Things you consider when you look for a Room or Bedspace?

@syoti20 (5296)
Philippines
January 7, 2012 11:22pm CST
I am currently on a survey about Room for Rent and Bedspacing. What are the things you consider in settling or looking for a Room for Rent or Bedspace aside from money. Do you consider the bed frame or bathroom?
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23 responses
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
8 Jan 12
I think the feel of the place, and I must be honest neighbours, neighbours can make your life a misery so privacy from them is a must other than that space for my things and I cam be happy.
@syoti20 (5296)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
Thanks for replying
@johndur (3050)
• Pasig, Philippines
26 Mar 12
location is very important.it should be accessible to your work and to public transport and if you have a car a parking slot is good and also the security of the place is very important..
@inertia4 (26878)
• United States
10 Jan 12
I would look for how clean the place is, how many stars it received and of course the cost of the room. I would also look at any customer reviews to see if it might have bed bugs or not. After all, when you're renting a room, you want to get some place clean and comfortable to stay in.
• United States
9 Jan 12
I actually just sleep on a queen size air mattress now, I find it to be really convenient and it was only about $25, just as comfortable as most beds. Personally, I'll never again live with anyone I don't know really well. I miss having a nice size room with my plushy king size bed and the bathroom with heated tiles. But it's not that big of a deal. I'm rarely ever in my bedroom or bathroom.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
9 Jan 12
Bedframe and condition of the bed is a must check thing for me. After all i'm sleeping on it, i have to make sure i'm comfortable and that's the most important thing. I dun mind about not having bathroom since i can always use the common bathroom. Room space is not a problem either if i'm renting, means i'm not often home due to work. A room and bed is only meant for sleeping, resting and nothing more.. haha
@Andyvil (793)
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
Asides from the price I always look at the safety and security of the area. I always take into consideration fire escapes and how secure the rooms are. Ventilation is also one thing I consider. Since we are located in the tropics it usually gets hot during the summer time and having a well ventilated room may provide a cool and comfortable room.
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
I want my own bathroom if I would be renting, even though how small it might be, a clean bathroom will still make me very happy. It should also be near the main street so it would be easier to travel from work and home. Maybe,you can also look for something that is near a market or any grocery so you can easily buy food even in the middle of the night.
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
I always check for the cleanliness and safety of it, the bathroom and the surroundings also.I don't like to have a messy surroundings and especially the bathroom it should be CLEAN and be used as really as a bathroom .
@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
If the accommodations are all good for me, like the space of the place and the things that I can use are nice and all, the next few things that would determine if I would choose that place or not would be the accessibility of the place and the security that it can provide. Let's say that the services that I can really acquire from are really good and the price is really affordable, if the distance of the place to where I would be going to is even much more than break even, I will just look for another place. What is the use of a very good place if the location isn't really easy for me to navigate from and to? Security for me is quite also important. I'd be leaving some important things there so I would like to be at ease that whatever I end up leaving there when I go out to work or just be someone, I would know that it would still be there when I get back. I would inquire about the security of the place and of course, those who would be offering the rooms for rent or bed space would say that the place is secure. I would than ask the other people residing in the area for any instances that security got compromised like the place is a typical area where theft happens. Well, those are just some of the things I consider when looking for a room or bedspace, even though I have not done that up to now. (^_^")
@06MLam (622)
8 Jan 12
First of all, price. What follow next is usually safety as well as privacy. That's why I prefer to have my own bathroom instead of a shared one. I also consider quite a lot on convenience for getting around and what facilities and shops are around.
• Mexico
8 Jan 12
Hi syoti: Though I am living in a beautiful house, I think that if I were you, I would consider the space to put my things, how far my room would be from my college or work place, how many services are included and if it has an independent rest room. ALVARO
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
8 Jan 12
Honestly,i would consider the room situation.For example,is it comfortable or does it have a good environment for me to rest.These are all important factors to consider.lol,have a nice day and have a good rest.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
Hi syoti, I use to rent before, i experienced living as bed spacer, room renter, and ever a small house.And whenever i am looking for one i always consider the bathroom.It my first and foremost.That is the most important in a house for me.I can always fit myself in a size of the bed frame and the quantity of the people i am sharing with but i need of better looking/decent bathroom
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
If having sufficient budget only, i what to prefer a whole room to rent rather than a bedspacer as the primary reason is PRIVACY. Different room mates have different attitudes and sure one of them may borrow your things without asking permission, that is considered as a kind of theft if not asking a permission from the owner. for example, i tend to put my cellular phone beside my bed, then my room mate immediately get my cell phone while i allow her. but i know if where will she open if she start to operate my cellphone and i am correct, she opened pics and videos folder, and try to see to it if she can found any files to wonder on my cell phone, that is what i mean. How about if i am not there? risk....
@sumatix (258)
• United Arab Emirates
8 Jan 12
First of all i would consider the location like how near it is to my workplace. second i would certainly look for the condition of the room like walls are not weared out the pain or ceiling is not falling. If it has an attached bathroom its pretty good because thatway i will have easy access to it anytime and would only be used by me.if it has a builtin almira for my stuff its even better...
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
I usually consider the space of the room. I want a room where I could at least have all my things with me. Next would be the bathroom which I hope is not common to other people. When it comes to bedspace, I would always consider a friend to be with me, if not.. I would try to see whether the bedspacers are at least good people. Hard to know at first, but if I like the place and decide to move I would later know about them. The location is also one thing I consider, it should be either near to my workplace or near to bus stops.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
8 Jan 12
I consider everything about it, like the price, location, cleanliness, etc.
@mammots (3296)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
the first thing i would consider would have to be if its made of wood or of concrete and if its sound proof or not because i don't like to be able to listen to the sounds that the adjacent room makes...whatever sounds it may be...hehehehehe. then second most important feature would be if it has its own bathroom inside the room.
@larish (2196)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
I would consider the number of people who would use the common room. If we are 20 people who would use the bathroom/comfort room, well I guess I would have second thoughts renting with them.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
8 Jan 12
There are a couple of things that I want to check before I decide if I want to rent the room or not. Do I have to share the kitchen and the bathroom with other people? How many people are going to share those rooms? What is the neighhood like? Is it a safe neighbourhood? Is there public transportation in the area? I think that those those things are the most important things that I would consider in addition to the rent.