Finding a studio apartment that’s the best fit for your lifestyle can take some searching – sometimes a lot of searching! But if you know what to look for as you tour the different apartment communities, you can make that search go much faster — and you may even find one that’s got amenities and services you didn’t think were available in a studio apartment. If a studio apartment home is in your future, use these four tips to help you pick the best home for you!
1. Where is the Sleeping Space?
Some studio apartments are designed with the bedroom positioned nearest the entry door, while others have the living room nearest the door. The studio apartments at Springs at Woodlands South are designed with the sleeping areas away the entry door, which means any outdoor noise will be as far as possible from you as you try to get a good night’s sleep.
2. Are There Enough Cabinets?
Studio kitchens can vary widely in their layouts. Some are large with minimal cabinet space available, and others are small but have ample cabinets. If you like to cook (and cook often), having a kitchen with extra cabinets may be better for you. All of Springs at Woodlands South studio apartments feature three cabinets above the stove and refrigerator, and one above the kitchen counter. This is a sort of “best of both worlds” layout, as it’s plenty to store your cooking essentials but not so much that it takes away from the usable living room or bedroom space.
3. How Many Windows Do You Want?
Sunlight is essential for keeping a studio feeling bright and airy. Does the studio apartment you're looking into have only a single casement-type window, or does the window span the width of the wall that it’s on? Some people like having a lot of wall space to hang artwork and are fine with the tradeoff, but others want as much sunshine as possible to “open up” the space.
4. What Size Are the Appliances?
It's not uncommon for the appliances in a studio apartment to be smaller than those in a 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom Tulsa apartment. Some studio stoves are narrower and their burners are close together; refrigerators might be narrower and shorter, too. If you’re someone who prefers to eat out or order in, this setup might be just fine, but if you like to cook and entertain, you’re better off with a studio that features standard-size appliances.
Have you ever had to search for a studio apartment? What tips did you find most helpful? Let us know in the comments below!