What Is a Junior One Bedroom Apartment and Why Is It Becoming Popular?

July 18, 2022 | By Lauren Bozarth
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Junior one-bedroom apartments are piquing a lot of interest among Chicago residents. So, let’s take a look at what exactly classifies a junior one-bedroom and what the perks include.

What is a Junior One Bedroom Apartment?

To start, a junior one-bedroom apartment (or convertible apartment) is a slight upgrade from a studio. This type of unit typically provides an additional alcove along with the main space. This alcove is often separated by an extra wall. While it’s common for residents to use the extra space as a spot to sleep, it doesn’t constitute a full bedroom. Usually, the nook is smaller and often without windows or a door. 

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Layouts for junior one-bedroom apartments can vary by building. That’s why it’s worth touring various units if you’re interested in this apartment style.

If you’re in the market for luxury apartments, you’ll find that these junior one one-bedrooms often offer more space and higher ceilings.

Junior one-bedroom apartments make an ideal living situation for those who may want to save some money on rent but don’t want to sacrifice space completely. Single working professionals are one of the primary demographics choosing this style of home.

With a standard studio apartment, residents likely find themselves eating, sleeping, and doing daily tasks in the same space. Having an additional alcove provides a nice physical and mental separation.

If you find yourself working from home, a junior one-bedroom apartment makes an excellent route. Unlike a traditional studio, it provides you the opportunity to work in a different area than where you rest.

The separate alcove also provides more privacy when you host. Guests don’t have to see your bedroom when they’re over, and it’s less pressure to have your room in perfect condition 24/7.

Because this style of home is smaller than units with multiple bedrooms, you’ll find that it helps keep costs down. When there is less space, there is likely less utilities used.

Living in a junior one-bedroom also makes cleaning easier. The less rooms you have, the less a place is prone to messes. 

Interested in finding a junior one-bedroom apartment of your own? Reach out to Luxury Living Chicago Realty today. Our experienced and licensed team would love to walk you through the process and help you secure the best home for your lifestyle.

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