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Making the Most of Studio Apartments

By Malcolm Rivers

Studio apartments are great! Studios give you the best of both worlds. They are private without costing you an arm and a leg and are cheap without being ratty, well, most of the time anyway. Studio apartments are great for people who want to live simply and comfortably without feeling like they need to sell their unborn children to do so.

Studios, however, do present challenges and pose questions that are worth looking into. One of the most important questions when considering a studio apartment is what to look for when choosing. How do you choose a space? Let's investigate and pick out our studios.

Choosing A Spot

Studio apartments, like any apartments, have varied levels of quality. Choosing a studio apartment is going to be like any other process involving choice; you choose based on your needs and wants while balancing what you can afford. Here are some things to look for when searching for studio apartments: apartments with places where you can add curtains or other partitions and apartments with decently high ceilings.

Parting is Such Sweet Privacy

Partitions are the things we use to keep the "rooms" in our studio apartments separate from each other. Each section of the apartment can use a partition to help keep it distinct from the others. The importance of parting "rooms" is twofold. First, it makes the apartment seem larger and helps with organization. Kitchens need not share space with bedrooms and the more you can keep areas distinct, the easier it is to organize and prevent clutter. Secondly, if you ever have guests over, it helps that you have partitions in place to avoid those awkward "hey, can you step out of the apartment so I can change?" types of moments.

Ceilings

Ceilings can make all the difference in a studio apartment. Most people look at floor spacing when they're considering apartments but the limited nature of the horizontal spacing of most studios mean that vertical spacing will be even more important. Especially for folks who know how to utilize effective storage, vertical spacing will make a huge difference in making sure that your space is used effectively and that you're picking the right studio apartment for yourself.

Keep in mind, that these are just some ideas for how to pick a studio apartment. As always, use your own judgment, based on your circumstances, and do your own research when considering a studio apartment for rent. Good luck!

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