Should You Rent a One Bedroom or Studio Apartment?

Couches on an Apartment Living Room

A few weeks ago, we wrote a blog about the difficult transition from college to adulthood. We poked fun at it, but at the end of the day, we think there’s something fairly sweet about adulthood. For example, you have the freedom to direct your life in any way you want. So whether that’s for good or bad, you have your own ship to sail.

One of those things that come with the pure bliss of adulthood is renting an apartment. Should you get a studio or a one bedroom apartment? Many young adults often find themselves in the same situation as they make this decision. So, we’re here to help.

Studio Apartment

A studio is a kitchen, living room, and bedroom all in one space. Typically, the bathroom is a separate room.

Pros:

Your rent and utilities will be a lot cheaper which saves you a lot of money in the long run. You also won’t need a lot of furniture for this space because it’s going to a small area. The entire apartment will feel cozy.

Cons:

Because they’re usually compact, you might find it hard place all your belongings in one area. You’re going to be limited to guests and you might find yourself sharing a bed, or they’ll have to sleep on the floor. Also, closet space tends to be minimal in studios.

One-Bedroom Apartment

You’ll find a bit more space in a one-bedroom apartment since it’ll have a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.

Pros:

Many of your things will be spread out especially when you have more space. When guests come over, you’ll have the privacy of your own room to sleep in. You don’t have to impress your guests when your room is messy because you can simply shut the door.

Cons:

If you have more space, it means that you’ll be tempted to design it more often. The rent and utilities will be a bit higher since you have a few rooms to work with. Also, you’ll have more spaces to clean.

If you’re conflicted about leasing a studio or a one-bedroom apartment, think about your lifestyle. Are you someone that likes to have guests over? Do you need a lot of space? Do you want a home that feels cozy? Consider the pros and cons before signing that dotted line.