(Closed) Apartment Space

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I live in a 2 bedroom duplex with 4 other people. lol. Gotta love college. Fiance and I don’t get a choice in our first place, since it will be supplied compliments of the US Air Force.

I think that square footage isn’t a huge issue as long as you have someplace to go to be on your own. I would go nuts without a little personal space.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Fiance and I started out in a one bedroom with a floor plan almost identical!  I loved our place, because it was ours.  But after a year, we definitely grew out of it.  🙁  It can be tight for two people, but it’s something you make work.  We moved into a very small  two bedroom house now, and the extra room is wonderful.  Have you looked at renting homes in your area? 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just make sure you have enough space for regular stuff like towels (linen closet), maybe somewhere for bikes if you have them, a book shelf, computer space, etc…

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Our first apartment was about 700 sq. feet & it was a one bedroom as well. We thought it was, it being the first place we lived together. How many square feet is this one total? I’ll be honest, we got really tired of our space and it got cramped – FAST. & we didn’t even have a dining room table, or a coffee table…so that additional space didn’t help!

But you could be different, we now live in a 2 bedroom that’s about 1600 square feet & it’s PLENTY. I’d say about 900 square feet is a good size for a 1 bedroom, any less is pretty packed in.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’ve heard many similar things from other newlyweds, everyone seems to recommend the two bedroom apt.  So we’ve decided to look for the 2 since we will prob need our space especially when it comes to working from home. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Um, I would give my right arm for an apartment that big! Right now we share one like that, but with one other bed room – with another couple! We’re looking at our own one bedroom, and everything we’ve found looks like that except minus the dining room and with the kitchen a little more cramped. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you can afford a 2 bedroom I would suggest it. Even if you could afford a 1 bedroom with a separated space to put a computer or reading nook or something. The first apartment we shared was a loft apartment (no bedrooms…we climbed up a ladder to get to our bed area) and luckily we got kicked out of the apartment after 1 month because of issues with our dog. BUT then we moved into a 2 bedroom. We didnt use the 2nd bedroom all that much, but we had the separate space just in case we needed it. Ever since then weve had a 2 bedroom and its always been nice to have a separate space to get away. You dont have to fill it with stuff right away! Actually if you could just do a 1 bedroom with 1.5 bathrooms that would even work better! But, its also nice to have a separate area for guests if they come to stay with you!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

If that fits in your budget, I would totally go for the 2 bedroom.  If you are looking for a fairly temporary apartment (1-2 years) the one bedroom would probably suffice.  We use our second bedroom for exercise equipment, desktop computer, our bikes, etc…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m having serious apartment jealousy/lust right now. I guess part of living in the city is giving up space… because Lees, 900 sq. feet sounds impossible! That’d go for about $1400 a month in my neighborhood. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

We finally left roomates about 6 months ago now, and moved into a 2 bedroom. I know everywhere is different.. It’s 640$ for our 2.  We are ANTI CLUTTER, we clean out stuff and throw away/goodwill quite often. I honestly don’t know what i would do without 2nd bedroom… We have a desk with bookshelves, a futon, large closet for (organized hidden stuff) and that’s it! Along with our full size living room one.. That closet looks pretty little.. Is it full size? You want to be able to fit more then your broom and vaccum!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh man…those look insanely huge to me. Fiance and I now live in a 550sq. ft. apt (thanks, NYC). It is definitely tight, but you manage–we don’t feel like we’re constantly tripping over each other. It would help to have a tv in the bedroom as well as one in the living room–we only have one in the living room, so it’s usually turned to ESPN!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My hubby and I have an apartment with three bedrooms and its just the two of us. However, we could not live without the two extra rooms… one is his study, and the other is my multipurpose (ie study, workout, music, and dressing room.) works perfectly for us!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Well, FH and I have lived in a 400 sq ft studio (1 room only, folks!) for the past 1.5 years and seriously, if you can afford the extra $200/mo for the extra bedroom, DO IT! You can never have too much space, in my opinion! Even the floor plan for the 1-bedroom looks like heaven to me…Have you guys lived together beforehand? That makes a big difference too!

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