Living in an apartment can be a lot of fun. Accommodation is often close to places of work, it’s easy to look after, and individual buildings can have a kind of community spirit.
But which amenities should you demand from your apartment complex? Well, you’re about to find out. This post covers some of the top things people are looking out for right now in the U.S. and why.
A Relaxation Room
One of the most interesting amenities people are demanding is a relaxation room. Residents want places they can go to relax, unwind, and let the stress leave their bodies after a long day in the office.
Relaxation rooms are pretty much what you might imagine. Most are essentially rows of sofas with deliberately dimmed lighting in the evening, and perhaps some tranquil music playing in the background. Rooms are deliberately set up to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, preparing you for whatever challenges might lie ahead.
Fitness Rooms And A Gym
Another amenity being demanded by people who live in apartment complexes are gyms or fitness rooms. Residents often want to stay fit outside of working hours.
The Driftway is a relatively new development that provides its guests with these facilities. The idea is to keep as much of life’s necessities on-site as possible to reduce the need to go further afield. Residents can simply come home, put on their gym kit, and then immediately go out to do their exercise.
In keeping with the idea that apartments are for young professionals, we’re also seeing some developers introducing co-working suites. These are spaces where people can work together on projects close to their accommodation, potentially reducing commuting.
Some apartment developers are going even further and building large mixed-use buildings. Many workers simply need to take the elevator to their office, reducing the commute to mere seconds.
On-Site Maintenance And Concierge Services
You should also look out for concierge and on-site maintenance services when choosing an apartment complex. Not only are these highly convenient, but they also improve safety. Things get fixed rapidly, reducing the need for you to call out external contractors. And you can vet people as they go through reception instead of facing them directly when you open your door.
Another highly sought-after amenity is rooftop views. You want an apartment building where you can climb the stairs to the top and look out over the surrounding city.
These areas are great locations for celebrations and parties. Most concierge services will let you book shared terraces and balconies for a fee, allowing you to use them as you see fit.
Finally, you want your apartment complex to have private garages. Having somewhere to keep and store your vehicle is essential for keeping it safe, particularly if you live in a big city.
Most developers build private garages in the form of multi-story parking lots under the main apartment complex. Typically, you can park your vehicle here for a fee, though some complexes let you keep a car on-site for free.