Can I find a decent studio apartment in Clearwater?

Walking Distance to USF

Living in a Clearwater studio apartment sounds like a great idea. Clearwater is located close to the beach, and a studio will feel open, airy, and breezy – just like a beach-town apartment should! Living in Clearwater might seem a bit on the pricey side – but if you live in a studio, you may be able to do so very affordably.

Studio apartments are a very cost effective option for anyone looking to rent. A studio is basically one big room, generally with one bathroom. There will generally be a kitchen area, a living area, and a sleeping area. There are generally no other walls, though sometimes there are. A studio is a great option for anyone living alone, or perhaps a couple or even roommates who get along very well! Studios are also a good thing to consider if you aren't home very much. You'll save money on your rent and your utilities living in a smaller space. Studios may also be called “efficiency” or “lofts”.

A studio apartment in Clearwater is a great way for you to enjoy the gorgeous beach life found in Clearwater on a lower budget. If don't have much furniture or “stuff” in general, you may want to consider renting a Clearwater studio apartment. You may be able to find a studio that is close to public transportation, as lofts are sometimes located above business or other buildings downtown.

If you know you want to live in a studio, you should think about the things that you will bring into your new home. Functional and versatile items are key – think futons, desks with attached bookshelves, ottomans with hidden storage, etc. Some Clearwater studio apartments even come furnished – making your cost incredibly low! A loft is great in that it is very quick to clean and upkeep, but it also requires you to have a place for everything, and everything in its place. If privacy is a concern for you, or you just like having defined spaces, you can use some screens to separate your sleeping area. You can also use large pieces of furniture, like wardrobes or armoires to make areas feel more separate.

If you are torn between a studio and a one-bedroom, think about your lifestyle. Do you have friends over often? Entertaining in a studio is a bit more difficult than in a one-bedroom, but that certainly doesn't mean it can't be done. Just know that you won't be able to hide any mess if people are over. If you have a lot of stuff and furniture already, you may not be able to fit it all into a studio. You may find more unique architectural elements in a studio apartment in Clearwater, like exposed brick or wooden ceiling beams.

Living in a small area, you will probably be more likely to want to go out more. If you're someone who is always out anyway, this fits in perfectly with your lifestyle. If you are someone who wants to be going out more, perhaps a loft would be a great way for you to be encouraged to get out more.

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