All in One: Living & Working in a Studio Apartment
Some lucky people need little more than a lap and laptop to accomplish their work. Most of us require a bit more, so it can be a challenge to carve out efficient work space in a one-room studio. The first step is to pick one area and designate it for work. Why? Studies indicate having a specified work area increases focus, concentration and efficiency. To leverage every inch, consider different approaches:
Dedicate an entire wall to work and storage. Choose a mix of shelves and cabinets to hold equipment, records and supplies, and add a long desk or work surface. This approach helps you neatly confine to one wall a generous amount of work and storage space. Convert a closet into a work nook if you have alternative storage for clothing and other essentials. This option has the added advantage that it uses non-living space, and when your day is done, you can close the “office” doors to put papers and equipment out of sight and mind.
Divide the space into zones and group furniture by function. Put all work-related components and furniture in the work zone, cluster the couch, dining table and TV in the social-living space, and position the bed to create a defined sleep zone. Use area rugs or place some components perpendicular to the wall to physically define the zones.
Once you’ve picked a work area, determine what furniture and configurations will help you make the most of the space. Options include:
Expandable work surfaces. Overflow is inevitable with certain tasks. To expand your primary work surface, consider desks with retractable extensions or dropdown leaves. As an alternative, invest in a drop leaf or gate-leg table that doubles as a dining surface. Look for one that requires minimal floor space, is versatile enough to use on a day-to-day basis and extends to provide an additional work surface when you need it.
Wall-mounted desks. There are a variety of wall-mountable fold down tables in the marketplace and a few are specifically designed to function as desks. Most look like shallow wall-mounted cabinets when closed, but the front panel drops down to reveal shelves, storage cubbies and a compact but functional work surface.
Fold-out desks. If you want a defined work area for occasional use, consider one of the freestanding armoires that incorporates a built-in or fold-out work surface. There are numerous configurations, but most offer storage for equipment and supplies, and when these units are closed, they resemble a traditional armoire.
Space-optimizing furniture. Multipurpose furniture is a good solution if space is at a premium. Several companies make cabinets that hold a full-sized, fold-down bed for sleeping and a spacious foldout table for work or dining. Some also include built-in storage, installed lighting and handy power outlets.Sleek, adult loft beds are another option. Some feature built-in desktops and shelves, cupboards and drawers. Others are basically bunk beds on stilts with room below for a desk and storage components. Both styles pack an impressive amount of work and sleeping space into the same compact footprint.
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Use your ingenuity, combine strategies and make well-considered furniture choices to craft an all-in-one studio that suits both your work and life styles.
At dunhill consulting, our serviced and furnished apartments comprises of studio, 1 bed & 2 bed fully furnished apartments
From Ksh 115,000/- per month
An elegant, state of the art set of luxury fully furnished & serviced apartments right next to the Thika Super Highway.Tucked in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Taarifa Suites is located in the centre of Westlands right next to the Super Thika Highway. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city center yet in the most convenient location.
Taarifa Suites is designed for the discerning clientele, fully fitted, furnished and serviced with state of the art fittings and furniture. The ambience at Taarifa Suites is that of a home away from home while providing security and internet connectivity to enable our clients to keep in touch with family and offices around the world.We have 41 apartments with a variety of studio apartments, pent, one and 2 bedrooms.
Life in a studio is simple living at its finest. Everything you need is there - a roof over your head, a place to sleep, a place to cook and eat.
You also have room for those touches that make a space home. Walls to hang pictures, a window ledge to place a vase of flowers, a closet or corner for mementos and books. What you do not have room for, you truly don’t need right now. The pent - condominium which is a single dwelling that is on the highest floors of the building. Penthouses are typically differentiated from other apartments by luxury features and stunning views.
In the one bedroom will notice that the living room is very well furnished with a sofa sleeper, two seater chairs, 4- seater dining and a nice audio-visual system featuring both a large TV with a stereo and a CD/DVD player. Elegant two bedroom spacious apartment with a 6 seater dining table, 3 seater imported fabric sofas. I addition to other fittings, the apartment enjoys two air conditioning units with a controller.