Deciding on your living space is one of the most important decisions you'll make as a renter.

When living on your own, you'll need to decide between a bachelor and a one bedroom apartment. This can be a tough decision, so we've put together a comparison to help you weigh your options. 

Bachelor suites are generally one large room with a separate bathroom. This means your kitchen, bedroom, and living room are all in one space. Bachelors are typically less expensive than a one bedroom apartment, with pricing differences dependent on property features and location. Because the interior of the apartment is not separated by walls, you can divide the space up however you like with clever decorating and room dividers. Bachelors allow you to live a minimalist lifestyle so you can avoid clutter and stay organized. 

One bedroom apartments are more popular with those who want a larger living space and a private bedroom. These suites tend to have more standard divisions between the kitchen and living room, and there is a separate bathroom and bedroom. These types of apartments are favourable for those who like to entertain, as it provides more space for guests. Not all apartment buildings offer bachelor suites so you may find it easier to locate a one bedroom apartment for rent.

Time for a change? Many choose to live in a smaller suite to offset the cost of other amenities. For example, choosing to rent a bachelor suite may help you afford the rent in a prime location or with a building that offers added amenities. A one bedroom apartment is essentially an upgraded bachelor suite. You'll know you're ready for an upgrade when you want more space for entertaining, need more storage, or just want more privacy.

When you're ready to move out on your own we have a variety of suites to meet your needs.