On this episode of In The Know: Find My Dream Room, host Will Taylor (@brightbazaar) helps Buki, a baker looking to move from a studio apartment in New Jersey to Manhattan, find his ideal apartment. Buki is seeking a unit with a large kitchen and ample living space, at a budget of between $2,000 and $3,000. Can Will cook up some real estate magic for Buki? Let’s find out!
The first apartment Will shows Buki is a studio that rents for $1,900 a month. The cozy, 300-square-foot studio is below Buki’s budget, but Buki wasn’t thrilled about the apartment’s size, including the small stove, although he did like the bathroom and felt the overall look was “cute.”
Apartment number two is a 2-bedroom unit for $3,000 a month. The unit is at the top end of Buki’s budget, and the kitchen, while charming, is a little small for Buki’s taste. However, Buki does like that the unit has an extra bedroom, which can be used as an office space or for storing extra baking supplies. He also likes the multiple windows and the size of the living space, but has a hard time overlooking the small kitchen.
The third unit is a 1-bedroom apartment renting for $1,800 a month. Buki likes the French doors leading into the bedroom, and is impressed by the closet space as well. The kitchen, while small, does have a huge sink, which Buki considers a major plus.
One month later, Buki reveals that he’s still on the hunt for his dream NYC apartment. While he didn’t end up going with any of the units he saw with Will, he shares that he’s going to use the valuable advice Will shared with him during their visits to find the perfect spot.
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