If you’re reading this on slow wi-fi from the cramped confines of your icy cold (or blazing hot) overflowing apartment, you are not alone!
Renters’ regret is almost as bad as buyers’ remorse. It’s not always easy to know exactly what you should look for when renting an apartment. We get it. If you’re on the hunt right now, there are 5 must have apartment amenities that you especially need to think about before you become a statistic.
According to a recent survey conducted by ApartmentGuide.com, there are a number of most popular apartment amenities you crave most, and you should definitely keep them in mind when considering new digs. See if you agree with those surveyed.
5 Most Popular Apartment Amenities You’d Really Rather Have
1. More storage space: 31%
Coming in at #1 is storage. No surprise there! But what might surprise you is that those who actually have ample storage space say they would be happy to trade it in for a dishwasher!
2. A dishwasher: 16%
16% of respondents prioritized dishwashers as their most wanted amenity, with women twice as likely to prioritize a dishwasher as their male counterparts.
3. Fast, reliable Wi-Fi: 16%
With 16% of respondents listing fast Wi-Fi as their most wanted apartment features, Gen Z and Millennials were 40% more likely to prioritize this amenity in their living situations than older generations.
4. Parking: 15%
While it is a desired amenity, renters are only willing to shell out an additional $34 per month for a parking spot. Notably, residents of notoriously space-starved Los Angeles were only willing to pay an extra $5 for a secure spot for their car.
5. Central heating/air conditioning: 11%
Of the 43 million rental housing units in the U.S., approximately 48% have central heating and air conditioning. Of those who already have air conditioning, over 33% say heating and air conditioning were their most important apartment feature.
The most popular apartment amenities you’d really rather have — over 1/3 of all renters aren’t satisfied with their apartment amenities… are you among them?