356 Apartments for rent in Lake Bluff, IL with Hardwood Floors
Lake Bluff was chosen by famous writer Ray Bradbury as the location for his short story "The Lake."
Lake Bluff is an interesting little town just north of Chicago. Newcomers might think that they are going to need to look elsewhere for entertainment -- after all, how exciting can it be when there aren't quite 6,000 people living here? Well, a local saying is that once a person visits Lake Bluff, they will never want to leave; even after that final crossing, residents' spirits remain behind. If that isn't a five-star review of Lake Bluff, we don't know what is! To highlight this local lore, every other year the Lake Bluff History Museum has a Ghost Walk where local residents dressed like ghosts and ghouls tell stories about the town. You will also want to be sure and catch the Independence Day Parade each year to see the latest performance of the synchronized lawnmowers. Yep, you heard me right. See more
Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Lake Bluff renters. They`re typically a beautiful addition to your space. They’re also easier to clean and sweep, particularly if you have pets.
However, there are some downsides. Hardwood floors carry sounds. They can also make your apartment noisy for your roommates and downstairs neighbors.
Ask the landlord or property manager about the hardwood floors before signing a lease. Are they actually hardwood or a popular composite alternative? The latter is probably easier to clean and care for than the real thing.
It’s also important to ask about who’s responsible for any damage to the floors and what that entails. Your security deposit could take a hit from scratches, dents, and other damage.
Consider the type of climate you live in. Hardwood floors typically don’t fare well in damp climates full of moisture. Stains and buckling are common in hardwood floors after rain flooding or excessive moisture.
However, hardwood floors can be ideal for dry climates or sunny areas for renters who love the way they look.