When you’re in the middle of an apartment search, no matter how detailed your “must-have” list is, it is still easy to overlook some important features. When you’re apartment hunting with a roommate, this can become even more complicated! Here are some good things to keep in mind when choosing a 2 bedroom floor plan that will comfortably house you and your roomie-to-be.
DO EITHER OF YOU COOK?
If you and your roommate-to-be both love cooking, there’s a good chance that you’re both moving in with your fair share of kitchen gadgets and cooking utensils. You’ll also probably both want to be in the kitchen almost every night. To help keep the peace, consider factors like the size of the kitchen, the amount of storage space available, and how functional the space is: can you both be in the kitchen at the same time without stepping on each other’s toes? Is there a dishwasher to help with a speedy cleanup? Are the fridge and cabinets spacious enough to hold both of your ingredients and snacks?
WHERE ARE THE BEDROOMS LOCATED?
Are the bedrooms side by side? If one of you is a night owl and the other is an early bird, this setup could potentially cause an issue! Also, if one bedroom is right next to the TV room…we recommend giving that to the heavy sleeper in the household! Common knowledge says to search for a split layout allowing for the bedrooms to be buffered by the common areas of the apartment.
CAN YOU REALLY SHARE A BATHROOM?
While there are plenty of two-bedroom one-bathroom floorplans out there, is it realistic to share a bathroom with your roommate? If your daily routines are pretty similar (working 9-5, workout at 7 pm), it is wise to seek a two-bedroom two-bathroom floorplan to avoid forming unnecessary tension during those rushed hours of the day.
HOW MUCH SUNLIGHT GETS IN?
One of you may love the morning sunshine while the other prefers to sleep until noon. Perhaps both of you love opening up the blinds and letting the sunlight pour in. Whatever the case may be, take note of where the windows are and which way they face to ensure your preferences are met.
HOW MUCH STORAGE SPACE DO YOU NEED?
Sure, most of us think to check the closet space in our bedrooms before moving in, but it is wise to consider your shared storage space as well. If you could envision your hall closet quickly becoming overrun by your roommate’s peacoat collection, consider giving them the bigger bedroom closet, leaving more space for your stuff in the coat closet. This goes for any linen closets or shelving as well.
Ready to find your new place?
We have some great 2 bedroom floorplans available here at Park Chelsea that are perfect for roommates! Check them out below, then get in touch with our leasing team to schedule your tour: call 202.848.1630 or email us!
Already live here and want to tell your friends to move in? Refer them to a 2 bedroom and you’ll BOTH receive $700 when they move in!