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rottaj 01-12-2010 10:53 PM

How big is big enough - studio flat

I am planning to build 2 studio flats at the back of my house for renting out. The flat(let) will have a small bathroom (shower, toilet small basin) and a small kitchenette (Ikea) with a 2 “burner” hot plate, bench top oven and microwave. The question is how big do I need to make the flat in order for it to be “liveable” and inviting to prospective tenants?

My max internal width will be 3.7m and I have room to move length ways to whatever size I need up to 60 square metres for the whole construction. I don’t necessarily want to go to the full 60 square metres as the cost to me will be proportional to the size etc.

Anyone with any ideas?



Scuba_Dave 01-12-2010 11:04 PM

Any specific min codes as far as liveable space where you are ?

Check on sizes of other flats being rented out
If too small they may not rent
Unless the price is enough to make it worth it to someone

vsheetz 01-12-2010 11:33 PM

Best to do some comparative research of similar rentals in the vicinity to see whet size the competition is. Is there a good market for such effeciency units? Often they are more viable in college areas, as month-to-month rentals, etc. more so than longer term rentals.

Willie T 01-13-2010 09:10 AM

By the way, for those of us not handy with the conversion......

1 square meter = 10.7639104 square feet.

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