Pros + Cons: Living in a Studio Apartment.

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  1. πŸ™‚ Hi Chels! I lived in a studio apartment for a little over a year in Washington DC and was nodding my head to everything that you said above! Totally agree with all of your pros and cons! πŸ™‚ I loved it for the year but also admit that I loved moving into a bigger apartment and house outside of the city later on. BUT the views of the city and the experience was something that I will never forget (or regret!)! I am with you in recommending anyone to do- or at least try it for a while! You won't regret it! πŸ™‚
    πŸ™‚ Rebecca

  2. I nearly lived in a studio but at the last minute a friend asked me to move in with her. It ended up being a TERRIBLE situation. I really wish I had gone with the studio, there's something a little romantic about it. Is that weird?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would most definitely live in a studio!! I wish my town had them. But then again, studio apartments don't work if you have kids… know what I mean!!

  4. I totally agree with all of this! We don't live in a studio but we live in a shoebox sized house and the less to clean thing is very nice πŸ™‚

  5. Farina says:

    awesome post! I think I could live in a studio! πŸ™‚

    xx from germany
    Farina πŸ™‚

  6. TheTinyHeart says:

    I don't think I could live in a studio since I have two dogs. But I live in a one bedroom apartment now and it's the perfect size! Plus I'm a block from the beach which is THE best. πŸ™‚

    The Tiny Heart

  7. pretty accurate recap! my boyfriend and i are looking to move soon and considered this. way less steps to coffee is ALWAYS a pro.

  8. Emily says:

    Congrats on the new place and great location! I see the appeal of studios but could never share such a small space with another person.

  9. Girl Brooks says:

    I've never lived in a studio apartment, but I always think they have the coolest details. I imagine a lot of studio apartments with industrial chic details.

  10. I've never lived in a studio apartment, but I wanted to in college. Kevin and I live in a one bedroom apartment that is small, but we do have doors to the bedroom that shut off (so if we do have a pile of laundry (which we pretty much always do) we can just hide it in there). I agree about the dog situation. I sometimes feel bad that our dogs don't have a huge living room or yard to run around in, but our plan is to move to a house within a year.

    I'm happy our apartment is more family oriented than college oriented. I love having a quiet place to sleep! But, then on the weekends it does get super quiet. No one is ever even at the pools! And if we have a small party at our apartment, I feel bad for being loud because no one is ever loud there. I don't want to be that annoying neighbor… but I'm pretty sure I'm already at that point because our dogs can be a handful.

  11. Nina B. says:

    This will be my third year living in a studio…just moved into my second one. You definitely summed it up. Although I will say…it definitely depends on the quality of the studio.

  12. "Con: If you live with another person and are both home at the same time, you are a l w a y s in the same room. I realize that a better wife may have put this under the pros list, but no."

    Hahaha! I would be the same way! I need my space!

  13. Coco Cami says:

    Great pst, there are definitely pros and cons to living in a studio apartment πŸ™‚ I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo.

  14. Cece says:

    I did for five years!! Only about 6 months of it with two and that was HARD!!! For the most part it was cool because it was my first place on my own but I think eventually the lack of space kind of wears on you. I would not intentionally do it again but I do think fondly of my studio time.

  15. I think I could live in a studio by myself, but with even a spouse, I would go insane. I need my alone time!

  16. Ahh, I love your posts! As someone who lives in a studio apartment I thought this was great!

  17. Kristen says:

    I always wanted to live in a studio apartment, i love the idea of everything being out in the open. I dont think I could do it with another person, I need my space even if its for a second or two!

  18. I was looking at studio apartments for a long time. I never ended up moving but I think I would love to live in one.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I don't think I could ever do a studio apartment. Maybe before marriage and kids but not now. How flu for you thought! They are so retro and cool! Hope you are having a great day, my friend!

  20. I've always wondered about living in a studio, thank you for sharing!

  21. MakeMeUpMia says:

    Loved reading this. I'm a city girl, and I'd definitely love it. I laughed at loud at you saying if you were a better wife that'd be on the pro list haha. I get ya- Love my hubby dearly, but a little seperate tv/relaxation time is always a good thing too πŸ˜‰

  22. Nadine Lynn says:

    When I lived in Atlanta, I managed apartment communities and at my last property I was at, we had the cutest studio apartments with awesome hardwood floors and high ceilings. I wanted to make it work. but my bed would not fit in the area I wanted it to and there weren't enough kitchen cabinets. I just love the look of studios though!!!

