When searching for an apartment, it’s vital to ask yourself what’s most (or more) important to you when it comes to amenities. While some prefer a resort-style pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center, others are content with a gated community or a dog park.
Many amenities today are focused around the luxurious things in life, so let’s take a look at a few luxury amenities that you may be interested in adding to your wish list:
Yes, laminate countertops are dandy, but it sure is nice to be able to set down a hot pan from the oven or cut veggies directly on the counter without having to put a potholder or cutting board down. Does this seem a bit upscale? Well, that’s because it is! But granite countertops are rising to the top of renters’ wish lists because of its appearance, endurance, and high quality.
If the kitchen has granite countertops, it’s likely that the bathrooms do as well. Might as well keep the luxurious feel flowing throughout the apartment!
Modern Kitchen Appliances
Ah, stainless steel. It’s like a breath of fresh air to see glistening stainless steel appliances when you walk into your front door. Is it a luxury? Yes. It is a necessity? That’s up to you to decide! Stainless steel appliances are often priority on renters’ wish lists because they’re updated, modern, and much more durable than older or less expensive appliances. After all, a kitchen with granite countertops isn’t complete without modern kitchen appliances to match!
Outdated kitchens are a thing of the past (literally, because they’re from the past), so let’s focus on the future and stick with modern kitchen appliances for our updated apartment, shall we?
Speaking of a breath of fresh air, this luxury amenity will give you exactly that. Outside time is the best time, and if you don’t want to leave your actual apartment to see some sunlight or check the weather, a private patio or balcony is perfect for you. And luckily, this luxury amenity is more often found than not, depending on the area you’re searching in, of course.
Read a good book, sip your coffee with friends, or simply enjoy some fresh air.
A fireplace may seem excessive to some, but having a fireplace in the apartment has become a pretty common occurrence. This is definitely a luxury amenity that you may or may not desire, but hey, who doesn’t want to curl up by a warm fire and watch a movie in their living room? I know I do.
Fireplaces add a center to the room, and often come with a mantel above, giving you even more room to put your cute decorations and knickknacks. Warm up your winters with this nifty luxury amenity that’ll keep you toasty on the outside and feeling fuzzy on the inside.
Valet Trash/Recycling Service
Thought you were done with household chores after you moved away from home and got your own place? Taking out the trash is one of the most disliked chores of all. Who wants to take out the stinky trash when you could just put your trash bin outside of your front door, and have a valet trash service pick it up for you?
If recycling is a priority of yours, look for an apartment complex that offers not only valet trash, but valet recycling! You’ll narrow down your chore list with this luxury amenity. No more trash duty for you, my friend.
Everyone is different and therefore favors different amenities. At Apartments.com, we want you to explore all of your options when it comes to searching for your ideal apartment. Simply go to the home page, search your city/neighborhood, and click on the "Filter" tab. If luxury rentals are your focus, click the “Luxury” option on the "Search Filters" tool. For a more detailed search, click the other listed amenities you’re interested in such as “Pool” or “Fitness Center”.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Simply scroll to the bottom of the “Search Filters” page, and under “Keyword Search,” type in your desired amenities, such as granite countertops, fireplace, balcony, etc. Happy searching!