Tips for Choosing the Right Layout

Selecting the right layout for your home is one of the bigger decisions you’ll make while apartment hunting. Picking the right home that suits your lifestyle needs and offers you plenty of space to express your personality is a matter to consider carefully. Our Miami Apartments—Monarc at Met3—offers a wide variety of studio, one, two, and three bedroom floor plans so we have compiled a few tips to keep in mind when choosing the right layout for you.

Step one includes figuring out the size of home your lifestyle requires. Perhaps you like to entertain and host dinner parties so a spacious kitchen and living room is essential, but you can compromise on the size of the bedrooms. If you have a significant other, roommate(s), or a family, you may need enough space for an office and a play area. Keep these things in mind as you decide between a studio, one, two, or three bedroom apartment.

Step two requires you to ask for advice. Our parents and friends may have experience renting an apartment that was the wrong size for their needs and may be able to provide helpful insight from their experiences. Ultimately, you will make the final decision, but a few words from the wise can help alleviate some of the stress.

Step three is to trust your instincts. When you walk into the right apartment, you’ll begin to imagine your furnishings in the space. There probably won’t be waterworks like when a bride finds the perfect dress, but the feeling of home should surface in your gut. Listening to this instinct will make your decision so much easier.

Moral of the story is trust yourself, take size, space, and cost into consideration, and have living at your new apartment in Miami!

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Puppy Fever?

Social media is beginning to take over our lives. We enjoy images of our friends’ vacations, their beautiful weddings, and even witness the first moments with their newborn through photos. While these photos bring temporary happiness and entertainment, we would argue that the best photos on social media are the puppies—the more chubby and fluffy, the more likes the pup guarantees. So if puppy fever hasn’t hit you yet prepare yourself because it is coming and we are here to offer tips for when it happens:

Puppies are a huge commitment. You need to be able to commit your time, energy, and love to them. If you aren’t sure you can dedicate your resources to Buddy, it may not be the right time to get a puppy right now.

Now that you have confirmed you’re ready for the commitment a puppy requires, it is time for a bit of research and reflection. Consider the type of dog you want whether that is an active and energetic pup or a more laid back pup that likes to play sometimes. Research different breeds (look up any health concerns for the particular breeds you are curious about) and then begin searching your local shelters and joining adoption groups/pages on Facebook.

Before bringing your new puppy home, it may be a good idea to puppy proof your apartment. Think of the stuff you would normally put away because your sibling is bringing your niece/nephew over to your house. Puppies can be clumsy and a bit fussy much like tiny humans so it is best to make sure to pick things up off the floor so they don’t chew on your furniture, clothing, or shoes.

Create your new puppy a safe space where their toys, food, and bed will be kept. Educate yourself on puppy behavior and puppy training before you bring them home. Research the breed in depth to ensure you have the proper items to take care of the dog you are committing to.