The Three Best Reasons to Not Have a Patio
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Whether you are in a studio in the heart of downtown or have opted for a den/study area in your apartment home, you may find yourself figuring out what you can do without a patio. Having a patio may seem like a necessity, but you might not use that space as often as you think. Why not utilize what would be the balcony space into an office, a sunroom, or depending on the area, even an extra bedroom?
Living without a patio can be beneficial in a lot of ways. Take a look at some of the benefits below and maybe even get some creative inspiration on how to decorate your Camden apartment!
One of the best features of apartments without patios is that they generally get a lot more sunlight. Instead of having your sun blocked by a patio roof, your apartment home will light up, especially since these apartments typically have more window space. Not only is natural light aesthetically pleasing and can boost your mood, but with more sunlight coming in, you can also save money on electricity costs! Leaving lights on all day can add up quickly, but when you can simply open your blinds, it makes apartment affordability that much easier.
While there are limitations with what you can do with a patio, you have plenty of options to choose from with your additional space in your apartment. One of the most popular options is to transform this space into a home office! This can be useful as opposed to finding a public space to work. You can convert the area to your needs so that it functions as a usable space for you when you need to lounge or work in your home.
Another great option is to turn that additional space into an extra bedroom. Again, this can be a significant cost saver as opposed to getting an apartment with a second or third bedroom; you can use your extra space to serve as a guest bedroom. If there’s not a door, you can use curtains or wall dividers to add some privacy to that space when it’s being used.
Aside from saving money on your electric bill and cost-effectively utilizing your space, another benefit of not having a patio is having more indoor space for your belongings – namely, storage items. Instead of purchasing a storage unit, the additional room can act as a space for boxes that need to be unpacked (if you have just moved) or even new furniture. That means that’s more money in your pocket to explore your Camden community and check out the nearest shops and restaurants!
Are you interested in losing your patio? Contact your leasing office for more information on how you can transfer onsite to one of these apartments if you don’t already!
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