Choosing a studio apartment can seem like an overwhelming task. Every unit you visit is slightly different, but after awhile all your options will start to blur together. Here are five essential tips for finding a studio apartment that meets your needs.
Look at Your Storage Space
Studio apartments typically give you less square footage than one- or two-bedroom models, but you can still find a convenient place for all of your belongings when you go apartment shopping with storage in mind. Think about what you own and how you like to store it. If you have a massive wardrobe, an oversized closet, like the walk-ins at Springs Apartments, is perfect for your needs. If you have a bigger collection of kitchen gadgets than clothing, prioritize cabinet space in the kitchen instead.
Check Out the Appliances
Some studio apartments have scaled-down appliances. If you don’t do a lot of cooking, this might be fine, but those who like to prepare gourmet meals will want a home with full size appliances. A washer and dryer is another handy amenity to make a note of when you’re visiting different apartment communities.
Consider How You Entertain
Think about what you and your friends most like to do and make sure you choose a studio apartment that’s built for your lifestyle. If you host intimate dinner parties, look for a studio with a dining area where you can comfortably fit your table. If you spend most of your time watching movies, you may want to opt for a simple counter bar for dining so you can have more space in the living area.
Evaluate Your Work Space
Do you telecommute or work from home? Are you a college student who wants room to study, or an aspiring writer who needs a dedicated work space for crafting the next great American novel? If a work space is important to you, keep an eye out for studio apartments that have a separate alcove set aside for your desk, like the Studio Grand Overlook at Springs at Bandera.
Check out the Clubhouse
When you need a little more room to spread out, the clubhouse of your apartment community can provide the square footage and amenities your studio lacks. Remember that your home extends beyond the walls of your individual home when you live in an apartment. Check out the recreational amenities available in the community and one with features you’ll really use. Inclusions like the leash-free dog parks or the welcoming coffee bar at Springs Apartments in San Antonio can make a big difference in your experience.
Keep these tips in mind as you explore your options for a new studio apartment in San Antonio. Make notes as you tour your different options so you can find the ideal fit for your lifestyle.