Stacie is in search of the perfect 1-bedroom apartment in Upper Manhattan

On this episode of In The Know: Find My Dream Room, host Will Taylor (@brightbazaar) helps Stacie find the perfect uptown Manhattan space. Stacie is in search of a one-bedroom apartment with tons of natural light, and modern appliances like an in-unit washer and dryer and a dishwasher to boot. The apartment-hunter’s budget is $2,500, but she could slide up to $2,700 for a place with wow factor. Can Will work miracles for Stacie? Let’s see!

The first spot Will shows Stacie is dubbed “The Functional One-Bedroom” with a rent of $2,400. As soon as they walk into the apartment, Stacie is greeted by an in-unit washer and dryer, so she can immediately check that off her list. The rest of the apartment offers tons of natural light, a dishwasher, and a bedroom with a huge closet, but Stacie admits that the size of the living space leaves a bit to be desired.

The second apartment is named “The One-Bed Walk-Up.” The cozy space boasts a full wall of exposed brick, which makes the apartment feel super homey. It offers a larger living room space than the previous apartment, and a full-size dishwasher in the modern kitchen. The apartment checks off the rest of Stacie’s must-haves with a washer-dryer, and a sizable bedroom with two windows, giving it a bright and airy feel. At $2,300, this apartment will be tough to beat!

Last but not least, Will shows Stacie “The Loft Space,” which is towards the top of her budget, at $2,700. This apartment definitely has the wow factor that Will promised, with huge floor to ceiling windows that make the space feel larger than life. “It’s this window for me,” gushes Stacie. “This might be worth being out of my budget,” she adds. Beyond the buckets of natural light, the kitchen has a dishwasher, and up a built-in step ladder is the cozy loft bedroom space. 

After giving it some thought, Stacie shares that she went with The One-Bed Walk-Up because who can deny the charm of exposed brick?

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