Renting a studio apartment instead of a one or two-bedroom apartment can be a fantastic way to save money, helping you choose a more desirable place to live or build up a savings over the course of your rental term. If you're unsure of how you'll adjust to the limited storage space, it's vital that you look into what you can do to avoid the apartment feeling cramped and other tips that can ease your transition a studio.
To help you make the most of the space in a studio apartment, consider the following tips before signing any leases.
Included Storage Space
One of the most helpful ways to make studio apartment living comfortable is having on-site storage space. Many apartment complexes have storage available for their tenants, either for free or for an additional fee on top of the rent. If you're eager to make use of storage space, make sure to ask about whether this is a possibility.
If it's not available, you may want to look into whether there are any storage facilities within easy walking or driving distance for convenient access to your belongings.
Additional Bike Storage and Car Parking
Another form of storage you're going to want to look out for while apartment hunting is bike storage and car parking. Depending on where you'll be living, you may be biking to get around a lot of the time. With the limited space in a studio apartment, it can be much more preferable to keep your bike stored in a secured area outside the apartment.
Along with bike storage, it's always a good idea to make sure that car parking is included and that you won't need to resort to parking on the street.
Easy Access to Laundry Facilities
With limited square footage in a studio apartment, it's likely you won't have room for a washer and dryer. Instead of relying on a local laundromat, it's a good idea to prioritize apartment complexes that have on-site laundry. This will eliminate the need for a long walk to do your laundry and will ensure that you're able to do your laundry conveniently.
As you compare your options for apartment facilities in the area, you'll quickly see what features are going to be a necessity while renting a studio. Let a real estate agent, like those at Kimball Real Estate, know that the above features are a priority, and you'll have more storage space and will be more comfortable while renting a studio.