Posts Tagged: studio apartment

Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you’re hunting for a place to live alone, you’ll generally encounter studio and one-bedroom apartments. The main difference between these spaces is that, in the latter, the bedroom is walled off rather…
Four Square Footage Facts You Need To Know Before You Rent
Four Square Footage Facts You Need To Know Before You Rent

Four Square Footage Facts You Need To Know Before You Rent

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve used an internet search engine to find a new apartment, you’ve certainly seen no shortage of the abbreviation “sq ft,” short for “square feet.” This measurement is intended to help prospective renters understand how much space their new apartment will have, but the number may be an abstract one for many renters. It’s…
5 Tricks To Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger
5 Tricks To Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

5 Tricks To Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re moving into your first apartment, it unlikely that you’re going to be blessed with a two bedroom, two bath townhouse. If you were so lucky, congratulations. However, for those in larger (and more expensive) cities, square footage is money, but don’t worry, there are ways to make your small space feel bigger. Whether…
Maximizing Your Studio Apartment Space
Maximizing Your Studio Apartment Space

Maximizing Your Studio Apartment Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Studio apartments are often the perfect choice for your first place! They are cheaper than one-bedrooms, and are often the only affordable choice if roommate living is not for you. The only problem? “Studio” can also mean “SMALL”! Not to worry, though. Follow these tips to make your studio apartment feel just the right size…
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re about to move into your first studio, and you’re finding that, as in many areas of life, everything seems to cost even more money than Paris Hilton’s shoes. You’ve pulled a laundry list of furniture to buy for your apartment off the Internet, and even though all the stuff on there is reasonable,…
How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000
How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The big day has finally come — you’re moving into your brand spanking new studio apartment! You’ve been saving for months (even skipping on dinners out with friends and canceling your Netflix membership to save a few dollars here and there) and now you’ll gonna be out on your own and enjoying life in the big,…
Goodbye, Roommate! How to Know You Are Ready to Get Your Own Place
Goodbye, Roommate! How to Know You Are Ready to Get Your Own Place

Goodbye, Roommate! How to Know You Are Ready to Get Your Own Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the past few weeks, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about selecting roommates. So now let’s shift to another scenario: you’ve had a roommate for a while, and now you’re ready to live on your own. How do you know if you’re ready to take this particular plunge? There are three areas you…
How to Furnish a Studio with IKEA Products for Under $2,000
How to Furnish a Studio with IKEA Products for Under $2,000

How to Furnish a Studio with IKEA Products for Under $2,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
STARTING FRESH – HOW MUCH DECORATING MY FIRST NEW YORK STUDIO APARTMENT REALLY COST! It’s no secret furniture can be one of the most costly expenses when it comes to starting fresh in your new place… But it doesn’t have to be that way! As I have already told you, I attacked IKEA head on…
Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment
Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment

Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve finally ditched your roommates and moved into your own tiny studio apartment. Congratulations!  Next up, getting the most out of each square foot at a cost you can afford.   Here’s what you can do in the $1,000  budget range. 1.)Think DOUBLE-DUTY.  Everything in a small apartment needs to be multi-purpose. Bed.  If you do…