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Why Semi-Furnished Apartments Are Better for LA Renters

Yvonne Boulay
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Fully furnished apartments are a thing of the past. Time and time again, renters relocating to Los Angeles have wasted valuable time and money because they don’t know that there’s a better option: Semi-Furnished Apartments.

Especially if you’re moving to Los Angeles from far away, the convenience of Semi-Furnished is invaluable. No more lugging your mattress up three flights of stairs or assembling furniture that was delivered two months late.

With an Ori Semi-Furnished apartment, you get the ease and convenience of fully-furnished with the cost and flexibility of unfurnished. Ori ensures that all the essential items are built-in and ready for use the moment you move in. We combat the limitations posed by fully-furnished by making apartments that expand.

But what does that mean exactly? Let’s take a look at how Ori gives you benefits beyond a traditional furnished apartment and why they are the ideal choice for relocators.

Fully-Furnished vs Ori Semi-Furnished

Limited floor plan vs Expanding your space with a push of a button

Fully-furnished living comes with strict parameters. More often than not, the furniture is purchased to fill each individual floor plan. This means that your living area may not be able to accommodate your lifestyle or it may be impossible to rearrange.

Ori's expandable furniture allows you to optimize your living space, get additional square footage, and create designated areas to accommodate your lifestyle. A sleek, expandable bed, desk, closet, table and/or sofa are seamlessly integrated into the apartment, providing you with the necessary foundation for comfortable living. With multiple features and floor plans to choose from, the ability to transform your furniture can suit anyone’s needs – especially relocators, graduate students, or first-time apartment seekers.

Hefty monthly rent vs 1-bedroom for the price of a studio

The rent prices are very high for fully-furnished apartments because you're paying for the square footage and the furniture. What the fine print doesn’t tell you is that your security deposit can be close to doubled.

Ori’s expandable technology can give you the same one-bedroom experience, but with a studio’s price tag. There’s a “hidden” cost of moving: idle space. If you live in a one bedroom, you're spending hundreds for a space you only use 60% of the day. With Ori Semi-Furnished apartments, you can enjoy the benefits of furnished living at an affordable price point.

Worn-out furnishings vs The Ori Cloud Bed

After making a large deposit and hefty rent payment, the last thing you want to see when you move in is damaged furniture. Especially if you're relocating to LA, you may sign a leasing agreement sight-unseen. This exposes you to a great risk of being unsatisfied with old, dirty, or broken items that you cannot replace – including something as important as your mattress.

Ori provides renters with only the furniture essentials built-in, ready the second they move in. That way you can still be move-in ready, without the worry of having to move your things out again. With the Ori Cloud Bed, an 8” memory foam mattress is included for an amazing night’s sleep. Your apartment won’t feel like home if you’re tossing and turning on a 10-year old, spring-filled mattress.

Lack of individuality vs Sleek and elegant design

People value personalization and the ability to express their unique style in their living spaces. Fully furnished apartments often come with generic, mass-produced furniture that lacks character and a personal touch. You may prefer the freedom to select your furniture, décor, and design elements to create a space that reflects their personality and tastes.

Ori products are designed with the intention of meshing with a wide range of design aesthetics. Their simplicity doesn’t make too strong of a statement on their own, allowing complete creative freedom for minimalists and maximalists, alike. You can also get double the storage space of a standard apartment with Ori’s expandable furniture. Cabinets and shelving are built-in with every unit, providing you enough space to bring all of your clothes, books, and personal items to LA.

Short-term leases vs Typical 12-month leases in popular neighborhoods

Furnished apartments are harder to rent long term. Many fully furnished apartments are designed with short-term leases in mind, or in some cases, may only be renewed on a monthly basis. They are also typically located in inconvenient locations. It’s hard to set down roots and have stability if you know you can be evicted within short notice. 

Ori's Semi-Furnished apartments remove any uncertainty because they are designed with a typical 12-month leasing period in mind. Ori has are strategically located in popular and desirable neighborhoods, providing easy access to dining, transportation, and local attractions. You can relocate to LA without compromising your needs, wants, or budget. This allows you to put down roots and enjoy the stability of a longer-term rental, rather than being confined to short-term rentals or uncertain subscription living.

Moving to Los Angeles is an amazing adventure. You shouldn’t have to walk on eggshells in your own apartment or feel like you’re living in someone else’s home.

Ori has Semi-Furnished apartments in over 50 cities with unique space-saving expandable furniture to allow you not only to relocate with ease, but to provide a reliable solution to double your space while saving you time and money.

Explore the newest way to live. Find an available Ori Semi-Furnished apartment now.