Are you moving to an apartment from an independent home? Whatever reasons are for your transition to apartment living, you should consider the “real” things of apartment living without being taken away by the colourful broachers. Will I get enough space? How the life will be like in apartments? What about the facilities? Making such considerations will help you avoid unpleasant surprises down the road.
Apartment living has its pros and cons. But it is for sure that apartment ensures safety, social interaction, no hassles of maintenance and more.
Living in an apartment is the whole new different experience and has its pros and cons.
Here we have compiled the things giving you a real picture of apartment living.
You won’t enjoy a large space in an apartment like you had in an individual house. So be ready to donate or throw away the unnecessary things so that your apartment doesn’t look like a warehouse. You can replace your oversize beds, bed mattresses and furniture with more compact types. But reduced space also comes with an advantage. You can clean and decorate it easily.
Whispering can be heard from the other side of the walls. So, you need to be careful and keep noise levels down to maintain your privacy. What about the noise coming from the other side? Well, you can make your apartment soundproof by installing weatherproof door and adding door curtains.
The blessing in disguise is that you won’t feel yourself alone. Then, you have always a helping hand in access during any emergency.
Apartment living lets you enjoy a range of amenities like swimming pools, 24/7 security guards, gardens, separate play area for kids, tennis courts and gyms. Even a basic apartment building provides most of these facilities.
Rules and Discipline, But They are For Good:
Most of the apartments have society or resident’s association, which is meant for the welfare of occupants and property as well. Besides protecting the rights of residents, the society requires you the rules associated with maintenance, garbage disposal, uses of the facility, etc.
Apartment living also saves you hassle and money on the maintenance, unlike homeownership which comes with a lot of headaches and issues. Generally, an owner or society will take care of the building remodelling and other concerns.
Apartment living is generally not built to your preferences. The spaces are pre-designed and all rooms in the building are almost the same. Then, you may not be allowed to paint the walls.
However, you can personalize your apartment to some extent. Or you can say that you can personalize your apartment while abiding by the rules.
Here are some ways to personalize your new apartment:
Paint the Furniture:
If wall repainting is not allowed, you can paint your old furniture. Give the chairs a bright shade while a new stain is suitable for an end table.
Bring the Plants In:
Plants will enhance your interiors. They add life to your spaces. Use money trees and spider plants.
Install the Mirrors:
Mirrors give a luxurious look to your interiors. As an added bonus, they make your rooms look larger. However, the room should have a one statement mirror as too many pieces will make the space messy and loud.
To make the apartment more home-like, you can use your accessories over those being provided by the apartment. It will take the personalization of the apartment to the next level.
Living in an apartment is a wonderful experience with patience, cooperation and understanding. Make sure to choose an apartment which goes well with your lifestyle needs and budget as well.
Naresh Prashar is marketing manager of E-Living Furniture, a leading online portal for affordable and elegant furniture for all types. Now a busy businessman, he loves to travel around the world and write on related topics whenever finds some time from his busy schedule.