Studio Living: Less Space = Best Space?

The best and worst part about living in a studio is the lack of space.

I’ll start with the best part.
Besides the great ease of keeping such a small place clean, the lack of space also definitely encourages us not to buy excessively for our home. In fact, we saved a lot of money by renting this studio. Since we already had a murphy bed, we didn’t have to buy a bed frame. Also, since there is already a desk built into the murphy bed, we didn’t have to buy a desk or a desk chair, which was included in the house. We also didn’t have to buy a kitchen table, since there is really no room for one, and we didn’t have to buy a washer/dryer because the place came with one.

The only things we had to buy were bar stools, a couch, a coffee table, a patio set, a mattress, a comforter, and pillows for decoration. And believe it or not, we did all of that in one week.

We were on a mission – checking Craigslist for the deals. We scored nice $50 bar stools thanks to Craigslist pointing us to the direction of a consignment store, a memory foam mattress for $289 thanks to an online search bringing us to Denver City Furniture, a comforter for about $50 with a 20% off Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon for signing up for their rewards, a couch and coffee table on sale at IKEA, and a patio set at Target.

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Patio Set, Comforter, Mattress, Couch, Coffee Table & Decorative Pillows (Bar Stools not pictured)

We definitely fulfilled our mission and made our new studio feel like home in just one week.

Be sure to check back here in the next few days for my next post that will highlight the worst part of the lack of space living in a studio!

forever frugal & free,
Claire

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