Two Bedroom Apartment Rentals
Two bedroom apartment rentals are probably the most desirable of all designs, both because, most obviously, of the additional square footage, but also for the flexibility it affords all manner of apartment lifestyles. A true two bedroom must have two separate bedrooms, each with at least one window (most states have laws stipulating that all bedrooms have windows of at least a minimum size to allow the fire department access in the event of an emergency), at least one closet, and a door that closes, with room enough for a bed and a dresser.
Two bedroom apartment rentals have a separate living room, a kitchen, and at least one bathroom.
Though the kitchen may be a separate room, in many two-bedroom apartments, the kitchen is within the living room area, often delineated by a counter-top island.
Two bedroom apartment rentals, especially those found in contemporary, luxury rentals, frequently have more than one bathroom, with at least one being of the “en -suite”, which simply means that this bathroom is only accessible through the bedroom, making it, in effect, a private bath for the person lucky enough to get that bedroom. It is normal that the en-suite is attached to the master bedroom, but not always.
Two bedroom apartment rentals are most especially coveted by families living. There is generally a larger (or, “master”) bedroom and a smaller bedroom in these apartments, and the individual family dynamic often determines who gets which room. If there are two or more children involved, single parents or divorced parents often give the larger bedroom to the kids and hunker down in the secondary room. Even couples sometimes decide to allow the children to move into the master bedroom after a certain age, though that decision is sometimes made less out of benevolent sacrifice and more simply to make sure there’s enough space somewhere to keep all of the toys and games and books and art projects and the rest of it from taking over the living room.
Two bedroom apartment rentals are also ideal for roommate living situations, which, are common among college students, graduate students, and, often, young professionals in their mid- to late-twenties, just starting out in their careers. Of course, many roommates make do with less expensive one-bedroom apartments, either sharing the bedroom or turning the living area into a second “bedroom” each night, with a futon or pull-out sofa doing double duty. But the two bedroom apartment rentals is the ideal option for roommates, who, if the bedrooms are fairly equal in size and desirability, split the rent and all other expenses—cable, wireless, Con Ed–in half, or, if one bedroom is clearly superior to the other, arrange to pay whatever percentage of the monthly rent seems fair.
Most rentals allow roommates to co-sign a lease on a two bedroom apartment rental, so that each person is responsible for paying the rent each month, as well as the security deposit due upon signing. However, this also means that if your roommate leaves, or for some reason stays and stops paying the rent, then you can be held responsible for the full amount.
If you can afford it, a two-bedroom apartment rental is also great for single people, or for couples without children. The second bedroom can have many uses, from a home office (in some cases, this could be a necessity if one or both tenants work from home), to a guest room, to storage, to a small library/reading room and more. Two bedrooms floor plans are also great if you have a large number of roommates living together to save money (just be aware that some areas have laws restricting the number of unrelated people that may live together). 4 people could easily share a two bed by doubling up in each bedroom. Or, three people could share if one person takes the living room as their bedroom. As we discussed with one-bedroom apartments, in some cities walls are sometimes put up, that divides the living room into a small bedroom and a small living area. Laws and regulations vary from place to place on how this can be done, and they go by different names.
Despite their popularity, two bedroom apartment rentals are not always easy to find, especially in our area. Call or Visit us today and see why apartments are like living in a condo or house.