Nearly 3.9 million people in the country are currently renting an apartment. This is just a little less than 34 percent of the population. The healthy rental market has a very low 2.2 percent vacancy rate. Apartments come in a variety of different styles and sizes from small studios to entire houses. One convenient type of unit is a furnished apartment rental. These apartments come with furniture and other items already in place. The tenants use the furniture and leave it in the rental when the lease expires. Different properties will include different collections of furniture and other amenities. Renters who are considering living in a furnished apartment will want to understand what is commonly included in each room.
The living room or living area of the apartment usually includes basic furniture. This often means a couch and a table. Most units will have end tables and some type of shelving. One or more chairs could be present as well depending on the size of the rental. There might be light fixtures in the ceiling although it is very common to find one or more freestanding lamps in the room. A growing number of apartments will place a television in the room. This might include cable or other features. A rental without a television will have a table or other piece of furniture that can hold entertainment components. The windows will have some dressing such as shades or curtains.
Furnished apartments can be designed for long-term housing like a normal rental or for short-term housing meant for students or travelers. Some furnished apartment rentals will have a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove and sink. Alternately, the unit might have a kitchenette with just a small refrigerator and a microwave. Furnished units designed for weekly housing sometimes have no defined kitchen or integrate the components into the living space. A rental that is intended for business travelers could include basic housewares such as pots, pans and flatware. These types of apartments might also include a coffee maker and other small appliances.
The bathroom in a furnished apartment rental will contain all of the normal functional features. There will be a toilet, sink and shower or bathtub. There is usually a trash bin. Showers will have a curtain or sliding doors. A business rental might include an ironing board or a hair dryer. The individual rental unit will determine whether there are items like bath mats on the floor or towels on the racks. Some locations do not deal with laundering items on a weekly basis. Free personal toiletries such as shampoo, toilet paper and soap are rarely supplied in these types of rentals.
The bedroom in a furnished apartment rental will contain a bed. Some locations will supply basic linens such as a fitted sheet or mattress pad. Others might not. Nearly all locations will also include one or more dressers for storing clothes. The room might have a closet where shirts can be hung. A nightstand is…