One of the manygreat things about Steeplechase is that they have great 2 bedroom/2 bathroom roommate floorplans that really provide a good amount of space for more than one person to move about. Their Floorplan F is actually designed for roommates and offers seperate bathrooms. Here are a couple tips that I can offer to anyone looking to share an apartment…
- Can you share products? If so, figure out how you will purchase them together. Items like cleaning supplies, toothpaste, laundry soap and even groceries can be shared. You can save money if you and your roommates can come up with a fair way of purchasing these items.
- Respect privacy and space! I’m not just talking about space in the refridgerator for their special jar of Cheez Whiz either. I mean personal space. Life can be testy at times. Maybe they had a tough day at work or school, or with their boyfriend/girlfriend and they may want to just come home and gather themselves together. When you can sense that your roommate may need some alone time at home, be a good roommate and step out of the apartment for a minute so they can have space.
- Pay your utility bills on time! There isn’t a faster way to get a roommate upset with you then getting the utilities that you were responsible for cut-off. Know that if your lax with your bill paying, it’s going to effect someone else’s life.
I’ve had several roommates since college. Some have been friends before we moved in together and some that I just met and lived with in order to share expenses. Most of the experiences have been rewarding, enhancing our friendships and allowing me to build relationships that I still maintain to this day.
The key, as I mentioned, is respecting each other’s space. If you’re looking an apartment designed for reoomates, or know someone who is interested in one, stop by the leasing office for more info.