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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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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. Regardless of your choice, you can always look here for useful tips on how to make your new place feel like home!


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