Ah, the humble studio apartment. At one time, this dwelling was considered to be the home of starving artists. Today, it’s a symbol of efficiency and exceptional modern design. With the tiny house movement driving architects and interior designer to think small, it’s no surprise that the studio has become not only a source of inspiration for those that wish to live large with smaller square footage, but also maximize whatever space possible. In these 50 studio apartment plans, you’ll see living spaces that dazzle with their ingenuity, attention to detail, and unique design.
This micro apartment is all about proof of concept. This studio is a proposed design for the Boston Waterfront, where hundreds of these types of studios may be developed. This type of housing is designed for an eclectic, urban lifestyle where residents are expected to use their apartments to sleep and occasionally do some work, whereas recreational activities take place in common rooms, community facilities, or local businesses.
Designed by ADD Inc., this smaller-than-market apartment (called a micro unit) made its debut in Boston and was profiled in both the Boston Globe and Metro. It showcases 300-square-feet of usability with flexible storage, wrap around counter that doubles as work and entertaining space, and a polished concrete floor for utility.
This micro apartment showcases high design along with smart thinking for small spaces, like 10′ floor to floor heights, hardwood floors and high quality finishes, and a charming balcony.
This small wonder comes courtesy of BuilderOnline.com and is designed by Archer Studios for the Silicon Valley workforce in San Jose, CA. Each unit features a living, dining and sleeping space, a kitchen, and a bath, with some featuring a balcony or a patio. Measuring in at just under 300 square feet, these studios were designed after research into cruise ship cabins and other small spaces (to ensure complete usability). Premium finishing touches, like aluminum windows, stone composite kitchen counters, and stylish colors and textures.
Even students can enjoy high design.
Designer Styleroom gives us a glimpse at a simple yet completely functional living space.
This micro-apartment proposed by Berkley developer Patrick Kennedy, is also known as a “SmartSpace”, featuring 220-square-feet of space to San Francisco, CA. This unit is all about usability, with amenities designed to serve multiple purposes with a small footprint.
In Tampa, FL’s Bay Oaks, 400 square feet of living space can go a long way in getting modern housing near the beach.
Gateway West Apartments also showcases high end interiors with small footprints.
In Oklahoma City, OK’s Capitol on 28th building, 422 square foot micro units offer a simple yet luxurious living space.
The Capitol on 28th also showcases premium views, with some tiny living units featuring outdoor spaces.
Found on RentCafe, this small space shows that you can live comfortably without leaving a large footprint.
The Central Park Rexburg may be tiny, but it offers just enough space – and prime locale – to ensure residents’ comfort.
Looking for futuristic charm? Look no further than this studio.
This rendering is nothing short of incredible. The amount of work that has gone to this particular work boggles our mind because this looks as though it was crafted pixel by pixel in an image editing program. Spectacular.
In Crescent Cameron Village, clean lines make this studio feel spacious and modern.
Angles don’t have to mean loss of space or utility. This interesting layout is still usable and comfortable.
Premium countertops, hardwood floors, and comfortable room sizes make even these small studios feel like luxury accommodations.
Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and modern design touches make this studio a must-see.
This reminds us a bit of modern meets Mad Men. The shapes and the layout are ideal for singles or small couples with an appreciation for mid-century and modern design.
Sometimes luxury hotel suites can serve as an inspiration for small studio apartments. The above is actually a plan for a suite in the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL.
While this is another hotel suite, it could serve as inspiration for a studio apartment. Just look at the use of shape – incredible! Recommended Reading: 50 One Bedroom Apartment Plans 50 Two Bedroom Apartment Plans