When browsing rental ads for an apartment, you will probably come upon ads describing places to live as a bachelor, bachelorette, studio or loft apartment. If you’re new to the apartment hunt, you might be confused about what’s the difference between them.
This article will help you decipher between the various types of properties you can rent and which ones might better suit your needs.
You’ve probably heard about bachelor pads in movies or TV shows, but do you want to live in one? Bachelor apartments are called that because they’re best suited for one individual. This type of apartment offers an open concept space for your bedroom, living room, dining room and your kitchen, (which may sometimes be separate), while a typical apartment separates each of these rooms with walls.
These apartments typically aren’t very big, but they may be best suited for a young professional, student or empty nester who doesn’t require much living space. These spaces are typically between 300 square feet to about 600 square feet, which may be too tight for multiple people to live in.
This type of apartment tends to be more inexpensive for rent and tenants will likely pay less for utilities since less heat or AC will be needed. A bachelor apartment offers a renter their own private space, along with a lot of flexibility on how they want to use it. Tenants can choose whether they need a dining or living room area in their home, which may be unnecessary with only one occupant.
For renters looking at ads, there’s some confusion about the difference between a bachelor and a studio. They are the same thing, which means if you’re looking for a bachelor apartment, you’re also looking for a studio apartment.
A bachelorette apartment is an even smaller version of a bachelor apartment. Chances are you won’t see someone advertise their unit as a bachelorette since some tenants may be turned off from living in such a small space.
Lofts offer a unique industrial look in a residence, such as exposed brick, beams or metal piping, which adds character to your home. Lofts are usually built in gentrified areas, which converts an older commercial or abandoned building into a residence that merges old world structure with new world finishes.
These are also open-concept apartments and they are best suited for one tenant. Loft apartments differentiate themselves from a bachelor apartment by their size. Typically lofts offer larger square footage, which can also be more than a normal apartment. Another distinct feature of this residence is its high ceilings, which helps make the space look bigger.
This type of apartment is typically more expensive than a bachelor/studio apartment, but if you’re looking for a larger one-of-a-kind space, this may be exactly what you’re looking for.
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