When looking for an apartment, you may feel overwhelmed as you sift through all those lists of amenities. You should decide which ones are non-negotiable. But also consider which amenities are worth paying extra for compared to those that you can really live without. It can be stressful, but it will improve your apartment living experience.
It is rare to find an apartment that checks all the boxes on your wish list. Still, it’s important to develop and prioritize the items on your list to ensure you find the right mix. Include those amenities that fit well with your lifestyle. We’ve compiled a list of popular amenities that could be perfect additions to your wish list.
When looking into what an apartment has to offer, there are two types of amenities to go over:
These are extremely important, as they could make your life easier, and save you time and money. However, not all in-unit amenities are equally important.
In today’s world this may be one of the most important things to look for. Not having this amenity on the list is not an immediate red flag, but it offers convenience, and saves you time and money.
In-unit full size washer & dryer
This one may seem obvious but having your own washer and dryer in your own apartment can be a lifesaver. You won’t have to share with the rest of your complex, which saves you time and money.
Key fob-controlled access and security
Security and access control are important considerations. You need to feel safe and comfortable – it’s not negotiable.
Secure, covered parking
It’s nice never having to worry about where you might leave your car, and when parking is covered, you won’t have to worry about the weather!
Having enough closet space may be a trickier amenity to find when looking at apartments, so having the room for your entire wardrobe plus some odds and ends can be a selling point.
Stainless steel appliances
There are some appliances that are absolutely essential – an oven, a stove, a refrigerator, etc.
Often lighting gets overlooked, but it shouldn’t. Lighting can make or break a home. It may not seem important at the time, but after spending weeks or months in a badly lit space can be draining.
Some other in-unit amenities include spacious balconies, Quartz countertops, custom vinyl wood flooring, etc. These are definitely not necessary survival tools, but they can bring comfort and luxury into your home.
While these types of amenities may seem much less important, they can determine how comfortable and involved you feel in your community, and therefore your apartment.
Walking distance from fine dining, shopping, and entertainment
The characteristics of your neighborhood are an amenity in and of themselves. What surrounds your home is extremely important.
Resident discount to Sports and Wellness
Why pay full price for a gym membership when your apartment offers a discount? This can be a big motivator both to choose this apartment and to work out.
Does your complex have amenities that enhance your time at the property? These could include pools, community grills, fire pits, and clubhouses. Does Management make a point of making you feel part of the community with regular on and off-site resident events? Often, amenities like this can make the difference between your apartment being a place you live, and really feeling like home.
Remember, where you live matters. You should love where you live – all amenities included. Platinum Apartments has all the features you want right in the heart of Nob Hill. It’s truly a luxury living experience.
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