(Closed) Square Footage In Your Apartment – Is It Enough?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Apartment Square Footage
    Under 650 sq feet : (31 votes)
    21 %
    651-850 sq feet : (35 votes)
    24 %
    851-1050 sq feet : (46 votes)
    32 %
    1051+ sq feet : (33 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our current place is a little over 850 sq feet 2br/2ba with a balcony.

    It feels a little tight.

    I think for a 2br/2ba especially with outdoor space 1,000 sq ft sounds great. Not huge but definitely not cramped.

    Light makes a HUGE difference as well. If you have good light and high ceilings the rooms will feel bigger than they are. 

    Post # 4
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Not sure of the square footage, but it’s pretty roomy for the two of us.  =) It’s a total shame though because I love the space and all of the closets we have.  I hate the complex, the neighbors, and how sketchy everyone seems to be.  The paper thin walls are a big negative too.

    Post # 5
    802 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Ours is about 1075. Random number I know lol

    We have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a dining room, living room, kitchen & laundry closet.

    Our living room is pretty small, but it flows into our diningroom/kitchen area so it doesn’t feel so bad. Our bathrooms are stupid big, like I could literally fit a full sized recliner in each bathroom. I don’t understand the purpouse of it haha. We also have fairly large bedrooms. My king bed fits into my room, with a big dresser & a nightstand and I have enough room we’ve talked about getting another smaller (but taller dresser).

    We have 9 ft ceilings so it feels pretty big. I  like the layout & size of our apartment for just us two, but we’re looking to move to a house -rent or buy we don’t care just because we have a big dog & I want to TTC & need another bedroom.

    Post # 6
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We have 1 bedroom/bath, high 700’s for square footage, and I’m dying to get out. There is definitely not enough room. We also have a dog, and two cats. Plus I have A LOT of stuff. 

    Post # 7
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Ours is 625 sq ft.  One bedroom, no deck/yard/outdoor space.  It’s doable for the two of us but I can’t wait to get out of there and have more space.  We have nowhere to put all of our stuff!

    Post # 8
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Ours is 1550 in our condo. It’s retarded.

    We totally over budgeted the amount of space we thought we’d need. We have a huge guest room that’s never been used. We have another smaller guest room that could be a nursery or an office or something. We did try to use that, but then we got lonely because it was like we were in 2 different apartments. So Fiance just moved his computer and computer desk into our living room. We have a full guest bathroom that’s enormous- never used. We use the living room, master bed/master bath, and the kitchen. 

    So about 50% of the condo is legitimately used. The rest is wasted space. I wish we’d gone for like..900 sq ft.

    Post # 9
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Ours is 1250 sq ft. 2br/2ba. I thought that was kinda small, but PPs say not. I love this apartment. Big bedrooms, nice bathrooms, big LR…our kitchen is a little small. Our previous one was 650, and we moved a week after the wedding. Couldn’t handle it.

    To echo a PP, we have the guest BR and BA which we almost never use. The door to that suite is closed all the time, so it’s mostly storage space. Haha. But it allows us to clear out the rest of our space.

    Post # 10
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think 1050 will be great for you!


    We live in 550 sq feet.  One bed, one bath, nearly zero closet space, no storage space, and no outdoor space.  Ugh.  It’s a great little apartment but I can’t wait to move into something bigger!

    Post # 11
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    Ours is about 1000 sq ft.  We have a living area, dining area, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen, pantry closet, linen closet, full closet in the smaller bedroom, walk-in closet in the master bedroom, large balcony, washer & dryer in their own closet, and hardwood floors.  We use the small bedroom as a home office and storage, so we have two full desks in there and random stuff.  We are puppy hunting right now (lol) so soon it’ll be three of us.  It seems to work for us.

    Post # 12
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We’re in 1000 square feet, and it’s more than enough living space for the two of us and our pup. I could see us downsizing a bit when we move and trading living space for a bit more storage (we have camping gear and things like that that take up too much of the closest space). I definitely wouldn’t want to go any bigger. Though we could definitely find ways to use more space, our current place is an easy size to keep clean. A bigger place would mean more time keeping up with the dust and vacuuming and all that nonsense — who needs it!

    Post # 13
    1095 posts
    Bumble bee

    Our condo is 1550 square feet: 2bdrs, 2bth and perfect for us! We are use to living in a loft so we really value the extra space. We are currently looking for a house and one of the requirements is that it be 2500 square feet and up.

    Post # 14
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Ours is 600ish (we’re moving away) and worth it because everything about our condo is PERFECT. It’s too small though, our storage locker is crammed and we chuck big stuff with some frequency.

    Post # 15
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Our apartment is roughly 875 sq ft – we have 2 bedrooms, a storage closet, kitchen, living room and full bath. We also live with 1 dog, 2 cats and a 75 gallon fish tank. It’s been okay for the last couple of years, but recently I’ve been longing for some outdoor space and a parking spot.

    Light definitely makes a big difference in terms of how big a space feels, I’m so jealous of your deck!!!

    Post # 16
    24 posts
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We are currently in a 250 sq ft one bedroom. It is tiny, but not too crowded. Luckily, we have a lot of things stored at our parents’ houses for now. And we are going to be moving up to 800 sq ft soon because we are hoping to start a family!

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