Looking for a new apartment can be stressful, and here at The Apartments at Los Carneros we know that, so we’ve pulled together some ideas about how to make the process go more smoothly. Reduce apartment hunting pressure as you search for the perfect apartment floor plan by being open-minded and prepared throughout the whole process.
Go through your things.
The first step to gauging exactly how much space you need in a floor plan is to figure out how much you have already, and what you will get to specifically to go in a new apartment. So go through your things — your furniture, closet, and storage — and purge. Get rid of anything you don’t use, love, or need anymore. We know that sentimental items can be hard to let go of, but ask yourself if a picture of the item or papers will suffice. If so, recycle or throw away those items. Doing this will open up space in each area of your new apartment home so you will have more free space.
Write down your criteria for an apartment.
Cut down on the number of apartments you need to tour by only making appointments at the ones that are viable options for you. To know which ones those are put together a list of things you absolutely need in an apartment and a separate one for things that are more luxuries. Figure out your current square footage to use as a frame of reference for your next apartment. Also measure your furniture (and any smaller, background things like blinds or drapes) and record the dimensions so you can know if what you have will fit nicely into your new space. Having these things on paper (or stored on your phone) will help you move on quickly from places that don’t work and make educated decisions when you equally love a few options. There are some handy apps that can help you with this process, too.
Imagine how your day-to-day life will work in a space.
You want a space that is convenient and comfortable for you, so as you think of them, jot down any questions you want to ask the leasing agent before you take a tour. Be sure to include questions about the apartment community as well as the features of the apartment itself. Envision yourself interacting with each part of the apartment, from navigating the entrances to hosting friends.
If you’re looking for an apartment that combines all the luxuries and necessities of home living in Goleta, look no further than The Apartments at Los Carneros! Our luxury apartment homes have large and spacious floor plans, stackable washer and dryer, a private balcony or deck, stainless steel appliances, and a keyless entry system. Contact us to schedule a hard-hat tour or learn more, and soon you could be doing that California living right here!
What are your best tips for finding and choosing the perfect apartment floor plan? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading. Good luck!