An efficiency apartment is a small apartment with one room and a bathroom, minimal amenities and a kitchen that shares the same space as the living area. Traditionally, students and young professionals rent the small apartments from local schools and universities.
Efficiency apartments are ideal for students as they provide the basics and much time is spent studying away from home. Law and medical students typically stay in an efficiency apartment during the formative years of their education.
The apartments are typically located in areas where space is limited, like major metropolitan cities and a growing real estate trend has taken the concept of an efficiency apartment and given it an upscale edge. Smartly built small living spaces are being designed with comfort in mind and effective and innovative use of space, as reported by USA Today.