Any other Bees who live in a studio?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Could you live in a studio with your SO?
    Yes, and we do! : (11 votes)
    17 %
    We live in a larger space, but we could make it work if need be. : (21 votes)
    32 %
    Never, we need our own space! : (21 votes)
    32 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    3 %
    We have lived in a studio and never again! : (8 votes)
    12 %
    We have lived in a studio and would do it again : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    FI and I live in a studio, although it has a defined bedroom section that is kind of walled off with no door. It’s 700 sq feet. or something like that. Our building used to be a factory so we have crazy high ceilings, and huge windows, so it feels big! It’s also super quiet which is nice.

    I guess we might move into a bigger space in the same apt. bulding  in the next year, but it isn’t super important to us. We love our cozy space!

     

     

    Post # 4
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    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I dont, but a few minutes away is the “old” part of town, where there is tons of old Victorian style houses that have been turned into apts, and a lot of them are studios. I could never live in one, considering I own 3 dogs (one of whom is over 80lbs,) and I plan to have 3 kids, but I just love the look of them.

    Post # 7
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    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @soy:  Thats such a long wait! I thought short sales were, well, short? Good luck!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1599 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    we currently have a larger place, but I lived in a 300sq ft studio for 4 years.  It was actually ok for me and my dog- quiet building, dishwasher,laundry in basement.  It was small, though, and was a proper one-room studio with a seperate bathroom. 

     

    Post # 9
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @soy:  It is nice, but things are also way cheaper here than they are in NY, so it is all relative. 

    We have some make shift areas of our apt as well . We have so little storage, so we have  stations spread around the place just to hold our everyday items. It is sort of funny actually. People are starting to send wedding gifts, and every time we get something new there is this panic to figure out where in the world it will fit haha.

    Post # 10
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    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Don’t know what size ours is, but the layout is such that the living room also acts as a bedroom for us and the baby. There’s also the kitchen/dining room area. The only room in the house with a door is the bathroom.

    It was one thing when it was just me and DH living there, but it’s not ideal for our one-year-old. It’s hard to properly babyproof the place, so when DS is in “active mode” I have to keep a VERY close eye on him.

    It’s also a problem when DH is trying to sleep, which means I have to keep DS quiet more or less. (His sleep patterns are such that he’s usually sleeping in the morning if not in the afternoon.) At least when it’s spring and we have a stroller again (the last one broke), DS and I can go outside.

    We were going to move somewhere else before DS was born, but that plan fell through for reasons beyond our control. We’re hoping to move into something bigger before too long depending on the situation with some paperwork.

    Post # 12
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @soy:  Idk what constitutes a studio, but we live in a sort of victorian type one bedroom & we hear everything the neighbor downstairs does. It’s very irritating.

    We love our apartment though! I’ll have to post pictures sometime.

    I don’t know what the square footage is, but it must be around 600-700 square foot. It has tall ceilings, newly redone original wood floors, and very tall windows. We are from just south of Lansing MI, in a very small town. Our rent is $425 & included everything but the heat bill. 

    We don’t know when we will move, but we aren’t in a hurry.

    Post # 13
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    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @soy:  we didn’t live in a studio, but it was a 613 sq ft apartment. I thought it was pretty terrible. Now we live in a 2/2, thank goodness. 

    Post # 14
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    3210 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Our apartment is a 1-bedroom, but it’s only 332 sq ft!

    We don’t really mind it–I do think having two rooms is kind of nice, because we can hang out and do our work in different rooms if we want. But yeah, no room for a couch or eating table or anything is a little odd!

    Post # 15
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    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I live in a one bedroom currently, I think it’s 460 square feet? Perfect size for just me. I really don’t need more.

    I’m on the ground floor, so I don’t worry about bothing neighbors below me. I always hear the floor creak from the neighbor above, and last week was the first time I had a nasty fight. They were screaming. I’m sure the whole building could hear. Other than that incident, I haven’t had neighbor problems!

    Post # 16
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    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @soy:  we’re not in a studio, but rather in a 1-bedroom not too much bigger (694 square feet)  than your place. We are in Washington DC. We’ve lived here together since May 2009 and we do just fine. Would love to have a little more room, especially since my FMIL is coming to stay with us for a week at Christmastime. Sigh. 

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