How to Decide Between a Studio and 1-Bedroom Apartment in Chicagoland

December 31, 1969


Springs at Orchard Road and Springs at Weber Road offer stylish and contemporary amenities such as an island breakfast bar and walk-in closet in all of our studio and one-bedroom apartment homes. However, it’s still important to make the necessary distinctions between each apartment style, so you choose one that fits your needs.

To help you make this decision, we’ve put together four things you should consider when choosing between a one-bedroom and studio apartment.

1. How Important Is Price?

If price or budget is your primary concern, a studio is likely going to be your best option. Think about your budget and decide if your level of need for a separate bedroom justifies the extra expense.

2. Understand the Two Styles

With a studio floor plan, your apartment is made up of one open space that serves as your dining room, bedroom, office, sitting area and entertaining space. If you like to entertain guests, but struggle to keep your sleeping and dressing areas tidy, a studio may not be the best option for you.

A one-bedroom, on the other hand, gives you a dedicated area for sleeping, dressing and the like that is separate from your entertaining area—making it easier to close the door and keep guests from seeing your clutter.

3. Consider Storage Needs

Storage is another factor to consider when choosing between these two floor plans. Often, one-bedroom apartments will have a few more closets and storage areas, because they have dedicated rooms, while studio apartment storage is typically limited. Luckily, there are a variety of storage hacks you can use to your advantage, and all of Springs Apartments homes have walk-in closets for added clothing space.

4. Consider Your Timeline

How long do you intend to stay in the apartment you choose? Is this a temporary living arrangement, or are you intent on staying for several years? If the stay is shorter-term, you can choose the smaller or more affordable floor plan to save a little money while you’re in the midst of a transition. If you envision sticking around for a while, consider getting the floor plan that will give you more space and flexibility in the long run—typically a one-bedroom.

Choosing an apartment style requires careful consideration, so you can be comfortable and content in your new apartment home. Do you have any additional tips for deciding between a one-bedroom and studio? Share with us in the comments below!

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