If you have spent all of your college career and your twenties living with a roommate or multiple roommates, then you may be ready to live on your own. Not only will you not have to deal with your roommates messes, but you will have a little bit more freedom and independence. Depending on your budget, you may want to either find a studio or a one bedroom apartment. But what are the benefits of each of these options?
A studio apartment is essentially a space where you have your bedroom, living room, and kitchen all in one room. While it may not give you as much privacy, studio apartments are a lot more popular these days. This is especially true among people who live a minimal lifestyle, because they won't have a lot of things in their space. Depending on the square footage of your studio apartment, you may be able to separate spaces in your apartment just by rearranging the furniture so that it creates elements of separation.
Just because you live on your own doesn't mean that you will never have guests over. When you have a one bedroom apartment, it will make hosting people over at your house a lot easier and more convenient. Not only will you have your own space to sleep but things will be separate which creates a bit more formality.
If you plan on having people spend the night every once in a while, then having a bedroom will be especially useful. You can either put them in your room or put them on your couch while still giving each other enough privacy. When you are shopping around for a one bedroom apartment, look for things like a large closet, good views, and enough space for your entire furniture bedroom set.
Living on your own for the first time can give you that sense of independence that you've been yearning for. When you are shopping around for either a studio or one bedroom apartment in your budget, remember to keep the location of it in mind so that you can stay close to friends, family, and your work. That way you don't feel isolated now that you're living on your own. To learn a little bit more about which options are in your price range, reach out to a real estate agent near you who specializes in apartment living who is in your specific part of town.