5 Tips for Finding the Ultimate Studio Apartment in Chicagoland

Jean Jones
August 15, 2016
Ultimate-Studio-Chicagoland.jpgStudio apartment living allows you to simplify your lifestyle, reduce your environmental impact, and keep your housing costs manageable. However, not all are created equal. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect studio apartment in Chicagoland without sacrificing comfort or the things you love most.

1. Consider the Layout

Arranging your whole life in a small space can be challenging if that space is not laid out according to your needs. While some studios are basically four walls with an empty space inside, the studios at Springs at Orchard Road and Springs at Weber Road are divided into separate sections, so you have a separate living space, sleeping space, and kitchen area. With this layout, it's a lot easier to keep your things—and your lifestyle—more organized.

2. Look For On-Site Amenities

When you live in a studio apartment home, it's nice to be able to take advantage of luxury amenities within the larger apartment community. Springs Apartments communities offer many of these, including:
  • On-site, 24-hour fitness centers
  • Resort-style pools
  • Clubhouses with free Wi-Fi
  • Car care facilities
When you have a whole community where you can seek entertainment and take care of your needs, a studio apartment feels a lot larger.

3. Make Sure There's Plenty of Storage

If you want to store all of your items effectively, you need to make sure there are plenty of closets and shelves. A spacious bedroom closet, plenty of cupboards in the kitchen, and shelving or cabinets in the bathroom ensure you can stash your items away neatly and keep your space looking fresh. You can also take advantage of your apartment home’s ‘hidden’ storage space.

4. Check the Pet Policy

Many dogs and cats are able to live comfortably in a studio apartment, but not all apartment communities allow them. So, look over the pet policies carefully before you sign a lease. Springs Apartments are pet-friendly, and we even offer leash-free pet playgrounds so your furry friend can get some exercise outside of your studio apartment. Not having to drive across the city to a dog park at the end of a long day is a major convenience.

5. Look For Natural Light

A dark or poorly lit studio apartment will feel a lot smaller than one that's well lit. Look for an apartment home with plenty of windows to let the natural light stream in. If it’s sunny and well-lit, you can also decorate with some indoor plants, which will make your space feel more natural and welcoming.

As you shop around for the best studio apartments in the Chicagoland area, keep these factors in mind. It may help to keep a running list of all the studios you're considering and which needs they do and do not meet.

Contact Springs Apartments to learn more about our Orchard Road and Weber Road communities!
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