Studio apartment

Studio apartment

A studio apartment (studio flat in the United Kingdom), or an efficiency apartment or bachelor style apartment or bachelorette, is a self-contained, small apartment, which combines living room, bedroom and kitchenette into a single unit, barring a bathroom. "Bachelor" or "efficiency" apartments are sometimes smaller than studio apartments.

In British usage, a studio flat has its own bathroom; a single room with cooking facilities and a shared bathroom is known as a bedsit.

Studio, efficiency, and bachelor style apartments all tend to be the smallest apartments with the lowest rents in a given area, usually ranging around 300 to 600 square feet (25-60 square meters). These kinds of apartments typically consist of one large room which serves as the living, dining, and bedroom. Kitchen facilities may be located in the central room, and the bathroom is often in its own smaller room.

United States

A variation common in New York City is the "L-shaped" or "alcove" studio, in which the central room branches off into a small alcove that can be used for sleeping or dining.

Manufacturer Cardinal Industries, Inc., a former manufactured housing corporation, incorporated studio apartments into some of their communities.Fact|date=August 2008

ingapore

Studio apartments, in the context of Singapore's public housing, are flats that are specifically built by the Housing and Development Board to cater to the growing senior citizen population, although there is growing popularity among young working singles.Fact|date=August 2008

External links

* [http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/homefinder/article3221073.ece A News feature]
* [http://www.china.org.cn/english/business/232892.htm Another feature]

ee also

*Serviced apartment
*Apartment hotel
*Loft apartment
*List of house types


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