The hardest thing about setting up a studio apartment is figuring out the right layout. With so little available space, every decision makes a huge impact. We're always amazed at the space planning ideas we see in Apartment Therapy's annual "Small Cool" contest, so we're looking at the apartments of five previous contestants for inspiration…
Privacy, Please: Ideas for Carving Out a Cozy Bedroom in a Studio
The challenge: Create a "bedroom" (well, at least a bed nook) in an open-layout studio apartment. Our solution: Choose visual dividers that separate the space, but that don't block sunlight or cut up the square footage of an already tiny home. Presto—your single room will suddenly feel like two (or more.) Here are 11 simple and smart ideas to inspire small-space dwellers:
DIY Ideas for Making a Home on a New Grad’s Budget
Living the budget life is not easy and college grads know this more than anyone! During this exciting (read: stressful) phase of your life, having a cozy home that feels like your own space is so essential! After all, you need somewhere to kick up your feet after a busy day of chasing your dreams. If you’re on a budget, how can you create a beautiful home that’s not a mishmash of hand-me-down furniture? Here are some DIY ideas to help you stay on budget AND create a home you love.