Morton Illinois apartments are a housing option chosen by many, and the reasons why renters live in them can be as diverse a crowd as they are. Renters tend to come from all walks of life and backgrounds, and there are apartments rented or owned by people of all levels of income or economic class.
Some renters live with their family or someone they love, married or otherwise. However, some folks don’t immediately have anyone to live with, and they must decide if they are going to share their Morton Illinois apartments with someone else as a roommate.
A number of renters get around it by looking for studio or one-bedroom apartments, which only have a single spot for sleeping. This is a simple lifestyle some prefer, but many also realize that the average price per square foot is not as ideal as larger apartments which are more cost-effective.
That’s why many choose to get roommates. For more than anything, it’s to save money. Two people splitting an apartment together can halve their rent and utilities, facing lower individual monthly bills than someone living in a studio or one-bedroom. That’s one reason why so many apartments are two bedroom models.
Some even take it to extremes and split bills three ways in a three-bedroom apartment. However, such units are not commonly built, and many properties do not even have them, which is why demand for them can actually drive up market values enough that the savings aren’t always that great.
In fact, three-bedroom apartments can sometimes complicate life for the people living in them, particularly if they’re all sharing a bathroom. Being on different schedules or lifestyles might free up bathroom time, but it can mean constant activity and noise that keeps people up. Similar schedules mean everyone needing the bathroom at the same time. Peace is kept between roommates far easier when there are multiple bathrooms, especially if there’s one per bedroom.
Roommates are more than just ways to save money though, as they can be someone to hang out with at home or when you want to head out to eat or see a movie. Shared meals and cooking can really help out people otherwise single and independent though.
Having said all that, there are benefits to living alone. You have a space and sanctuary to call all your own away from the world where you can tune out all the demands and stresses placed upon you. Some even prefer the solitude if they are just getting out a bad relationship or particularly hectic phase of life. You can also decorate or furnish it however you want, without worrying about what anyone else thinks. You can enjoy the freedom to wear what you want and do whatever you want without answering to anyone else.
The choice to get a roommate or not is ultimately an individual one that’s up to you, so consider your financial needs as well as your lifestyle ones.