When searching for an apartment in Dubai, size is of utmost concern for many buyers and tenants, along with design and amenities. Studio apartments and 1-bedroom apartments are two of the most popular types of apartments in Dubai. Many off plan projects in Dubai offers studios.

If you’re stuck between choosing a studio or a 1-bedroom apartment, we have highlighted below some of the vital differences between the two options so that it’s easier for you to decide:

  1. Privacy:

It should be noted that if you are a“private” type of person; you may not prefer a studio apartment because a studio apartment is basically an all-in-one compartment featuring kitchen, bedroom and living room in a closed circuit-like arrangement, with the exception of the bathroom which occupies a separate corner. A one-bedroom apartment, on the other hand, gives room for some privacy because each segment (kitchen, living room and bedroom) has its own separate corner. 

  1. Space:

From the definition of a studio apartment, it’s clear that it is way smaller as compared to a one-bedroom apartment, which means space is also one of the big differences between these two. It is however not advisable for a married man with kids to reside in a studio apartment because of its lack of space instead, it’s better he opts-in for a one-bedroom apartment.  Also, the one-bedroom apartment allows an all-unit amenity setting which is impossible in a studio apartment. 

  1. Affordability:

While a large percentage of studio apartments located in top Dubai areas such as the Bluewater apartments & Emaar Beachfront may seem too expensive, it might interest you to know that teaming up with top real estate brokers in Dubai can actually help you grab the best deals at the best price.

Generally, studio apartments are less expensive compared to one-bedroom apartments. Although, in some cases, some studio apartments tend to be more expensive than one-bedroom apartments and this is most of the time a result of some factors such as close proximity to downtown or availability of luxury features and amenities.

Apparently, the difference between a studio apartment and a one-bedroom apartment is that a one-bedroom apartment comes with separate spaces for the living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom while a studio apartment has a giant multipurpose room featuring a kitchen, living room and bedroom while the bathroom occupies a separate space. 

How to save without even noticing

Are you planning to invest in one of the off plan projects in Dubai and you don’t have the money? Have you tried to save but you never get there? There are several ways to squirrel money away even without noticing. Even though they might seem like small amounts, if you maintain the habit for months and years, you can accumulate thousands of dollars. 

If you have been saving to get a property in Dubai, you can choose the various apartments for sale in Dubai or one of the new projects by Emaar Properties.

To help you buy your dream house, here are tips to save even without noticing:

  1. Keep the habit of checking bank statements 

Sometimes you can be spending your money even without noticing it. Have you checked your bank statements and noticed subscriptions, apps and other recurring items that you may have forgotten you were paying. Those small charges add up to hundreds of dollars each year that you can be saving. For instance, you can have an active subscription for a magazine you never read. 

  1. Take advantage of technology

Nowadays, some banks are using technology to enable their clients to save small amounts of money in their everyday purchases. If you buy anything using debit card, the banks round up the price to the nearest whole number (or whatever parameter you set) and put the extra money in your saving accounts. For instance if you buy your grocery at AED 99.10, you will save 90cents. 

iii.    Renegotiate your bills and insurance 

When the bills arrive in the mail, you realize that everything is almost a privilege. However, what people don’t know is that you can get a better deal than what you are currently paying. Spare an hour or two and review your home loan interest rates, credit card interest rates and utility rates and ask for a better deal from your providers. 

  1. Buy and cook in bulk 

Nowadays, life has become fast-paced and sometimes it is hard to think more than a day or two ahead. However, buying ingredients and preparing your meals in bulk is a good way to save on both time and money. 

  1. Get a saving jar 

Sparing change in the wallet or purse can be very annoying. So, you can make a habit of emptying coins and small notes in the saving jar. You will be amazed at how quickly it will add up.