Living with roommates can be a great way for each person to pay a bit less for utilities and rent, and for preventing everyone from feeling too lonely or isolated in a big apartment. However, whether you live with new acquaintances or lifelong best friends, people can get on each other’s nerves when sharing a living area. What could you do to avoid all of these frustrations? In addition to discussing openly with your roommates, you should also strongly consider the following few factors that will affect all of your roommates. If you could agree on these factors, you are on the right track towards simple roommate relationships.
Space for Storage
One of the very first things in having an apartment roommate means that you’ll have to double everything at least. Living inside a townhouse apartment where stuff is overflowing out of each room can quickly become agitating and overwhelming. To avoid roommates tripping all over each other’s belongings, look for apartments with plenty of space for storage. These include:
- Walk-in closets in the bedrooms
- Linen closets or cleaning in community common areas
- Built-in shelves
- Bike lockups
- A big pantry in the kitchen
If there’s enough storage space for your apartment roommates to share, then everyone could safely store their belongings in designated spots.
Real Energy Efficiency
You could save additional money by renting out an apartment with eco-friendly appliances. The savings you obtain from decreased utility costs from the dryer, washer, dishwasher, and fridge could help you save up for that new fancy couch. Ask about any other eco-friendly features like showerheads and recycling programs during your appliance search.
Pay close attention to your windows’ size and placement when looking for a spot with your potential roommates. Natural light is an asset not only for attractiveness but for your utility costs too. For example, if your apartment receives a lot of natural light, you could probably save on heating costs. However, just make sure that all of your apartment roommates have access to natural lighting at some point during the day. This will help improve everyone’s mood and helps people also feel like they’ve equally benefitted from the apartment’s various features.
When you’re living with roommates, it will help live in a space with outdoor areas. This way, you could quickly move to one of these spaces once your apartment is feeling a bit too small. Look for townhouse apartments with private balconies or decks and communities with outdoor spots with pools, picnic tables, or fire pits for relaxing.
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!