The saying ‘Home Sweet Home’ fits India realty’s current demand perfectly. Foundations like Studio or 1 BHK apartments have shown to be the latest and most promising developments in the current residential trend of the country. Studios or 1 BHK are mostly made on small Sq. ft. area and are generally more cost effective on the pocket of buyers than the 2 or 3 BHK apartments.
According to Kapoor of Liases Foras, “around 15,600 studio apartments, accounting for 8.6 million sq. ft., are being built in the top six cities-Mumbai, National Capital Region (NCR), Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai”.
From these cities, Bangalore currently rank highest with around 7 million sq. ft., mainly on report of tentative activity and development regulations. Taking the IT city as an example let’s try to find out the perks of living in a studio apartment and some tips on how to make the most of the minimalist space.
When you look for 1 BHK for rent in Bangalore, whether it is in the posh location of Electronic City or a silent locality of Horamavu, as long as it is Bangalore, the amenities and facilities you would be offered is immense. Here is why the city’s population is suddenly demanding studio apartments from Bangalore’s real estate developers –
- Cost effective
A studio or 1 BHK apartment is in every sense much cheaper than a larger apartment. Cost involved with buying the house, maintenance cost, and even the cost of furniture that goes into making a house complete, reduces drastically when the size of your house is small.
- Easy to clean
We all know what a pain it can be for young professionals and students to clean the house. When you live in a studio apartment, because of the size the amount of dirt and probability of your apartment getting dirty is very low.
- Prime location
As against big and spacious apartments, it is extremely easy to find one BHK apartments in various and almost all prime and posh localities of the city. If your dream is to live in the heart of Bangalore, investing in a studio or 1 BHK apartment can prove beneficial to you.
- Promotes multitasking
With everything from kitchen to living, and dining room being in one room minus much room dividers, you can eat and work at the same time, in the same space. Being able to do multiple work without moving around much helps you save a lot of time.
Now that you know why the city’s property seekers are vouching for 1 BHK apartments, it is time to be acquainted with the hardcore realty before you finalize an apartment on rent in Bangalore – Space!
Be prepared for the space to be less than what you must have seen in your life otherwise. But even when the sq. ft. area is low, it does not mean that you cannot make the most of whatever you have. Here are some tips on how to make your studio apartment chic and spacious with whatever minimal space you have –
- Invest in a multi storage cabinet
Buying a multi storage cabinet hat have enough columns to hold a diverse set of items can be profitable for you as you wouldn’t have to invest in buying multiple closets. Use the area above the commode wisely. Small apartment means small toilets. Instead of installing cabinets in the washroom, use the space above the commode as a storage space.
- Use lighter colors
Paint the walls cream or light grey or in any other light shade to give the impression of space in your house. Follow the same color trick for curtains and fabrics.
- Go for minimalistic set of furniture
Invest in furniture that you absolutely need. Do not buy a rocking chair when you have a beanbag or a whole sofa set when you have a couch. The idea here is to keep it simple.
Now that you know why to buy a studio apartment when looking for a flat in posh city of Bangalore and then beautify it to perfection, what are you waiting for? Go buy!
Tripti Rai, a keen observer who writes for 99acres.com and swears on fiction readings. Professionally working with a concentrated focus on real estate sector, she keeps her readers informed about latest developments in real time through her writing. When found not writing or reading, she is busy thinking about the next book or writing inspiration. You can find her on G+ and LinkedIn.