The traditional way of looking for Apartments for rent in Koreatown is to find an apartment you like online, or in the newspaper, sign a lease, move in your belongings, and then go out and purchase furniture and other necessities to furnish the place. This can be an extremely costly endeavor, especially if you don’t plan to stay in the apartment for more than one lease term.
Many young professionals are finding a more affordable and logical option in renting furnished apartments, which allows them to move in without worrying about how they will also afford and move in large and expensive furniture. At the same time, furnished apartments may not include absolutely everything you will need in your living space. Read on to learn more about what a furnished apartment may provide, and what you will likely have to purchase or bring yourself.
In the Kitchen
When looking at a furnished apartment for rent Koreatown, you can usually expect the kitchen to come with a refrigerator and stove/oven at the bare minimum, though most furnished apartments also include other appliances like dishwashers, microwaves, and toasters. Some may even provide smaller kitchen items like pots and pans, coffeemakers, or dishes, but tenants are usually expected to bring those items themselves.
Living Room Amenities
Living rooms are gathering spaces that allow roommates to converse and enjoy each other’s company. Furnished living rooms usually have a couch and/or chairs, coffee table, and some storage space, such as shelves or a bookshelf. More fully furnished living rooms may also come with a television, gaming system, and even house plants!
When a property manager or property website uses the term “furnished” to describe bedrooms, that usually entails a bed, dresser, nightstands, lamps, and potentially a desk. More comprehensively furnished apartments could also provide a bed frame, sheets, pillows, chairs, and extra blankets. Many furnished apartments also have the added touch of installing artwork or photos on the wall of bedrooms to give it a more homey feel.
A semi-furnished bathroom should have basic bathroom fixtures, such as a toilet, sink, and shower, though you may be expected to purchase a shower curtain, trash bins, and other accessories. Fully furnished bathrooms may come with easily forgotten items, like a soap dispenser, toilet brush, toothbrush holder, or hairdryer. Some may even come with a set of towels and floor mats.
When In Doubt, Ask What Is Included
The general descriptions of what is included in a furnished apartment are just that- general descriptions. Each furnished apartment will differ in what it provides and what it doesn’t. Before you assume that you won’t need to bring towels or a television, reach out to the property manager to confirm what amenities come with the apartment.
Some properties may include a handy checklist to help you determine what you need to bring well before you begin the moving process. It’s always better to ask and get a confirmation when you aren’t sure than to have to make a mad dash to the store at the last minute to pick up something you need.