What to Expect when Renting Furnished Apartments

6 July 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


When you are just starting out in life you may not have a lot, but you will need to have a place to live, and furniture for your place. But, it does take time to get enough money for an apartment and furniture, and you may not have enough for both, yet you still want to get out there on your own. Luckily, there are many landlords out there who rent out furnished apartments. In most cases, you will have pretty much everything you need except for bedding.

But, not all furnished apartments are the same, and not all have the same furnishings and amenities. If you need a furnished apartment, here are some of the things that may be included in the rental:

Furniture

Pretty much all of the furniture you need will be provided with a furnished apartment. This includes a kitchen table and chairs or the equivalent, living room furniture (sofa, chair, coffee table, end tables, etc.), and furniture for each bedroom (bed, dresser, night stand, etc.). As well as the basic furniture you need, the landlord may also supply you with floor and table lamps.

Don't be upset if there are scratches, nicks, etc. on the furniture. While most landlords do strive to create comfortable living spaces for their tenants, they need to keep their budgets in mind, and most furniture is gently used. If you are lucky, the landlord will even supply a television and DVD player.

Appliances

Your furnished apartment will also come with basic appliances. There will be a fridge and a stove, and if you are lucky, there will either be a washer and dryer in the apartment, or the building will have laundry facilities. Some landlords will also provide other appliances, such as microwaves and dishwashers. The landlord may also provide an air conditioner, depending on the weather in the area where the apartment is located.

Dinnerware, Cookware, and Linens

Some furnished apartments will come complete with everything you need for cooking and eating. This includes some pots and pans, dishes, glasses, and cutlery/utensils. You may have the option to use these or provide your own, which many tenants do prefer to do if they are able to. The landlord may also provide linens, including bedding, towels, and washcloths. Again, this is often optional, and many tenants do opt to purchase their own fresh linens just because they want to have their own.

To learn more, contact a company like Adelaide Dresscircle Apartments with any questions you have.


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