Most of the times, when we’re talking about a student apartment, we are also talking about having to share the place with a roommate. This means that you will have to suffer a certain discomfort, whether it is related to the occasional loud noises your roommate will make or to having to share the same bathroom early in the morning when you are both in a huge hurry. To feel better and more intimate in your apartment that you happen to be sharing with another person, there are plenty of things you can do. Not only will these things improve your overall experience, but they will also improve your roommate’s experience as well.
This article will offer you some tips that are supposed to help you when it comes to optimizing your way of life and feeling comfortable in an apartment that you have to share with another student. Most of the new apartments in Virginia Beach are usually shared by at least two students.
First of all, let’s look at furniture. To be able to move freely through the apartment, you will both need light furniture and small furniture. Also, you will eventually have to move out, and if you had rented an unfurnished apartment, this usually means that the furniture is yours, and you will have to move it yourself. Always go for comfort and not size. Try to use chairs and other pieces of furniture that will make your experience there more comfortable.
Also, try to save as much space as possible. Do you need that huge library? Maybe you should buy an e-book instead to save some space and keep everything organized. Most furnished rental apartments don’t even have a huge library.
Also, one of the most difficult things you will have to accomplish on a daily basis while living with a roommate is studying. This is why you will eventually need a personal space. See it as an office. You could use, for instance, paneled walls to divide your studying space from his. Even though this may seem a bit unorthodox or ‘not nice’, it is not.
Try to use desks that are designed for tight corners. Also, instead of buying that huge monitor and a great gaming PC, you could try to spare some money and buy a laptop instead, since you will probably use it for studying more than you will use it for gaming anyway. Most rentals in Virginia Beach are not that spacious anyway.
Another problem that comes with sharing the place with someone else is the fact that the walls are usually too thin. To avoid any unwanted and disturbing noise, you could easily use some headphones instead.
All in all, there are plenty of adjustments you can make to make sure you will live comfortably in a student apartment.