  23. Amazing post! I just moved into a tiny studio and all of these points are so true! My kitchen is basically a closet that opens and closes (with no counters) and sometimes I just feel so silly, like I'm living in the tiniest place ever. But it's charming and living downtown is so convenient right now. πŸ™‚

  24. Hayley Paige says:

    Such a great list! I'll take these into consideration when planning my move!

  25. Ember Grey. says:

    πŸ™‚ The studio apartment in the city that I lived in right before I met Christian was, to date, my most favorite place I've ever lived. There was something really magical about that place, and being in the energy of the city. With a hubby and a dog and cat now though… oh man. I just think we'd all kill each other in a studio, ha!

  26. I lived in a downtown studio with my boyfriend (well now ex boyfriend)and my dog. At the time I really loved living there but I eventually needed a bit more space, we just accumulated too much…mainly clothes for me! I would live in a studio again (alone) but think I need a seperate bedroom (and more closet space) if I do the whole cohabitation thing again (plus I need a little separation space sometimes).

  27. Way less steps to the coffee machine, I love that. haha. And I agree, less to clean is always a plus.

  28. Laura Welch says:

    I think it would be fun to live in a studio apartment for a while – but I couldn't do it long term. I'm too much of a hoarder! Maybe it would help me break my bad habit though:)

  29. I always vote to be closer to the coffee. And to have less to clean. But I do have to say I like to move all my junk into the bedroom and pretend our whole apartment is clean.

  30. I love your pro con list! Tyler and I have thought about getting a studio, but we got a wicked steal on our two bedroom apartment, but it's totally still an option if we need to. πŸ™‚

  31. I have always wants to live in a studio apartment! The place I live in now is practically like living in the same room!

  32. I know what you mean about always being in the same room. I think towards the beginning of our relationship my husband and I could have lived in a studio. Now, not so much πŸ™‚

  33. Tracy says:

    So cool that you posted this today! I just posted about how I want to live in a really small space. Loved your insight!

  34. Nikki says:

    Although I would love the less expensive utilities and less to clean, we would never survive in a studio. Our two dogs would love their minds!


  35. I totally don't mind living in a smaller space.. but you're right.. when one area is messy, it's messy everywhere! and no.. i don't think that makes you not as good of a wife.. we all need our own space sometimes!

  36. elle alice says:

    Yes to all of these! I loved living in a condo for many of those reasons, especially cheaper rent and having to simplify/get rid of junk!

  37. Anonymous says:

    I LOVED my studio apartment. It was the perfect amount of space for me and I never felt like it was lonely or anything. I actually miss it and I think if my husband and I didn't have a daughter we would live in a studio!

  38. MiΕ‘men says:

    I would really love to live in studio for a while, it must be exciting to have just one room to live in. However, the prices of studios in the Czech Republic are ridiculously high, compared to a normal 2-rooms flat.

  39. I would live in one by myself, but I fear my husband and I would learn to HATE each other if we tried;) Is that bad?!

  40. -Heather- says:

    I love this! I've always wanted a studio apartment somewhere downtown near everything (I secretly wish I were a hipster). ALWAYS being in the same room with my husband would be hard, I need ME time!

  41. Amanda says:

    I think I could live in a studio as long as it still had an oven. Lots of flats in London that are studios don't have full ovens πŸ™

  42. Sienna says:

    I don't think I could do it being in the same room as the other person all the time, but you're right, it's way cheaper and less to clean!

  43. I love this! I always wanted to live in a little downtown studio! I think they have so much character and you can do so much with the space! You need to share pics, I bet it is so cute!

  44. Angie says:

    I've always loved the look of studio apartments. I've never lived in one though and probably never well. I don't think it would fit my family of five well.

    A rooftop pool…uh, I'm jealous!

  45. I give you the upmost respect but I just don't think I could downsize to a studio. We've mostly lived in one bedroom apartments but we need to be able to close doors…especially since my husband works from home! I do think it's important to reevaluate our belongings on the regular.

  46. Oh my gosh, YES. Waking up to the smell of coffee IN YOUR ROOM?! Oh dear, I can't handle it. I've never considered living in a studio before – I love this list!!

  47. SuperLux says:

    i live in a studio apartment too. i love cleaning it up (so quick to do), but yes it has it's downside. but i enjoy the space by myself, so i guess i can live with the cons. πŸ™‚

  48. Anonymous says:

    I never thought I could like in a studio apartment, but after reading this list I am for it. Cheaper, less to clean and getting out to explore…perfect!

  49. Hahaha yes to being closer to coffee in the morning and yes to not having room for families! I lived in a Studio and loved that I had to purge!

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