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What to Expect from a Furnished Apartment?

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Rent or own, studio or one-bedroom, long-term lease or month-to-month...and furnished vs unfurnished are all options for apartment seekers. Fully furnished apartments in Philadelphia are easy to find, but understanding what they typically include and exclude is critical. You'll find it easier to choose a location—and plan your next trip to Target or Bed Bath & Beyond.

If you're wondering, "What do furnished apartments include?" you might get various responses. Particular furnishings are typically included, as are other amenities and services that may or may not be included. Here's an overview of what to expect from a furnished apartment.

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Furniture for the Living Room

A living room in a fully furnished apartment in Philadelphia will, at the very least, include a couch, coffee table, end table, and lamps. The end table can be used as a desk, making it ideal for those who require a home workspace. A chair, ottoman, bookshelf, and electronics such as a TV or stereo system may be present.

Furniture for the Bedroom

Some furnished bedrooms include a desk, an alarm clock, bed pillows, sheets, and comforters. A bed, a nightstand, and a chest of drawers or armoire for clothing are standard. Small bedrooms like those found in Philadelphia may only have a bed and a nightstand. If the room lacks ceiling lighting, a lamp will be provided.

Bathroom Accessories

Because most bathroom necessities, such as a toilet, sink, and shower/tub, are already built-in, a bathroom in a furnished apartment will include, at the very least, a shower curtain. Towels and a bath mat may also be provided, as well as accessories such as a toothbrush holder, tissue holder, soap dispenser, and wastebasket.

Kitchen Furniture

The kitchen is where the most variation in what a corporate apartment in Philadelphia includes can be found. Large appliances such as a refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher will be included in both furnished and unfurnished apartments. In contrast, small appliances such as a coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, blender, rice maker, or food processor may be included in furnished apartments. The kitchen may also provide cookware, bakeware, dishes, and utensils.

Services and Amenities

Furnished apartments may include items other than furniture. The following may also be included, depending on the apartment building and the furnished apartment provider:

Building conveniences

Amenities may be available in the building where the furnished apartment is located. They can be as basic as a laundry room or as sophisticated as a 24-hour concierge or "doorman," pool, fitness centre, rooftop terrace, lounge, and so on. Many buildings welcome pets and offer pet amenities!


The apartment may have a washer and dryer or a shared laundry room in the building. If your building has a concierge, they may be able to arrange for laundry or dry cleaning.

WiFi and utility services

A furnished apartment usually includes high-speed WiFi and utilities. Cable TV and landline phone service may be included as well.

Guest assistance

If you have any needs during your stay, such as maintenance requests or questions about how to use appliances, the furnished apartment provider may be able to assist you. They may be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Are you looking for a fully furnished apartment with all the necessities?

It's comforting to know that on the day you move into your new apartment, all of the necessities are present—even those that aren't typically included in a fully furnished apartment in Philadelphia. If that's what you're looking for, consider a short-term, fully furnished, equipped apartment from Corporate Housing by Owner. Our elegantly designed temporary furnished apartments are housed in amenity-rich buildings and include everything you need, from silverware to modern furnishings.

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