A Quick Renter’s Guide to Different Types of Apartments

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Nothing says “I am independent” like your own apartment in the heart of a bustling city. You get to live in the heart of the city and explore the nightlife and restaurants whenever you want. What’s not to love?

The only question you might have is how to decide which of the different types of apartments suits your needs the best. We can help you with that. Read on to learn all about them!

Studio

Studio apartments are often a starting point for those who are living on their own for the first time. They also work well for people who want to live minimally or save money on rent.

A studio apartment is a single room that encompasses all of the living space in the apartment. They are usually less than 600 square feet but come with a complete kitchen and a separate space for the bathroom. There are also alcove studios that contain a separate space for the bed to allow for more privacy.

Loft

If you love light and airy spaces with plenty of room for creativity, consider a loft style apartment.

Loft apartments are large rooms with ceilings that are at least two stories tall, few defined living spaces, and lots of large windows. You’ll typically find lofts in restored factories or warehouse spaces. Lofts are typically modern with lots of exposed brick and piping.

Some lofts are single-story, while others offer a small staircase that leads to a second-story living space.

Townhome

Feel more comfortable in an apartment that feels like a single-family home? Then a townhome might be the right option for you.

Townhomes are narrower living spaces that occupy two to three stories in a building. Most townhomes have other units on both sides, and they have small outside patios or yard spaces. 

Townhomes may also have reserved parking available close to the living space.

High-Rise

High-rise buildings are buildings that have 12 or more stories. These buildings are generally more expensive than standard apartment buildings because they are more luxurious and have plenty of amenities.

Most high-rise buildings have multiple elevators available and parking is available in a parking garage. Expect big windows, updated living spaces, and views for days.

Low-Rise

Low-rise apartments are your standard apartment complex. Low-rise buildings have no more than four stories, and many do not contain elevators.

Low-rise buildings may or may not have parking available, and they typically consist of a number of different floorplans. Many contain community amenities like swimming pools and fitness centers.

So Many Different Types of Apartments to Call Home!

Choosing between the different types of apartments available can be overwhelming, but with so much variety, you’re sure to find one that suits you! If you’re into minimalism or want to save on rent, a studio might work for you. If you live the luxe life, then opt for a high-rise apartment in a building packed with amenities.

Happy apartment hunting!

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