Smaller in size, between 25 to around 60 Sqm studio apartments are traditionally occupied by one person looking for a smaller apartment or can only afford a more cosy living area. Self contained in nature studio apartments have generally on main living area and a bathroom, although could have a separate kitchen area. Single living area comprises of lounge/bedroom and a kitchen area with the usual fridge, sink and worktop area.
Studio apartments afford little space for large items and maximising the space and use of functional items is a must. Duel functionality, drawers, folding units and sliding doors help a great deal.
Use of baskets that could also hang in corners.
Table that doubles up as storage.
Folding sofa comes as single and doubles.
Well thought out kitchen area with drawers, cupboard, washing machine and storage.
Kitchen work top that doubles up as the dining table.
Stools around the work top as setting.
Fold away chairs for guests.
Pros & Cons
Less expensive to rent or buy in general
Not so much of an area to clean
Smaller storage capacity
Commonly in blocks of apartment
Could be in a more densely populated area
Having a few friends over could be a problem for seating and dining arrangements
Noise from next door and upstairs apartments
Lots of neighbours
Bed sheets, linen and other soft furnishings require being stored somewhere. Use of cover over a rail to hang clothing or hanging up to disguise a wordrobe is very useful. Mirrors help provide the illusion of space.