SHARED ACCOMMODATION FLOOR PLANS
Shared accommodation floor plans will vary depending on the house or apartment. However, in almost all instances there will be a number of bedrooms as well as a shared living space. This usually consists of a kitchen, a bathroom, living or lounge room and balcony or outdoor patio area. Shared accommodation will usually also include a laundry facility as well as a car park area, either in a garage or in an underground parking lot.
Shared Accommodation Floor Plan Options
When looking at shared accommodation floor plans there are a number of things to consider, like protocol in case of emergency, such as snow storm safety. If you are living in a house, would you prefer to be on the ground floor or on the top floor? Some shared houses will have bedrooms in the basement as well which tend to be quieter but it can also get darker, especially if there are not many windows.
If you are located on the main floor, then do you want your bedroom to be located close to the shared areas? Many renters enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet at the end of the day and thus you might prefer to have your bedroom a hallway away from the main action. That way you can get some sleep, even if your other roommates are still awake watching television or making a late night snack.
Do you want your bedroom to be located close to the other facilities such as the garage or the laundry room? Again, if you are worried about noise, a bedroom that is located as far away as possible from any action is best. Laundry facilities can get quite noisy, especially front loader washing machines and the sound of cars constantly coming and going can also get quite annoying, especially if you are trying to sleep in. Consider your sleeping habits when choosing your shared accommodation floor plan.
Many shared accommodation units will have a master bedroom which may include a bigger living space, a private bathroom or balcony or a larger wardrobe. If you are taking this room you can expect to pay a little bit more each month. Come up with a solution so that everyone in the house is happy with their bedroom choice.
Shared Accommodation Roommates
In many instances if you are staying in a shared accommodation, you may be living with people you have never met before, especially if you are in a traveler house or a student house. Your landlord will select his renters and you may find that you do not get along with some of your roommates. Living with someone you don’t know can be a little intimidating. However, it is important to understand that shared living is all about compromise. You are renting a bedroom; this is your own personal space. The rest of the house is fair grounds for everyone.
Come up with a schedule or talk to your roommates about your desires. If, for example, you want to have people over one night to watch the football game, then ask them in advance so that they do not hog the television. If you want to have a party, make sure all your roommates are okay with this and none of them have to work at 5:00am the next day. If you prefer to do your washing on a Sunday, talk to them about it so you can come up with a routine that suits everyone. Living in any type of shared accommodation floor plans can be a challenge especially if you are set in your ways. However, this is all part of the fun of trying something new and stepping out of your comfort zone.