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When it comes to living together as a couple, having a certain amount of space can have both its pros and cons.

Living in a larger place accommodates more room for shared possessions, but sometimes the increased rent cost can be a financial sacrifice. Depending on your dynamic, individual living needs, and your needs together as a couple, you may be fine in a one-bedroom unit, or you may choose to enjoy the extra space, together!

  • Pros Of Renting A One-Bedroom Unit

Of course, the first thing we look at is the cost-benefit. Oftentimes a one-bedroom apartment unit is cheaper than a two-bedroom apartment. Some people may prefer the cosiness that a smaller space brings. If you two are minimalists, enjoy simple living and close quarters, a one-bedroom is perfect for you.

  • Cons Of Renting A One-Bedroom Unit

On the other hand, some people may not enjoy the cosiness a one-bedroom apartment brings. Some couples prefer to have spaces for their own hobbies and interests. While the one-bedroom units at the Nautical Luxury Suites at Summerside vary in sizes (the largest being 847 sqft.), sometimes a bit of extra space is needed. Remember when it comes to storing any extra possessions, our buildings also come with secured bicycle storage and on-site heated storage lockers included in our amenities.

  • Pros Of Renting A Two-Bedroom Unit

Space, space, space! While it’s dependent on the floor plans individually, generally a two-bedroom unit will have that space you want! More space is great if you enjoy decorating, or hosting dinner parties (once it’s safe to do so again!), or have houseguests.

  • Cons Of Renting A Two-Bedroom Unit

The only downside is the potential increased rent, but when looking at the potential for more activities, room, and space to breathe, the increased rent cost truly seems minimal. The only other con to renting a two-bedroom unit is more space to clean!

Uses For A Spare Bedroom As A Couple

If you decide to rent a two-bedroom unit as a couple, there are many different uses for your spare bedroom, and considerations to take into account about the true benefits of having extra space to call your home.

  • Spare room for guests

If your physical distancing bubble includes friends who want to come to visit your home, it’s always nice to have a spare room for houseguests to spend the night and a proper spare bed instead of a couch for them to sleep in.

  • In-home office

If your workspace has transitioned to remote work during COVID-19, it can be incredibly relaxing to have a dedicated workspace to use as an in-home office. Instead of setting up your computer at the kitchen table, having a spare room can easily be transitioned into an office. If you and your partner are both working from home, it can be turned into a co-working space!

  • Creative activities and art room

Perhaps you’re the creative type. Maybe you like to paint, draw, play musical instruments, or any other creative activities that you’d need more space for, a spare room can do wonders to give you the room you need. By keeping these activities and supplies needed in one place, it helps to reduce the overall clutter of your home and helps to keep things more organized.

Should I Rent A One-Bedroom Or Two-Bedroom Unit?

Looking at the minimal increase in rent cost vs. the pros of having more space, if you can afford it, a two-bedroom unit is always the best option for a couple. While you can co-exist comfortably in a one-bedroom apartment with your significant other, having the extra space can take off some of the pressure and allow you to each have your own hobbies within your home, especially during a time where we’re all spending more time indoors.

Free Rent! And More

This fall when you rent with the Nautical Luxury Suites at Summerside, the first months’ rent is on us!

Our one and two-bedroom units feature in-suite amenities like full-size front-load washers and dryers, programmable thermostats, patios with natural gas BBQ outlets, laminate flooring, modern baseboards, quartz countertops (granite in building 3), microwave, dishwasher, and energy-efficient appliances to give you the most comfortable space to live in,  should you and your significant other choose a one-bedroom or two-bedroom unit. For a complete list of amenities and features at the Nautical Luxury Suites at Summerside, visit our Amenities page.

If you’re looking for a new one or two-bedroom unit in South Edmonton, contact us today to learn about our free rent promotion, and enjoy everything Lake Summerside and our surrounding communities have to offer.