By: Demetrios Salpoglou
Don’t judge an apartment by its size.
There is actually a lot to love about living in a smaller space, particularly in the city.
Here are seven reasons why living in a studio apartment in Boston is awesome.
Studio apartments in Boston make living in the Athens of America actually affordable.
Boston is also the fourth most expensive city to live in, where groceries cost 20% more than the national average.
We don’t know about you, but we like our food. So, we would rather live in a smaller space for a while than skimp on monthly groceries.
Renting studio apartments in Boston can not only keep you from going hungry. It can also allow you more freedom to enjoy living in one of the coolest cities in the country.
We all know the most happening neighborhoods in Boston are also the priciest. Renting a studio apartment in one of Boston’s hip neighborhoods can save you hundreds of dollars per month.
So, ask yourself this: Would you rather live in a studio with peace of mind and your favorite trendycoffee shop right around the corner, or live in a larger apartment in a not-so-convenient area and have to commute every time you want to do something fun?
2. Save Money on Extras
Renting a studio apartment in Boston will not only save you money on rent, but also on other things. Unlike larger homes, there’s no need to purchase a bunch of extras just to fill up space.
You don’t need to buy that full $2,000 furniture set. You only need the couch (or pull-out couch) and you’re good to go.
You don’t need to empty your wallet on wall decor and multiple curtains, either. That is unless your studio is lined with windows. Then, we’re jealous!
A smaller space means cheaper utilities, too. That’s better for you and the environment! Can you say “winning?”
3. Life is Downright Easier
Aside from the money factor, living in a studio makes everything from turning down guests to doing chores easier.
It’s simple to tell your family members who are in town for a visit that you don’t have a guest bed because you don’t.
When it comes time to do your spring cleaning — boom. It’s one room and you’re done!
Doing various tasks at once, even those lazy ones like eating in bed while watching TV, has never been easier. Everything is already in arms reach.
Listening to music is even easier because you don’t need a loudspeaker to hear it at the other end of your home.Babysit or Have a Pet?
Living in a studio makes it easier to watch either (or both). They’re always in the same room as you, lowering the risk that they’ll wander away from your sight and into unsafe territory.
4. No Roommates…Ahh.
Unless you have a significant other, one of the best things about living in a studio is the fact that you don’t have to worry about roommates.
While having roommates can be a blast, we all get to that point in life where we need to be on our own, have our own space, and do our own thing.
Living in a space you can afford that is all yours eliminates the worry and debate over splitting bills, clashing styles, whose turn it is to do the dishes, etc.
5. You Get to Let Loose Your Creative Side
Renting studio apartments in Boston means the opportunity to find creative ways to create space and efficiency.
There are so many fun ways to do this.
Some residents turn their bikes into art by hanging them up on a homemade bike rack in front of their Boston studio windows.
Other ideas include putting shelves above doorways, elevating your microwave, creating a closet or purchasing a pop-up closet in place of a wardrobe or dresser, and storing things under your bed or other furniture items.
Creating levels is another option. Can’t fit a bed in your studio apartment? You could always try lofting one!
Of course, there is multi-purposing, too.
Get creative and see how you can use pieces of furniture for different purposes.
6. Style and Flexibility
When your living room is also your bedroom and kitchen, then you can be creative and flexible with your style.
Use different styles, colors, themes to distinguish the spaces from one another.
Don’t worry. We’re not saying you have to go crazy and throw all continuity out the window.
If you’re like us and need stability and consistency in life, then use one color or theme to tie the space together while still adding different elements to each.
Here are some ideas on how to create a well-designed studio that is stylish, creates space and separation, and still brings solidarity.
7. Downsizing Can Be a Great Thing
The economy is ever-changing and while it is great today it may not be tomorrow!
So, owning less stuff is a great way to not only make it easier to move on to your next adventure when the times comes, but also make some extra dough by selling some of your things.
Get rid of your items that aren’t versatile or simply take up too much space.
Sell your TV and watch Netflix from your laptop instead. Who really needs a TV anymore?
If you can live without it, get rid of it! You’ll feel less cluttered and nothing in your space will go unappreciated.
Are You Ready to Find Studio Apartments in Boston?
So, you save money on rent, things, and bills.
Life is easier in so many ways. You get to be fun and creative. You love all of your stuff.
Convinced that renting studio apartments in Boston is awesome?
Check out the Boston studio apartment listings and see which one is the perfect amount of cozy, practical, and affordable for you.