(Closed) Should we rent this place?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MsLittleBookOwl:  It’s a cute place! Are you the kind of people who need personal space? Darling Husband used to have a 450 square foot studio apartment that I would stay at with him on the weekends when we were engaged, and for high stress situations (we were buying a house and planning a wedding all in one year), we really started to feel the need for more personal space than the place offered.  All that being said, I love the layout of the place!

Post # 4
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

It is doable but be prepared to argue quite a bit in the beginning… I once lived with a boyfriend in a very, very, very small 10m2 place (shared kitchen) and it was horrid. We argued to the point of me having to move out in order to save the relationship.

Living in such small approximaty takes a stroll on anyone. No matter how much one loves each other…. Still, I have known couples who did well in small spaces but only when it was “timed” and they knew that it was only temporary. How long are you planning on staying at this new place?

One can make it work but you need to set boundaries to give each other “space”….

Post # 5
2685 posts
Sugar bee

400 sqft is small but not impossible.  The floorplan looks like it has the essentials and having it fully furnished is a nice perk.  And the money saved while you’re in school will be very valuable.  Depending on how big your place is now, you will likely need to consolidate your things before you move (old clothes, school stuff, furniture, etc.).  Just make sure the location is close to some parks or walking areas, because you will want an opportunity to get some space and fresh air.

Post # 6
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally, I’d go crazy in that little space and, with it all being one large room, not feeling like I could “get away” and have me-time when needed.

But the place looks really cute!

Post # 7
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MsLittleBookOwl:  Is that floorplan/image something you created? I’d love to know how to do that!

Post # 8
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It will be difficult to study there as there wont be any quiet space. If you plant to spend a lot of time on campus and in the library you will find it to be easier because once you get home, it will be time to relax/eat/sleep. 

But if either of you plan to do work there, it will be tough.

Its certainly possible though!

Post # 9
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Yes! I would! It’s cute and huge closet for a studio. plus the extra area for a bed. Im all about saving money. 

Post # 10
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

400 square foot is incredibly small. Even 600 square foot would make a world of difference. I don’t think I could handle living in such small quarters with my Fiance.

Post # 11
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

What size is your current apartment? If you’re already working with a small space, it might not be such a shock to move into something a little smaller. I don’t have anything against small spaces (DH and I actually just bought a 700 sqft condo) but 400 sqft is pretty tiny. I don’t know if I could do a 20×20 box. Wouldn’t it basically be like staying in a hotel room or motel room with an efficiency kitchen? 

If you guys are the type who don’t need a lot of personal space, you can definitely pull this off. Darling Husband and I always hang out within 5-10 feet of each other so we didn’t need that much space. It’s definitely nice to be able to go into the bedroom for a little quiet time, though!

Post # 13
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MsLittleBookOwl:  Fiance and I lived in something that size for a year plus we had a large dog. It worked because we both had plenty of other things that kept us out of the apartment and neither of us had a lot of personal items to clutter it up. If neither of you is out of the place often it can become kinda like a mad house and arguments with just keep coming

Post # 14
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It would depend on how much ‘stuff’ you guys have.  It looks like the closet is the only storage space.  If you didn’t own a lot, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work!

Post # 15
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you don’t fight often it will work!  400 sq ft is small, but it’s a great layout and if it’s saving you $$ even better.  Keep in mind you aren’t living there forever.

Post # 16
1654 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I like it. Fiance and I live in a pretty small place right now, but it’s split level, so at least we have some time away from each other if needed.

The one thing I worry about is if you two get in an argument and want to be separate in the apartment, behind closed doors, is one of you going to hole up in a closet or the bathroom?

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