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When you’re looking for the best apartment when you go to college, you may be calling around to lots of Ohio University rental companies. You may have a hard time sifting through all of the housing options offered to you and knowing how much space you need. If it’s just you living by yourself or just a couple of you, then you may be looking at studio apartments and one-bedroom units. Here are some of the things to think about to help you make your best choice in off campus housing.

Monthly Rent Payments

If you’re looking in one area specifically, you may have found that the difference between studios and one-bedroom apartments differs in that studios are often less expensive. Many people choose studio apartments for this reason alone. However, if you can afford it, then upgrading to a one-bedroom apartment and having more space may be the way to go.

Number of Tenants

When you live by yourself, you may not need much more than a studio apartment. A lot of people can make this work by purchasing multifunctional furniture and making do with smaller pieces. With some simple tips and tricks, you can make even a small studio apartment look grander and more spacious.

However, if you have two or more people sharing an apartment, a studio may feel too cramped for your liking. It may be saving you a lot of money, but if you and your roommate are always figuratively in each other’s hair in a studio, you may want to reconsider the value a one-bedroom apartment could offer you. Also, if you have people frequently coming to visit who are staying overnight, having an extra bedroom space that you can retreat to or where your guests can stay when they’re sleeping overnight at your place may be of significant value to you. 


Amount of Space

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The amount of space is obviously going to be much different going from a one-bedroom to a studio and back. If there is more than one of you living there, then having an extra bedroom space may be a great idea just so you don’t feel like you’re living on top of each other. If you telecommute for work, then some people prefer a separate space to work in so that they aren’t always blurring the line between work life and their home life.

Entertaining Purposes

For some people, entertaining in their own apartment is one of the finer things in life. For others, nights are best spent alone watching TV or partaking in favorite solitary hobbies. If you are entertaining often, you may want to have an extra bedroom space so that you’re not piling guests’ coats on your bed in a studio. Then again, for more intimate gatherings of just a few people, this may be a non-issue.

Your housing situation at school should be a good place to make new friends, meet different kinds of people, and have fun while you’re getting an education. Choosing between a studio and 1-bedroom apartment is one consideration that many single students have to make when finding a new place to call home. Call the team at Wharton Rentals for finding the best Athens, OH, university off campus housing for your budget and needs.

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