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June 12, 2013

Helen asks…

Is this a good studio apartment? Financial and decorating advice please?

I’m hoping to move out at the beginning of 2010. I know it’s early but I’d like to find something and start saving accordingly. I’ll be turning 18 and getting kicked out of where I live now.

The studio I’m thinking of is here: http://www.forrent.com/apartment-community-profile/1000009746.php you can see the floor plans and price for it.

I was thinking of getting a loft bed, and putting my drawer units underneath it, then putting Shoji around it to keep my things more private.

I have a futon couch, round chair, TV (and DVD player) and TV stand, book shelf, and computer desk already. I was thinking of getting a coffee table as well since I can’t get a normal one and a tall lamp

I know i need kitchen appliances and dishware, bathroom rug, toilet seat cover, towels, and cleaning supplies.

I need to check into what utilities are included, but I don’t need cable since I just watch everything on my laptop, and I only use my cell since it’s a pay as I go, and I’m not a big phone person, and I need to plan out for my car insurance, since i’ll be getting my first car soon. I know I’d need to consider my food and gas bills obviously as well

Can anyone give me a good estimate on how much I should be looking to make per month so I can swing all this? My current job is only part time and I get about $900 a month so I can save about half of my income till January when I’d be looking to move. How much more should I look to make? I know the economy is bad but I have a few months to find the other job thankfully. And no, my family will not provide any financial support whatsoever.

I know it’s small but from what I’ve been reading it’s larger than most studio apartments, I think it’s fine for oen teenage girl and a cat though. My girlfriend would be moving in at a later date but I’m sure we could switch to a one bedroom when that time comes.
okay as far as “Decorating” i meant furniture. I LIVE in an apartment now, I know they don’t allow you to paint and gang holes in teh walls.

As far as my girlfriend living with me, it wouldn’t be for about a year, meaning when I renewed my lease she’d move in, and I could put her on it.

SMALL appliances, like a microwave and coffee maker are what I was talkinga about. I’m not retarded here people.

And I’m going to be talking to my boss, who is hiring, to see if I can switch to full time, where I’d take home a little more than double what I do now…

I can understand being honest, but no need to be jerks. –;

Administrator answers:

Studios usually come furnished….probably be doing good to find room for your clothes, tv, kit. & bathrm stuff…….decorating, its not your property, you cant paint an bang holes where ever you want, you need permission first………….

Chris asks…

Any suggestions on where I can find photos of nicely decorated studio apartments?

I am moving into a studio apartment in the next few weeks. I am looking for decorating ideas (especially ways to divide the bedroom from the rest of the apartment). I checked hgtv. Any other great websites I should check out?

Administrator answers:

Apartment Therapy had a “Smallest, Coolest Apartment Contest” where every home had to be less than 850sq/ft. Most of the homes were really cool, so I think you could get a lot of good ideas looking at all the different entries. Go to this site and scroll down to the bottom for links to all the homes.

Http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/contests/2008/small-cool/

Mandy asks…

Does anyone know of any websites I can check for ideas on how to decorate a studio apartment?

I would like my studio to have a contemporary style to it

Administrator answers:

Just write on Google, ‘Studio Decoration’ and click. You will get a host of links and sites. I am posting a few :

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