When planning on buying or renting new home, it usually boils down to whether it would be a house or an apartment. A few decades ago, houses were the main way people lived. This changed when too many people wanted to live in the same place. Apartment were being made. This saved space and allowed more people to live in the same plot of land. Some people preferred it while some didn’t. There’s many reasons why someone would choose a house over an apartment and why someone would choose an apartment over a house. Here are things to consider when picking between an apartment and a house.
Size Houses are usually bigger than apartments. This is because houses are built freely in a plot of land and can be expanded in any direction. Apartments on the other hand is smaller as they are built limited by the number of floors and rooms. This is a big advantage a house has over an apartment. Some people may feel claustrophobic in an apartment. If size is a concern, a house would be the best bet for you.
No maintenance Apartments do neem maintenance but it’s the same as no maintenance because the maintenance is handled by the landlord. In case something is wrong with the plumbing or if there’s any electrical issue, you can easily get a maintenance man to fix it. For houses, you will have to do everything yourself. If there’s a repair, you will have to handle it. If you’re a person who prefers to everything done for you, an apartment would be your best choice.
Changing You cannot change an apartment the way you can remodel and change a house. If you want, you can get wet pour rubber surfacing for your house and so on. You can even break and make new rooms. This not the same with apartments. Most changes would be cosmetic changes. Due to the way apartments are made they cannot be remodeled. Remodeling can affect those who live around you along with the way apartments look, therefore, they are not allowed.
Amenities Apartments have many amenities such as the gym, swimming pool, games room, super market and laundry. This is not the case with houses. Even if you’re children want to play, there are playgrounds with safety surfaces for play areas. If you live in a house, you will have to find one. This may require traveling to some extent.