Studio flats are no longer the pokey holes that we were used to back in the 1980s and 1990s – they are now considered stylish housing. For example, a studio apartment in Barcelona can now be a stylish self-contained home for you, with many benefits. Here we look at just six of them.
A studio apartment is also known as a bachelor apartment, studio flat, or efficiency apartment. It is a self-contained unit that comprises of a bedroom, kitchen, and living room, all located in one open space. There are no barrier walls separating the rooms (except the bathroom of course). Studio apartments come in various designs and shapes. Some studio apartments come with high ceilings which make the room feel and appear spacious. Let’s look at some of the advantages of renting a studio flat in Barcelona.
They can be cheaper
Renting a studio apartment is usually cheaper as opposed to regular apartments that have multiple rooms. If you’re a student or wish to live alone, you may want to rent a studio apartment rather than the bigger apartments. With a studio apartment, you can be assured of spending a small part of your monthly earnings on rent while also giving you your own privacy and space.
It’s worth noting, however, that rent varies depending on the type of studio apartment you want. Some studios are more expensive compared to regular apartments. For example, a luxurious studio with breathtaking views and top-quality finish for rent in Barcelona is likely to be more expensive. Depending on your budget, you may want to look for a cheaper studio to rent… and forego the extra luxury or prime postal code.
Renting them is convenient
If you’re looking for an apartment to rent for the short term, a studio apartment comes in handy. Studios give you the convenience of accessing everything in one place. These are especially ideal for newly employed individuals or students… indeed anyone on a budget.
For instance, you don’t have to struggle to go to bed after watching your favourite movie. All you’ll need is to watch movies from the comfort of your bed and sleep immediately after the movie.
Decorating is easier
Choosing and maintaining decor and elegance in the studio becomes easier, especially when you’re living alone. What’s more exciting is the fact that decorating the room takes a shorter time compared to regular apartments. Remember, you will only be dealing with a single unit that houses all the other parts of the studio. Decorating will not only be cheap, but it will also be less tiring.
Depending on your personality, you’ll be happy to live alone
Not everybody enjoys living alone. However – for some people it is perfect! Depending on your personality, a studio apartment can give you the serenity and peace of mind you need. Having the room to yourself and choosing when to do the chores becomes more fun and less of a commitment. By living alone, you will be under no pressure from roommates; neither will you need to clean after anybody else. Your mess – your rules. Generally, you will choose what you want to do and do it when you feel comfortable doing it.
Studios can be stylish
Today, more tenants and homeowners are choosing to go with minimal furniture and clutter-free houses. Seeing that a studio comes with limited space, you’ll only buy what can fit in the room without making it appear cluttered.
Sometimes, studio tenants incorporate the services of interior designers to plan their rooms and decorate them. Some will even rely on the interior experts to provide sufficient storage space to ensure the room is comfortable and spacious.
You don’t need the Entire Day to Clean Your Studio
Smaller space translates to having less room and items to clean. Living in a small space reduces the frequency with which you have to execute every other daily chore.
If you are struggling with the idea of renting a studio apartment in Barcelona, these benefits should help to make your decision.
I lived in three different studios back when I was in my early twenties. They were a great way for me to have my own space, but without the commitment of a larger property. Singletons find them a great way to have a city-centre property… that doesn’t break the bank.
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.