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How Do Studio Apartments Differ From Efficiency Apartments In Indianapolis?

March 03, 2022
Studio apartment living room at Echo Park Bloomington.

If you’re searching for a smaller rental unit, you could find the words “studio apartment” and “efficiency apartment.” Initially, these descriptions could appear to be the same, but they’re really two separate apartment options. Even though both have less square footage and economical, studio and efficiency apartments in Indianapolis have some key distinctions. If you understand how they differ, you should be able to determine which type of apartment to select as your new home.

What Is A Studio Apartment In Indianapolis?

A studio apartment living room at Riverview Apartments. 

When you think of a smaller living space, you’re in all likelihood envisioning a studio apartment. It’s a fact that most studio apartments in Indianapolis have approximately 600 sq. ft., but it’s their layout that allows them to differentiate from other apartments. While that majority of apartment floor plans have clearly defined rooms, studio apartments offer a more open layout. The living room, kitchen, and bedroom are all together. Only the bathroom and maybe a closet is behind closed doors.

It’s important to note there is some variety with studio apartments. Some units feature a loft for sleeping that provides a little bit of privacy, and some apartments employ an L-shaped design to create a nice corner for a bed. You can come across a range of studio apartment kitchen styles as well. Despite their limited space, studio apartments offer full kitchen spaces, and sometimes a small counter or bar and cabinetry can serve as a partial divider between cooking and living space. And some studio apartments include a bathroom that is big enough for both a tub and shower, while some units have just a shower.

What Are Efficiency Apartments In Indianapolis?

Efficiency apartments might look like studio apartments, but they’re intended to conserve space even more. They have the most scaled-down designs–some could be just 300 square feet total. The entirety of the apartment except the bathroom is is enclosed within a single open room. In lieu of a normally sized kitchen, you will have a kitchenette with a few appliances and a little bit of countertop area on one wall. In the tiniest of efficiency apartments, the appliances are smaller. You’ll probably be presented with a condensed bathroom as well, with just a shower.

Is A Studio Or Efficiency Apartment Best For You?

Looking into the bright living area from kitchen. 

As you now know the different aspects of efficiency and studio apartments in Indianapolis, which will work best for you? That comes down to what matters most to you. Both types will save you money but are intended for different lifestyles.

If you want a small apartment to live in and potentially host one or two guests, a studio apartment has sufficient living area. If having conveniences like a bathtub is important to you, then go with a studio apartment. A studio apartment usually is a preferred option for pet owners as well.

If you’re away on business a lot or don’t plan to be home much and simply want a spot to rest at night, you can forgo the expense of a studio or one-bedroom by choosing an efficiency apartment. You may even counteract the higher living costs within your city’s center or other sought-after location by selecting an efficiency apartment in whatever neighborhood you want. And while your compact unit might be without some amenities, you still have the ability to take advantage of the amazing amenities found throughout the community.

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Regardless of what you require in your future apartment, Block 20 can help you find your new home. We offer a lot of floor plans and special features that our Indianapolis Residents love. To get started, call 463-777-2762 or schedule a tour. Our leasing specialists are ready to help!