What to Expect When Renting a Furnished Apartment

There are several reasons you might find yourself renting a furnished apartment. Whether you’re relocating for a job and are in between homes, going on an extended business trip, or are military personnel looking for short-term housing, it’s important to know what to expect when you get there. To help, consider this brief guide on some of the things you have to look forward to when renting a furnished apartment.

1. Access to Convenient Amenities

When you need to access corporate housing for extended business trips or relocation, utilizing a furnished apartment in a building with convenient amenities can help you get the most out of your stay. Corporate Suites Network has everything you need to make your stay in Chicago as pleasant as possible. Some of the most important amenities for our residents include wireless Internet at no additional cost and various luxury amenities at each location. We also have locations equipped with private outdoor areas, in-building gyms, movie theaters, indoor and outdoor pools, conference rooms, and even rooftop terraces. For those looking to maximize their stay in Chicago and get the most out of their living quarters, consider our location at State and Chestnut, which boasts fully furnished apartments and spectacular views of the city. Browse our other Chicago locations to learn more about each building’s unique offerings.

2. Move-In Ready Living Space

When you rent a furnished apartment, you don’t need to worry about moving furniture, setting up utilities, or navigating many of the administrative tasks required when moving into an empty space. Corporate Suites Network offers move-in ready apartments to help you simplify and streamline your transition. For the price point, many providers include the rent itself, any and all utilities, WiFi, cable TV, parking, and all of the furniture and houseware. This includes all of the towels you’ll need, soap sets, nightstands, a bed (typically a Queen bed), dresser, clock radio, décor, hangers, pillows and blankets, an ironing board and iron, a sofa, an armchair, end tables, a coffee table, a TV in the bedroom and living room, dining table and chairs, and more. Houseware includes all of the dishware you’d need to cook, eat, drink, and enjoy just as you would at home. Always check with the location you’re interested in renting from to receive a full list of furniture included.

3. Immersive Community Locations

Whether you’re traveling alone or with your family, being in a walkable community is important to maximizing your quality of life while away from your permanent residence. All of the Chicago locations of Corporate Suites Networks housing have great walkability scores, meaning you’re never too far away from a tasty restaurant, music-filled bar, or immersive experience. Do your research to determine which neighborhood would fit your needs prior to settling on your choice to help you better understand what to expect once you move in.

4. Lower Upfront Costs

Since everything you need to live is included in the price of renting a furnished apartment, you’ll save money on moving, relocation, and stocking your apartment. This is especially true if you’re only going to be in a location for one or two months. Rather than choosing between living with limited access to the things you need—such as while in a hotel—or spending thousands of dollars on transporting your furniture to a short-term lease, furnished apartments from Corporate Suites Network allow you to make the most out of your time without breaking the bank. For more information, you can read our article on how to analyze the cost of renting a fully furnished apartment. If you have any questions about pricing or additional costs, don’t hesitate to contact one of our professionals.

5. Simple Relocation and Move

Moving is one of the most stressful events that adults and children endure, yet we tend to do it more often than we’d like to admit. Rather than submitting yourself, your family, and your pets to the tumultuous act of packing up everything you own and driving across the country for work-related relocation, rent a furnished apartment. This allows you to simplify the relocation process and keep your belongings in one place, which is imperative if you plan to return once your job is finalized. While packing your bags and being away from loved ones may not always be ideal, Corporate Suites Network does our best to make each guest feel at home.

6. Pet-Friendly Options

There’s nothing worse than trying to figure out what to do with your pets when you have to move around for work. Leaving them behind can create a lot of anxiety and several housing options don’t provide pet-friendly facilities. When you rent a furnished apartment from Corporate Suites Network, you can choose from a variety of dog friendly options that help improve both of your experiences. While the furnished apartment won’t include dog toys, beds, or blankets inside your space, there are different amenities at certain locations, such as dog runs, dog wash stations, and more. These are aimed at helping you keep your dog comfortable in corporate housing.

7.  A Support Staff and Simple Process

Finally, moving into fully furnished corporate housing with accessible staff will give you a strong support system while simplifying the moving process. Corporate Suites Network provides our residents with a single point of contact to utilize throughout the entire process from the initial booking through any management needs up until you checkout. This means that you’ll never have to waste time explaining the same situation to different people. As an independently owned and operated organization, we guarantee that you’ll receive personalized solutions for your needs, including relocation, insurance housing, temporary assignment, home improvement, and more.