Searching for a great place to rent under $1,500 can be a daunting task in many cities. Add a need for a stellar bathroom into the mix, and it can feel downright impossible. And yet, it’s not. There are affordable apartments with beautiful bathrooms. And once you start thinking about double sinks, sleek finishes, and storage to spare, you might decide it’s worth the hunt. Here are seven apartments with bathrooms that pack a lot of charm into a manageable rental rate.
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Strip is all glitz and glamour, but just outside the heart of the city you can find a sense of calm in the Somerset at Providence neighborhood. This area of Las Vegas has very low crime and features a natural landscape with a number of different parks.
A one-bedroom apartment at Liberty Square at Providence Apartments comes with the standard rental community amenities, like a pool, gym, and a nice clubhouse, but the bathroom goes beyond the ordinary. Wood-grain flooring, espresso cabinets topped with white granite countertops and two sinks—it’s almost like a spa. Or, at least, the bathroom at a spa. If you happen to have spent the day working in the chaotic Strip (or doing anything anywhere in the Las Vegas heat), it’s a perfect place to decompress.
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is becoming a desired city with its burgeoning food scene, gorgeous beaches, and Southern charm. The Sweetwater Rentals community on the north end of Charleston has all that, plus easy access to nearby Nowell Creek and Cooper River for boating and breathtaking landscapes.
Inside this one-bedroom rental, you’ll enjoy cheerful, white decor in a very spacious bathroom. The gray, granite countertop has plenty of room for toiletries, and the multiple lights bring a bright, daytime glow to the upbeat space.
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is a lively city full of plenty of restaurants, nightlife, and activities for both young professionals and families. Arrive Elian Rentals is steps from it all with dozens of nearby restaurants and an IMAX movie theater. On the property, there are jogging trails, two outdoor pools, and an outdoor kitchen for entertaining friends.
And the bathroom is great? Inside this one-bedroom apartment’s powder room, you’ll find a blend of sleek, modern finishes and fun accents like a red-framed mirror that pops against gray-blue walls. The bathroom also has a separate tub and shower stall, giving you more options for getting clean than you’ll know what to do with.
Alabama’s largest city is a great place to live if you’re trying to stretch the dollar—Birmingham is one of the cities in the U.S. where your paycheck goes the furthest. This one-bedroom apartment in the Park 35 on Clairmont community is a case in point. It’s affordable, it’s right between a beautiful golf course and fun restaurants, and it’s in the young, majority-single, low-crime neighborhood of Forest Park. And then, there’s the bathroom.
The look of white walls against white subway tile against white cabinets against light floor tiles and silver finishes gives this bathroom a deeply serene vibe. And though the complex is pet-friendly, you don’t have to worry about clogging your lovely shower drain with Fido’s hair—there’s a self-service pet spa on site.
Suburban style close to downtown
Altitude Blue Ash apartment community in suburban Cincinnati checks many livability boxes for its walkability, proximity to downtown Blue Ash, and award-winning school districts. Just north of Cincinnati, Blue Ash offers plenty to do in its own right with great restaurants, like the Sleepy Bee Cafe and Bangkok Terrace.
Inside this affordable two-bedroom, you’ll find plenty of privacy, with a door separating the toilet from the sinks and closet space. The sink countertop is granite with plenty of storage below and is topped with a nice, long mirror to help you evaluate your look from any angle.
The picturesque Lakewood area of Dallas is home to many families and nature-lovers. It’s a generally pricey neighborhood, which makes the affordable Lakewood Plaza apartments an even better deal. And if retro-chic is your idea of beautiful, the bathroom in this one-bedroom apartment definitely qualifies as lovely.
With shiny, mint tile wrapping around every wall and quirky, hexagonal floor tiles, this small-but-sweet bathroom turns on the charm. The look continues throughout the apartment, with a misty-green subway tile in the kitchen that’s equally adorable. And if you like the retro look of the place, you’ll love the look of the historic Lakewood Theater, a nearby landmark locals are currently trying to preserve.
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