A studio apartment has a main living area rather than separate rooms for the bedroom, living room, and kitchen. Many people choose a studio apartment for the lower rent cost, but there are other benefits to be had from this style of living as well.

Here are just some of the benefits of choosing a studio apartment.

1. Fewer cleaning chores

Like a tiny house, a small apartment means you have fewer rooms to clean. The lower the square footage, for example, the quicker you can finish your sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and other chores. This can give you more free time to spend on the important things in your life, such as work, hobbies, and family.

2. Easier to find your belongings

The smaller space available will mean that you can only fit so many belongings in. Some people consider this a disadvantage, but it does mean you'll have fewer places to hunt if you forget where you put something. And because the floor plan limits your ability to collect clutter, you'll have fewer closets and cabinets to look through when searching for that elusive item.

3. Easier to spend time with your kids

If you have one or more children, a house with separate rooms for the kitchen and the play area may not be in your best interests. A studio apartment allows you to prepare meals, clean house, and do other important activities while still spending time with your kids. The ability to multi-task like this can be especially important if you're a single parent.

4. Lower electricity bills

While a smaller space won't lower all of your utility bills, it can help lower your electrical bills. The smaller the space, the less energy it will take to heat and cool it. In addition, a smaller space will have fewer lighting fixtures and other energy-using items to pay for.

5. More eco-friendly

Having just one room makes it easier for natural lighting to light your entire dwelling, which can reduce your need to turn on artificial lighting. In addition, the smaller the space you live in, the lower its ecological footprint is. That's because you'll be heating and cooling a smaller space, which lowers greenhouse gas production and the urban heat island effect. 

As you can see, living in a studio apartment can actually be a great experience. It's not for everyone, but if you value a clutter-free life, don't enjoy housecleaning, and want to save the environment (and lower the burden on your wallet) by saving electricity, a studio apartment may be right for you.