Should You Rent a Studio or One-Bedroom Apartment?

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Is a studio apartment or one-bedroom apartment the right choice for your lifestyle?

When it comes to apartment shopping, your choices may be nearly endless. If you are looking for an apartment in which to live alone, you may be deciding between two primary choices: the studio apartment or the one-bedroom apartment. These options may seem similar enough, but there are important distinctions that may make a difference to you when deciding where to live. Read on to learn the pros and cons of the studio and one-bedroom apartment, and whether each apartment may be best for your lifestyle. 

Pros and Cons of the Studio Apartment

A studio typically has one main room and one bathroom. The primary room will likely be the living area, bedroom, and kitchen in one space with an open floor plan. However, that open floor plan may not work for everybody. 


  • With less space, your rent and utilities will likely be less expensive
  • The small space can be cozy
  • You won’t need to buy much furniture to fill the space, which helps save you money and focus on more important expenses. This is especially good if you’re young and this is your first apartment!
  • Many studio apartments have unique design features like brick walls or exposed ceilings. 


  • Studios can be very compact, and the small space may not be what everyone wants
  • If guests come over, they will be hanging out in your bedroom as well as the living room, which may not be best if you want privacy in your apartment. 
  • If you have a lot of belongings you intend to keep in your apartment, the small space may not be ideal for you. 
  • You will most likely not have a closet, so you will need to store your clothes in a dresser or an exposed clothing rack. 

Pros and Cons of the One-Bedroom Apartment

A one-bedroom apartment will have one bedroom, a living area, a kitchen, and one bathroom with walls separating each space. 


  • You will have more room to spread out, relax, and you will have more space for furniture and decor.
  • If your bedroom is messy, you can shut the door when guests come over and can keep your mess or your privacy intact.
  • If you have guests over, you have enough space and privacy for people to spend the night and feel comfortable. 


  • More space means you will need more furniture, which will cost you more money.
  • Rent and utilities will be more expensive due to the larger space
  • You will have more room and space to clean.

Take the time to think about your living style and which apartment will suit you best before you search for your new apartment. 

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