Advantages of renting a two-bedroom apartment rather than a one-bedroom include having extra space or being able to take in a roommate. Possible uses for a second bedroom include a guest room, a home gym or a home office, as Rent.com points out.
In assessing the need for a second bedroom, a renter should consider the amount of furniture that needs to be placed, the possible uses for the space and the additional costs involved in renting the extra square footage. Ultimately, the renter must decide whether having the extra space is worth the extra rent charged for it. Sometimes the need for extra space can be met by renting an apartment with a den rather than a second bedroom, according to Rent.com