Millennials Guide Trend on Tiny High-Tech Apartments
Digested from High-Tech Millennial Lifestyle Inspires Micro Apartment Boom
Curbed (3/15/16) Barrionuevo, Alexei
Millennials place a higher priority on location than square footage. In cities like New York City, San Francisco and Seattle, micro apartments spanning no more than 350 square feet are appealing to the high-tech, on-demand lifestyle of 20- and early 30-somethings.
Members of generation Y prize convenience over a spacious kitchenafter all, why pay for space for state-of-the-art equipment and to prepare meals when you mostly rely on food-delivery services? Even living rooms arent as important anymore, as millennials tend to conduct their social life online, instead of throwing parties.
They also want to live in an area thats close to public transportation and located in a citys epicenter. Developers have responded by building smaller, constructing more studios and one-bedroom apartments, and making architectural adjustments such as integrating the kitchen into the rest of a units living space.
You really have to think about the cabinetry, the built-ins, furniture placement. It is a much more granular level of design, Scott Lee, president of SB Architects, told Curbed.