4 Ways to Evaluate Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments in the Twin Cities

Jean Jones
July 31, 2017

Studio or One-Bedroom Apartment Twin CitiesWhen you live on your own, you don't have to please anyone but yourself. One of the choices you get to make is what type of floor plan you prefer. Use these guidelines to help you decide whether a studio or one-bedroom apartment is more appropriate.

1. Lifestyle

If you're constantly on the go, whether it's for business or pleasure, an apartment may be essentially just a place to lay your head and keep a change of clothing. A studio apartment meets that need quite nicely.

On the other hand, if you're a homebody or you enjoy entertaining, you'll appreciate the extra space of a one-bedroom apartment. It's also more difficult to accommodate out-of-town visitors in a studio.

2. Housekeeping

Don't laugh! Be honest about your personality. If you seriously dislike cleaning and other household chores, it may not make much sense to choose an apartment that requires more maintenance.

Of course, you could look at it this way: a one-bedroom apartment gives you a place to stash the mess when company comes by.

3. Furniture and Possessions

Our Springs studio apartments include generous closet space, so clothing and accessories aren't much of an issue. But take an accurate inventory of your furniture and household goods and determine whether you'd feel too cramped in a studio.

If you're just starting out on your own, a studio doesn't require much furniture, making it a perfect solution. Upgrade to a one-bedroom down the road as you acquire more possessions.

4. Budget

A one-bedroom is always going to cost more than a studio, but price and value don't necessarily mean the same thing. The additional rent can be well worth it in relation to your use of the extra square footage.

You don't have to work this all out in your head. Springs at Apple Valley and Springs at Egan Drive have video tours and 3D floor plans that provide great views, even if you can't be there in person.

Want more information about our luxury studio and one-bedroom apartments? Stop in and chat with a friendly member of our onsite management team.New Call-to-action

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