How Much Home Do You Really Need?
Let’s take a look at which type of flat to consider based on your lifestyle and affordability.
If you're moving from flat to flat, you are probably going to instantly understand the bulk of this article, but if you are moving from, say, maybe a family or student residence area to your new space, then this is about you more than anyone. Choosing how much space and rooms you will need in a new flat can seem like a lot of work, especially with how their prices are normally structured. One-bedroom flats are traditionally more expensive than bachelor flats, while two-bedroom flats are usually the most expensive. Let’s take a look at which type of flat to consider based on your lifestyle and affordability.
Bachelor, The Saving Grace
Bachelor flats are a hit with students, young professionals and couples. Dubbed “Bachelor pads”, these small and intimate spaces offer tenants enough room without having to clean and maintain square metres upon square metres. If you are rarely home, have a busy work schedule, or don't enjoy cleaning all that much, then a bachelor flat is what you should go for as upkeep is faster and suitable for busy schedules and those who don't want to spend hours cleaning. Bachelor flats to rent in JHB CBD also have a cosier feel, especially if you are living alone. Even when you have friends over, you can still communicate from opposite ends without needing to be in the same space; plus, they are ideal for people who have minimal furniture and don't have the finances for decorating and furnishing a bigger flat.
One Bed And A Bit More Space
A one-bedroom flat is loved by the same people as the ones who like bachelor flats, with an addition of a family of possibly three. These are liked for offering the wall between the more private space and a space you can host friends in. These flats are ideal for more storage space in comparison to a bachelor’s. And you can tidy up your space and avoid having things out in the open when you have guests over. A favourable option for those who enjoy entertaining and having guests over.
Two Bed For The Fam
The family benefits of a two-bedroom flat to rent for a family are pretty obvious; more space for the kid(s), amenities such as playgrounds and parks, and being able to live close to essential amenities like grocery stores, medical centres, schools, etc. But lately, we’ve been seeing a rise in single people considering two-bedroom flats to rent as they get to turn the second room into either a home office if they are working from home, a gym or yoga studio, an art or music studio, or simply a closet. Second bedrooms in two-bed flats tend to be smaller, making it easier to clean and maintain too.
After deciding what space is perfect for you, it is important to look at the budget. “How much am I willing to pay? How much can I afford? How far is this place from places such as work and/or school? Will I need to consider money for transport?” and so forth are questions you will definitely ask yourself. We’ve broken down how to budget for your first flat to give you an idea of the costs you will need to factor into your living situation when you move into a new flat because we know it may feel overwhelming.
JHC Is Home
At Johannesburg Housing Company, we are dedicated to giving Johannesburg residents affordable, convenient, and safe homes for themselves and their loved ones. We have a range of buildings in and around Johannesburg offering bachelor flats for those who need their own space, 1 bed and 2 bed for the families and couples. Our rental rates are affordable and haven’t changed in a few years, and we believe in community building with our activities and amenities that connect and build city communities. We have buildings in some of the suburbs that have the most convenient transport access points. Take Heritage View, Legae, Brickfields, and Phumlani Gardens, which are situated in the heart of Newtown, Jozi. Just across from Bree Taxi Rank, a walk away from Johannesburg Park Station and Gautrain Station, and just a bridge away from Braamfontein, because we understand that city living can get expensive and stressful.
Whether you are looking for some personal space or need to move your loved ones closer, we have a home we think you’ll love. Follow us on our social media platforms to connect with us and gain more information on all things rental.
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