have to change.
Depending on the type of apartment complex you’re moving into, the building could have a communal laundry facility with coin-operated washers and dryers. The apartment complex might also offer plugs and vents for you to install your own washer and dryer in your home, but they may have to be a compact washer and dryer or a washer/dryer combination unit.
Before you commit to an apartment and sign a lease, be sure to use these tips as a guide for choosing the best apartment to fit your space and storage needs and your quiet lifestyle. When you’ve signed a lease and you’re ready for the move, give Cheap Movers Las Vegas (cheapmoverslasvegas.com) a call! We’re here to help with all your residential moving needs! You can call, email, or use the quote on our site to get a free moving quote from the cheapest Las Vegas moving companies!