The Difference Between Micro-Apartments, Studio Apartments, & One-Bedrooms

The Difference Between Micro-Apartments, Studio Apartments, & One-Bedrooms

As we near Spring, it is time for students and young professionals to find their next temporary home. Every year at Walnut Capital, we are faced with the same confusion and concern from new renters regarding the differences between micro-apartments, studio apartments, and one-bedroom apartments. Let us help you decide what Walnut Capital apartment layout is suitable for you! 

What is a Micro Apartment? 
A micro-apartment is a single living space with a small kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. A micro-apartment is a smaller version of a studio apartment and is typically much cheaper than studio apartments. Micro apartments are perfect for new renters who have never lived alone before. Likewise, micro-apartments require less furniture and less utility usage. At Walnut Capital, we have micro-apartments about 500 square feet to 700 square feet. 

What is a Studio Apartment?
A studio apartment is one of the most efficient apartment styles for young renters. Studio apartments are prevalent in bigger cities and are usually more affordable. A studio apartment typically consists of one large room that serves as your living room, dining room, and bedroom. In a studio apartment, the facilities are located in a separate small area. While a studio apartment might be just one room, it does not mean it has to be super small. At Walnut Capital, we have studio apartments that range from 400 square feet to 800 square feet.

What is a One-Bedroom Apartment? 
A bedroom apartment is exactly what it sounds like! A one-bedroom apartment typically has one room dedicated to a living space and kitchen space and a separate bedroom. A one-bedroom apartment is more likely to have more storage and is great for young professionals or couples looking to upgrade and those who want their living space to be separate from where they sleep. At Walnut Capital, some of our one-bedrooms range well over 1,200 square feet.

When deciding what apartment option is best for you, it is essential to understand that the most significant difference between micros, studios, and one-bedrooms is the size and price. With a bigger apartment, you will have access to more in-suite amenities, but you will also see an increase in the cost of utilities. Therefore, there is no simple answer to what apartment style is best for you; your decision needs to focus solely on your needs and size preferences.