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Renovated Rentals: What $1,500/Month Gets You Around Seattle

Here's five rentals currently available in Seattle that have recently been renovated. You tell us which one you'd choose


renovation-week Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city.

Because it's Renovation Week, we decided to find out what $1,500/month can get you around town with the added caveat that the unit or building must have been renovated. You tell us which lease you'd sign.

First up we head to Uptown where Harrison Square is offering a renovated 594 square-foot studio for $1,536/month. The sparse unit includes new kitchen and bathroom hardware, upgraded countertops and new wood-style flooring, which makes us wonder exactly what it is to be called wood-style and not "wood." Bring your dog and make sure to try out the off-leash dog park on the roof.

Next we go to Columbia City where you can get a renovated 750 square-foot 1-BR at 5205 39th Avenue S for $1,495/month. It's a chance to get in on the trendy South Seattle neighborhood without buying. Some of the new unit features include updated wood kitchen cabinets and granite as well as new bathroom with a granite vanity. There's a bunch of extra fees involved depending on whether or not you have a pet or want off-street parking, so consider that as well.

Let's head to Fairmount Park next where Westside Flats North has a 598 square-foot 1-BR available for $1,480/month. The whole building has recently been renovated and units include new stainless steel appliances and large open floor plans. The home also comes with a patio, fingers crossed on good views.

Now we head to Minor where there's a 565 square-foot 1-BR available for $1,500/month. The building and apartment have been fully renovated but maintain many of their original charm. Original fir floors have been repainted, the bay window remains, the renovated kitchen has new countertops and appliances and the new bathroom is re-tiled and has a replaced tub.

Finally we end with Birch Apartment Homes in Capitol Hill where you can get a 700 square-foot 1-BR for $1,495/month. The hardwood floors are brand new and there's new paint and windows throughout the building as well. The unit also comes with off-street parking, pretty necessary around there.

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