A studio apartment is a small apartment with only one main living area that serves multiple purposes. It combines a kitchen or kitchenette, living room and bedroom, leaving the bathroom as the only room separated by a door.
Studio apartments differ from one-bedroom apartments in that the entire apartment (except the bathroom) is one room. There isn't a separate bedroom, kitchen, living room and dining room. All of the elements you would normally find in those rooms are consolidated into one single, functional room without doors or walls to divide them.
Studio apartments generally don't have a lot of room. After all, you're combining all rooms into one single living space. With a smaller place comes a smaller price tag, giving you the chance to save a few bucks instead of having to find a roommate. There's less to keep clean and while it may be a smaller apartment, it has an open layout and makes it feel less cramped.
On the other hand, you may need to get rid of a few possessions and get really creative with storage and organization. There isn't much privacy as your bed and personal items are all located out in the main living area. If you like to entertain, large parties are out of the question. And although there isn't much to clean, if you don't keep things tidy, anyone that enters your apartment will see your mess — there's no hiding it behind the bedroom door.
Each unit will have its own unique style, but this floor plan gives a good illustration of what you can expect in a studio apartment.
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