Studio apartments are considered to be small, inexpensive apartments that are frequently found in cities, but may be found anywhere.
Studio apartments feature one large room that will contain a kitchen area, a living area, and an area for sleeping. The bathroom is the only separate room, along with a few closets. Generally, studio apartments are much less expensive than traditional apartments, though they feature other benefits and drawbacks as well. They are also referred to as efficiency apartments.
In addition to being inexpensive to rent, studio apartments also have lower utility bills than larger apartments.
Sometimes, a studio apartment will feature partial dividing walls between the sleeping area and the other areas. Though this type of apartment will never feature separate rooms with doors, the partial dividing walls can provide a bit more privacy if guests are visiting. If the apartment does not feature these dividing walls, many people choose to add small folding partitions to separate the bed from the rest of the apartment.
The main drawback to studio apartments is limited space. If you have a lot of possessions, there is a good chance that you will need to get creative with storing items in your apartment, or place some of them in storage. Flat boxes designed to be hidden under a bed are often used to increase storage space, and you can also store some items in empty luggage. These storage solutions will only go so far.
In addition, most studio apartments only feature kitchenettes, a smaller version of a traditional kitchen, in which the working area, and even the appliances, are somewhat miniaturized. If you enjoy cooking or entertaining friends, it may be more difficult to do so in a studio apartment.