Living alone is something which took a lot of time to become a norm especially in India. But, now it is an emerging trend. Many bachelors and singletons are moving to big cities for better job opportunities and are living alone. There are many ways you can live alone. In this article, however, we will focus on moving into a studio apartment. A studio what, you ask? Don’t worry, I was as puzzled as you may be now when I first heard of this term. I thought it had something to with a music studio which was of course not true. So, what is a studio apartment? And if you are moving into one what are the perks you will receive?
Without wasting any more time, let’s dive right into it
First off, what is a studio apartment?
A studio apartment, also known as a studio flat (UK), a self-contained apartment (Nigeria), efficiency apartment, bed-sitter (Kenya) or bachelor apartment, is a small apartment (rarely a condo) in which the normal functions of a number of rooms – often the living room, bedroom, and kitchen – are combined into a single room. (Source: Wikipedia)
So, basically studio apartment is a single room apartment, also known as studio flats or RK flats and bachelor apartments. In a studio apartment, all the rooms like bedroom, living room, study room and kitchen can be seen in a single open space. A separate bathroom will be there with doors. Some even have balconies but most of them do not. So, in simple words, it is a single room arrangement where you have to eat, sleep and live in a single room. These are ideal for single working professionals, students living away from home and even couples. Till now, you must be feeling there are only downsides to this living arrangement. However, there are many upsides to living in a studio apartment.
Perks of Moving into a Studio Apartment
Moving to a studio apartment is a big decision per se. It comes with many downsides as well as many upsides. However, in this section we will be focusing only on the upsides. Let’s have a look at the perks of moving into a studio apartment
✅ Affordable to live
As someone who lives in a metropolitan city like Delhi, I can say that the cost of living in metropolitan cities all across India is incessantly increasing. So, by deciding to live in a studio apartment, you can live in the city of your choice without burning a hole in your pockets. You can live in metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore etc. in an affordable manner. You can find cheapest option to live in the form of studio apartments. They are definitely more affordable than a proper two or three room apartment. If you are a student or someone who just got a job and are looking for a cheaper option to live in, studio apartments are the right place for you.
✅ Low maintenance
A studio apartment is comparatively smaller than a conventional apartment. And since you have a smaller space you will have to spend less time and effort to decorate, furnish and maintain it. Your RK flats will not need much furniture as would require by a two or three room apartment. So, you will be saving a lot of money by not buying much furniture. Besides that, you can be creative and innovative with your apartment when it comes to decorate and furnish it. You can decorate and design the room whichever way you like. In short, you can save a lot of your time, money and effort by living in a studio apartment which requires low maintenance.
✅ Chance to declutter
Moving into a small, studio apartment gives you a great opportunity to de-clutter your current place of living. Decluttering home offers you amazing benefits as you will be taking less items with you. Moving fewer items means less moving cost. It will also save your time as you will be packing and moving less number of goods. So, moving into a studio apartment is a lot easier and hassle-free for you. To get rid of the useless stuff, you can arrange a sale or you can donate few items at your local charity.
✅ Cleaning is easy
One of the biggest headaches one faces while moving to a new home is cleaning especially if you are moving into a bigger house. Big house would need more time and effort in cleaning and organizing household goods. Living in a studio apartment will ensure less time and effort in cleaning and organizing as the space to clean is smaller. You can clean your apartment in less time with less amount of efforts.
✅ Eco-friendly and energy-efficient
You become a more responsible person towards the environment when you decide to live in a studio apartment. Why is that? This is because single room will save you a lot of money on utility costs. This implies you will consume less electricity and energy to operate your house. You will require less time and energy to keep your space cool in the summer season and warm in the winter season. This will reduce your carbon footprint and carbon emissions.
✅ Easy moving out
Some years down the line, if you plan to move to a big apartment you will be able to move out easily. This is because you have been living in a smaller space so you are having less items to move. Low quantity of items will ensure a stress-free and hassle-free relocation. Packers and Movers in Delhi will be happy to help to make your move easy-breezy.
The bottom line
So, to conclude I would say that moving into a studio apartment is a more sensible decision for someone who wants to save their money, time and energy. So, if you have ever thought of moving into a bachelors apartment, you must go ahead with the move.
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