Kitting out your student digs
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For many young people, going to university or college and moving into student digs will be the first time they have left home and had a place of their own to decorate and furnish. This new accommodation will almost certainly be rented, so just how do you go about making it feel like a home away from home? Types of accommodation While you may have the option of staying in university halls, you may prefer to opt for off-campus accommodation in private student housing. These are purpose built buildings, offering between two and four bedroom apartments, with some even having access to common rooms and communal gyms. This type of housing is usually fully furnished, but the furniture will have been chosen for its durability rather than its look, so do not expect designer interiors. Unfurnished digs If your student digs are unfurnished, you will obviously need to buy some necessities. There is no point in renting furniture for your digs; it will cost far more over the course of three to four years than if you bought it outright at the outset. Decent, if unoriginal, furniture can be purchased quite cheaply that will serve your purposes quite adequately.
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