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Furnished vs Unfurnished Flats: Which is Best for You?

May 31, 2017


When searching for a flat, there are numerous things to consider, such as location, budget, and space.  However, you also have to decide whether you need an unfurnished flat or a furnished flat.  There are benefits to both, although the answer is largely based on your individual circumstances.  Let’s look at everything unfurnished and furnished flats have to offer potential renters.

The Benefits of an Unfurnished Flat
When renting an unfurnished flat, you can expect to move into a mostly empty space. In some cases, there may not even be appliances such as an oven or refrigerator within the flat.

•    An unfurnished flat is usually cheaper to rent than one that is furnished.  If budget is a key concern, this is important.
•    You will have the freedom to choose how you fill the space by using your own furnishings.  Of course, if you are moving from another flat, you will likely need to find a removal company to help you relocate your things from one location to the other. 
•     It’s an ideal option if you already own the furniture you need for living in a flat.  Also, it will save the effort of trying to sell your things or arranging for extended storage.


The Benefits of a Furnished Flat
When you choose to rent a furnished flat, you can expect it to come with everything you need to live there comfortably. This includes both furnishings and appliances, although it probably won’t include small items such as towels, linens, and dishes.

•    The flat will be move-in ready. This is perfect for anyone who is being temporarily relocated due to business or looking for a short term lease. It is also a great choice for someone who is moving into a flat for the first time and doesn’t have all the necessary furnishings. In addition, you wouldn’t have to spend unnecessary money and time getting settled in.
•    The process of moving will be much easier. Instead of having to worry about getting home removals quotes, you can simply pack up your clothes and small items and move them all on your own.
•    There should be no unexpected expenses. For example, if the microwave finally gives out, you can contact the landlord for a replacement. In an unfurnished flat, you would have to purchase your own.


Which One is the Best Option?
For many individuals, the better option is likely to be renting an unfurnished flat for a variety of reasons.
This gives you the opportunity to turn the flat into a comfortable home that represents your style. Furnished flats usually include functional and neutral furniture that makes it difficult to really feel comfortable when you are home.
Unfurnished flats are also a better option for families, especially those with younger children with a tendency to damage furniture, because you cannot be held liable for damages to your property, but you can if it is not yours.
      
However, it is important to keep in mind that the best option is largely based on your individual circumstances. If you need a place to stay for a few months for work or university, a furnished flat may be better. This decision will vary from one person to another because everyone is in a different situation. There is simply no right or wrong answer. 

Moving into a new flat is not always easy, especially if you are also moving furniture with you. But not to worry Cheltenham Removal Company, Moving Solutions can help with that.
 

 

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