When it comes to apartment shopping, the opportunities are nearly endless! If you’re planning to live alone, you’re likely interested in a one-bedroom apartment or even a studio. What are the major differences between the two options, and which is the best option for to fit your lifestyle?

Studio Apartment

A studio typically has one main room and one bathroom. The main room will likely be your living area, bedroom, and kitchen all in one open space. Pros Rent and utilities will be less expensive, allowing you to save more money. It’s cozy. You won’t need much furniture – which is a perk for young people just starting out! Many studios have unique features, such as a brick wall or exposed ceilings.

Cons

Studios can be very compact. If guests come over, you want to be sure your bed is always made, since it’s in your living area! If you have a lot of belongings, this may not be the place for you. Most likely, you will not have a closet – so that means storing your clothes in a dresser or on a clothing rack.

One-Bedroom Apartment

A one-bedroom apartment generally has one bedroom, a living area, a kitchen, and one bathroom.

Pros

You’ll have more room to spread out. If your bedroom is messy, you can just shut the door when guests come over! If guests stay over, you’ll have enough space and privacy for everyone to feel comfortable.

Cons

More space means you’ll need more furniture and décor! Rent and utilities will be more expensive. You’ll have more space to clean. You should take time to think about your living style as you prepare to move and decide what is most important. A studio might seem like a fun place to live, but if you don’t want to fall asleep in the same room as your sofa, maybe a one-bedroom apartment is a better option for you.

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