Both types of accommodations have their positive and negative sides. It really depends on your situation. Furnished apartments are ideal for:
- People relocating
- In a city for an extended training sessions
- In-between homes
- Vacation travel
Most furnished apartments and suites come with full kitchens, cutlery, cooking utensils and silverware. Weekly housekeeping is a big bonus too. This takes away the burden of furnishing and equipping your apartment so you can focus on the task at hand.
It is not uncommon for companies to house their top executives in superior furnished suites for periods that extend well beyond a year.
If you are planning for a solution that is around the one-year time frame AND if budget is an important constraint, you might consider an unfurnished apartment which you can furnish depending on your budget. Clearly, the person opting for a furnished apartment is placing a high value on comfort, peace of mind and addressing the relatively short-term requirement.
Immigrants would do very well to research the various furnished apartments available in a city prior to their arrival. Pick a location that is close to the subway and public transportation so getting around is convenient. Also check the modes of payments as companies have different pre-payment policies to guarantee reservations.