Whether you are moving out of your parent’s home for the first time or are quite a pro at moving spaces, moving is filled with mixed emotions. On one hand, it is filled with excitement while on the other hand, there is all that stress comes with it. The primary concern of every person going through this experience is finding the right property in the right budget. Sounds quite difficult? But it isn’t. Luckily, we are here to help you make the right decision. Simply come to us with your requirements and we will do all the hard work for you. But before that, you need to decide which option do you want to go for; a home or an apartment.

House versus apartment flat has been going on for ages and will continue to be like this forever. If you are confused on whether you should choose a house for rent in Islamabad or Apartments/flats for rent in Islamabad for living purposes, this article will help you make the right decision. There are numerous factors one has to look at before settling on a home. I will highlight all such pointers that will help you make the apt choice as per your budget and preference.



I will be discussing the following points in detail that will help you to choose a living space as per your needs; living space, amenities, privacy, location, celebrations, occasions, events, neighbors, pets, budget, and much more. Without further ado, let’s discuss these points in detail.


While apartments are considered a perfect choice for singles and small families, houses generally have more space, which makes them suitable for people who have huge families. A house will give you more space, more bedrooms, possibly a backyard or a front lawn, and of course privacy. However, the maintenance cost is much higher as compared to a flat or an apartment. The final verdict is that houses are better for bigger families while apartments are better for smaller families. However, before making the final call, it is important to consider the constant upkeep of the house for rent in Islamabad or any other city of choice.


There are many advantages of getting an apartment whether you are renting it or buying it. Unfortunately, most apartment complexes do not offer luxury amenities which are commonly found in houses such as parking spaces, some outdoor space, storage units, etc. However, as apartment living is becoming more and more popular and common, builders have started to include basic as well as luxury amenities in their apartment complexes. It is important to do thorough research regarding the amenities of a particular property. If the facilities you are looking for are only found in a house, go for it. If there are certain things you can compromise on such as a backyard or a garden, you can choose an apartment as well. You need to truly understand your requirements, what you can compromise on, what you cannot compromise on and what truly makes sense to you before taking the final action.


Each property offers a different type of privacy. It is one of the critical factors while choosing between a house for rent in Islamabad or an apartment/flats for rent in Islamabad. In Pakistan, apartments are generally cheaper than houses. Houses, however, offer you complete privacy at all times. Most apartment complexes except for a few reputable ones fail to offer privacy to their residents. Which is a reason that most people prefer living in homes instead of apartments. Even if you go for a great apartment complex, you will still be sharing common spaces such as parking and rooftop with your neighbors which can be a great thing or a disaster depending on your personal preferences.

Not to say that every apartment project is bad, DHA offers some stunning apartments with complete privacy and luxury. If you want to live in an apartment without compromising the quality of living, I would highly recommend you to explore DHA.


This one certainly matters the most out of all other points. Some people prefer living in an apartment which is based in a commercial area because it gives them access to all the amenities, shops and any kind of facility one might want at an arm’s distance.

For some, living somewhere where they can easily access public transportation is a prime need. Some wish to live nearby their school or workplace while others wish to live in a distant location where they can have all the peace one could ask for. Some people have elderly people at homes so they need to live at a place where the hospital is easily accessible at all times. Others with children will prefer living in a space that has recreational spaces for kids. Some simply want to be surrounded by greenery and minimal noise while others like living in the middle of the city. Consider this factor before moving to any property so that you don’t regret your decision in the future.


Most people when moving into a home plan to stay there for at least a few decades. Whether you are planning to rent a house or purchase one, it is important to consider your lifestyle. Something like celebrations might seem trivial to consider at the start but can make you regret your decision of moving into the house for rent in Islamabad or Apartment/flats for rent in Islamabad. If you celebrate birthdays, Eid, and other festivities, it is important to consider the space. A house generally has more space to accommodate people as compared to apartments. However, a studio apartment is also a great option to have a gathering in. Some houses come with basements that are designed for this purpose. Consider these facts before moving into space. Your house shouldn’t compromise your lifestyle. Rather, it should assist it.


Believe it or not, your neighbors can have quite an impact on your day to day life. Although, the type of neighbors usually depends on the locality rather than whether you choose to live in a house or apartment. However, it is a fact that you can minimize the interference of your neighbors when you are living in a house than in an apartment. However, if you still prefer apartments over houses, look for the ones that have soundproofing options such as noise-blocking doors and windows to give you more privacy and a sense of security. As nobody likes a noisy neighbor!


If you are a pet lover and own a very dear pet, you need to consider it before moving in. Keeping a pet in an apartment is very difficult. You don’t have outdoor space to let the pet out. Moreover, some apartment complexes do not allow pets. In that case, this will not an option for you. Moreover, pets are not meant to stay indoors all day. Usually, the houses have some outdoor space where pets can play and get a breath of fresh air. In this case, the house wins one hundred percent in my opinion. Although, you can dig in and do further research as well.



Before taking the final call on whether you should go for a house for rent in Islamabad or an Apartment/flats for rent in Islamabad, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of each. If you have an unlimited budget, then you can go with the one you like and which suits you best. But, you need to be extra careful if you are on a budget.

All in all, the key difference between a house and an apartment lies between the budget and the privacy. Above everything else, these two factors will be the deciding factor for most people. I would personally recommend you to choose Bahria town and DHA for both apartments and houses.  These communities are wonderful and will provide you with the best possible options.

What should I do next?

Well, now that you have made up your mind, you should give us a call with your budget and your requirements, and our real estate agent will give you a couple of options that will float your boat. Visit all of them and once you are one hundred percent sure, crack the deal. I promise that you won’t be disappointed by our services as your satisfaction is our utmost priority. To us, you are not only another client. We regard your satisfaction and happiness is our success.