Looking for an apartment to rent? That’s great! Finding a place that you can call home gives you a sense of peace and serenity. Even when you think you’ve found “the one,” there are a few things to consider. Here are five measurements you need to take before signing your name on the dotted line.
Apartments can be tricky. You should measure all the doorways to make sure your furniture will fit. Some sofas are oversized, causing massive problems when attempting to move in. You need to make sure your furniture fits without having to remove doors or struggle with doorjambs.
Your first order of business is to measure the length, width, and height of each room. Will your furniture fit, or do you have too much furniture? Consider every room in the space from the living room areas to the bedrooms. Consider the dimensions and try to arrange your furniture on paper or with an app before you sign. Once you do, it’s too late.
One of the worst things that could happen is getting to your apartment on move-in day, and you cannot get your furniture into the elevator. If this will be a problem, you need to make sure there are alternative ways to get your furniture to its intended destination. You need to measure diagonally, the width of the doors and the height of the elevator.
Imagine getting wedged in a staircase that is too small for your furniture. That wouldn’t be nice, would it? You should measure the stairs from top to bottom, including any sharp turns that may be needed. One inch can make a difference when you don’t have enough room to do what you need to.
Check the hallways leading to the bedroom and other areas of the apartment to make sure there is enough room. Additionally, make sure to check the landings and hallways outside your building and on the way to your apartment. These areas are crucial and often overlooked. One miscalculation can turn moving day into a disaster.
Moving into a new apartment should be special. Don’t ruin it by not having all the information you need before making such a huge decision. The last thing you want is to be faced with having to sell items because you don’t have enough room or cannot get those items into the space. Renters must do their due diligence. Be proactive and enjoy your new home!
For more information on finding a beautiful home, contact us at Aria Properties! We will help you from start to finish when looking for a perfect new space.