A furnished apartment is a space that has been fitted with furniture and equipped with certain amenities. The living room should have at least a couch, table and maybe a coffee table or bookshelf while the bedroom should have a bed, nightstand with lamp, and a dresser. Typically, the furnished apartment will cost more compared to residential spaces that are unfurnished. Furnished apartments vary depending on the landlord and whether other amenities such as kitchen appliances and bathroom accessories are also included.
Pros of Renting Furnished Apartments
- Renting a furnished apartment eliminates the hassles of moving furniture. Also, if you still need to buy additional furniture and accessories, it will be lesser compared to an unfurnished apartment.
- Renting a furnished apartment offers flexible leasing option, especially if you travel often and just the space for a short period of time.
- Renting a furnished apartment saves you from spending a major part of your budget on new furniture especially when it is a short lease and you have limited time to stay at the apartment.
Cons of Renting Furnished Apartments
- There are more unfurnished apartments than furnished spaces which reduces the pool you have to choose from. Maintaining a furnished apartment requires a lot of work by the landlord, so it’s not as common.
- Most furnished apartments tend to offer only the basics, which include a couch, kitchen table, and a bed. You might still end up bringing your own furniture to fill the gaps in the apartment.
- Little or no control over the décor of the apartment. If you don’t like the colour of the couch in your furnished apartment, there is little or nothing you can do about. Also, you won’t have complete control over the look of your apartment. The look of the apartment is mostly determined by the landlord, if you care a lot about interior design, this is probably not the right option for you.
- Furnished apartment is more expensive than unfurnished spaces because you may be required to pay repair and replacement cost which often makes the rent higher. It helps the landlord to cover the cost of replacing or repairing damaged furniture.