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Many of us at some point live in a studio. Your first apartment on your own might have been a studio if it was all that you could afford and even if you’ve upgraded since you might have stuck with a studio if you enjoyed the style. Studios are a common feature in modern cities. They offer developers a way to make the most of their space and attract customers of all budgets.
Studio living, of course, has its downsides. If you are used to having plenty of spare rooms, it can come as a bit of a shock having everything in the same space. You might find it feels small and that it’s easy for clutter to mount. You certainly need to keep on top of your cleaning and tidying routine if you want your space to look its best. Some people struggle with the idea of cooking in their living area, worried about smells and mess. But again, as long as you keep things tidy and well-ventilated, it’s not an issue. On the other hand, living in a studio style apartment has some fantastic advantages.
If you work on your interior, taking your time to think about it and get it right, you shouldn’t feel trapped into only a few options with your studio. Even if it’s small, there is an awful lot that you can do with your space. You can divide it with screens, or keep it open and create rooms with your colors and decor choices.
You can make it all match or totally separate everything. You can make a large piece of furniture your focus, or you can give open space attention. Don’t feel restricted by studio living. You’ve got more options that you might think.
For many people, a studio apartment is their only chance of living in a desirable location. If you need to move out of a suburban area and into the city, or you want to live in a trendy neighborhood, a studio is much more affordable than a multi bedroomed property. The money you save can be put towards a bigger space or just to fund your lifestyle.
Renting a studio is a popular option, as many people see it as a short term solution. But, studios are often much cheaper to buy and can be a great first step onto the property ladder.
When you live in a studio, you can also save money on utilities. One room that you use all of the time is much easier to heat than a whole house, filled with empty rooms. You won’t need your heating on as much, even in the colder months.
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A studio apartment will never be old-fashioned. Having ample open space is trendy. People will always be impressed by what you have managed to do with it, and it will always look modern. It’s also easier to change things up when walls do not restrict you. You’ll have more options when it comes to moving furniture and changing the layout.
You Get More Floor Space for Your Money
A studio can actually be bigger than a small house. Little space is wasted on internal walls, you don’t need to worry about things like door openings when it comes to placing your furniture, and as long as you stick to lighter colors and bright accents, it can feel much bigger.
You’ll Be Less Likely to Keep Junk
When we’ve got large homes with spare rooms and unused areas, we keep things. In no time you might find that your spare room is filled with things that you don’t really need or want. You’ll keep things just in case. Only to throw it all away if you ever move. This clutter leads to a build-up of dust and dirt and can hurt the quality of the air in your home.
When you live in a studio, you learn to become more ruthless. You soon learn that even a little junk can fill up your space. So you stop keeping it. You’ll also become much better at keeping things clean and tidy and looking after your home.
You Won’t Need as Much Furniture
If you’ve got a three bedroom house, with a dining room and utility area, you’ll try to furnish it all. You’ll have beds in every room, just in case. There’ll be shelving in hallways and accessories everywhere. You’ll feel the need to add pictures and mirrors to rooms that no one ever uses, and you’ll spend money decorating the whole house. It’s a massive waste of time and money. In a studio, you’ll only buy what you need, and you won’t need as much.