(Closed) Charming vs. Practical Apartment?

posted 9 years ago in Home
  • poll: Should I go with a charming but impractical apartment, or a practical but not as charming apartment?
    Go with the practical one! : (23 votes)
    82 %
    Go with the charming one! : (5 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    if it is your first time living together go practical, it will mean less frustrations to fight over! Plus it will make the transition from "yours and mine" to "ours" much easier!

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m all about function over fashion, so I said go with the practical one!  Anyway, it would make me happier to come home at night to a nice, spacious house with room for all my things than a cute, but cramped, place.  There’s lots of fun decor ideas that you could do to make your practical space cuter, but you can’t add extra space to make the cute place larger. 

    Post # 5
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    i voted for charming, but it was before i read the description.  So now I say "Practical!", i think you can make it CHARMING, once you move in and put your personality in there.

     

    Post # 6
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    sigh — the charming sounds wonderful, but i voted for the practical!  It just makes sense to have a little extra space so you aren’t always sharing space.  sounds like it will look new and fresh by the time you move in!  good luck!

    Post # 7
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    596 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s hard to say without pictures, since housing is such a personal thing!  Everyone has their own preference for what they like and how they want to live.  I’m inclined to say that I would choose the practical one because you can always decorate it to be cute and charming.

    Post # 8
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    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Go with the practical one. You will appreciate the extra space every single day that you live there.  You would probably stop noticing the cute elements of the smaller apartment over time, and really, if you’re looking for a two-bed, getting a one-bed just because it’s cute isn’t a good idea.

    The apartment that is soon to be ours is a huge two-bed (seriously, it’s one of the biggest I’ve ever seen in this area) within our price range that just happens to be in a neighborhood I very much dislike.  But FI loves it, and I love the apartment enough that I’ll have to get used to the new neighborhood.  You win some, you lose some.

    Post # 9
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Go with practical. You can do sooo many things to make it charming.

    Post # 11
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    2250 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    We went with charming- we got the cutest apartment with white cabinets, so i could decorate the kitchen, but no dishwasher, not a lot of space etc. We moved into a duplex last month that is well…less charming. It has a dishwasher and storage space and a garage! The kitchen is kind of ugly, there is way too much wood. But I am glad every day to have the space!

    Post # 12
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    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    If there’s more room in the practical one AND you love the landlord….well, as a renter who’s had horrible experiences with tiny places and crummy landlords, I would take the practical option. Get the landlord’s commitment to putting in new appliances and painting the walls in writing before you sign a lease though.

    Post # 13
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    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    With practical, you can decorate and make it as cozy and charming as you like.

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