While single-family homes are great for families, you can get everything you need for an individual, couple, or small family in a condo. In your case, you may not plan on starting a family anytime soon, which makes it possible to prioritize studio condos. Even though studios are often the smallest condo type, you can follow several tips to buy a place that feels spacious.
Dedicated Sleeping Area
Some studios have one large area where you must put all your furniture, including the bed, dresser, sofa, and other pieces. However, you can find studio condos with a dedicated sleeping space separate from the primary living area. This space will allow you to at least set up a bed and sometimes even a dresser and nightstand depending on the area's size. With your bed in a separate space, you can treat the area as a dedicated bedroom just without the door and privacy from everywhere else in the condo.
Oversized Walk-In Closet
An oversized walk-in closet has a lot of value in a studio. For instance, you can find large enough closets to fit a mattress and bed frame inside. Even if you do not find a suitable studio with a separate sleeping area, you can dedicate most of the walk-in closet to sleep. The great thing about this strategy is that you will still be able to hang clothes and store items overhead.
If you decide not to use a closet for sleeping, you will have an enormous amount of space to store easy-to-access items. This will come in handy for storing possessions you do not want to put into storage because you may plan to access them regularly throughout the year.
Prioritize studios with a storage locker included as an amenity. Most studio condos will be limited on storage capacity even if you get strategic with storage. A storage locker is a perfect solution because it will give you permanent storage that you can use for almost anything.
Check out the storage locker measurements as well as its location to help you narrow down condo listings. For instance, you may want to prioritize condos with the largest storage lockers when you know that you will need to store oversized equipment or items inside. A locker makes your condo feel spacious because you will not have to store as many belongings in the unit.
Buying a studio with these tips in mind will give you a spacious condo to live in. Learn more by reaching out to real estate services.