Tour The Big Bang Theory’s Apartments in 3D!
Written by Pooja P.
For diehard fans of the TV show, The Big Bang Theory’s apartments, or ‘nerd-vanas’, are iconic living spaces. Wouldn’t you love to step into the apartments where Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, and the rest of the gang spent many comic and heartfelt moments?
We sure would! So, read on as we take you through a very accurate and true-to-life 3D Floor Plan of the fictional apartments – 4A and 4B.
About Those Big Bang Theory Apartments
Situated on the fourth floor of ‘The Building,’ the fictional The Big Bang Theory apartments are almost mirror images in terms of layout, except for the extra bedroom in apartment 4A.
In the first few seasons of the show, apartment 4A is where physicists Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper reside, while their across-the-hall neighbor Penny lives in apartment 4B.
It turns out that The Big Bang Theory’s apartment’s real-life location is somewhere in the vicinity of 215 South Madison Avenue, New York.
Imagine you are looking to rent out a similar property around that location. You could budget $1,825 or more per month for Penny’s 1BHK (bedroom, hall, and kitchen). Want that extra bedroom? Then you should be ready to spend $2,275 or more per month for Leonard’s and Sheldon’s 2BHK!
Take a Virtual Tour of The Big Bang Theory Apartments
If you are ready to glean decor inspiration from this American sitcom, our virtual tour will help you understand the many elements of The Big Bang Theory set layout, including:
- The Big Bang Theory apartment living room
- Apartment 4A’s kitchen
- The boy’s bathroom
- Sheldon and Leonard’s bedrooms
- Penny’s apartment layout
The Big Bang Theory Apartment Living Room
Sheldon and Leonard’s living room is one of the most memorable spaces in the show. It’s the location where the sitcom’s protagonists hung out the most – eating Chinese takeout, playing video games, celebrating Nobel Prize wins, or just watching TV.
The bachelor pad emanates a distinct geeky chic vibe thanks to the following features:
- Comic books and science-inspired objects:Look around, and you will find DNA models, superhero and cult film memorabilia, telescopes, miniature rockets, and even globes.
- Vintage gadgetry:The set designers incorporated a pressure gauge and hand-held radiation detector into the decor to add to the old-school nerdy vibe. Bazinga!
- Well-lit workplace nook:The nook has scores of books, a computer, and many tech gadgets. Meanwhile, large windows cover one wall, which lets light stream into the room.
- Understated and comfy décor:Sheldon and Leonard’s big, brown, leather sleeper sofa and functional table and chairs show that the duo likely spends more of their money on gaming, books, and science equipment than interior style! Even the walls and cabinetry have uniform neutral colors.
Apartment 4A’s Kitchen
In Sheldon and Leonard’s The Big Bang Theory apartment layout, the living room leads into an open kitchen – featuring a large counter table where the group spends a good portion of their days socializing and drinking wine.
You will find more pop-culture elements such as the Star Wars style toaster and Batman cookie jar in this space. As a nod to the nerdy personalities of the show’s heroes, there is also a whiteboard covered with complex scribbled equations!
Wooden elements abound in this room, from hardwood flooring to cabinets and open shelves that blend seamlessly with the mild-colored walls and green tiling. Notice the pot and pan hanging rack above the sink to maximize storage space.
The Boy’s Bathroom
Moving into Sheldon and Leonard’s bathroom, the focal point is the shower curtain with a periodic table print, which shields a basic built-in bathtub. Characteristic sci-fi wall art covers the walls, while the rest of the space is quite simple and utilitarian.
Sheldon and Leonard’s Bedrooms
As you move about Leonard and Sheldon’s rooms, you will see their distinct personalities reflected in each space. Sheldon’s room is all about strict symmetry and matching of colors and textures with no real regard to design trends or schemes. Notice the matching wooden bookcases, desk and bed, the same-colored drapes and sheets, and the meticulously arranged shelves!
Leonard’s room on the other hand has a slightly more relaxed vibe. To break the monotony of the room, there is an upholstered bench at the foot of the bed and a light source in the form of a mission-style table lamp.
Both physicists display books, quirky pop art, and action figures in their rooms.
Penny’s Apartment Layout
If your favorite character on the show is Penny, then like her, you too could add color and personality to your apartment decor. A stark contrast to the guys The Big Bang Theory apartment interior, Penny’s living space made ‘cluttercore‘ cool, even before it became a trend.
Her home features a joyful, happy and comfortable mess that’s an interesting mix of high-end and low-end furniture combined with diverse accessories such as Chinese lanterns and cartoon wall art. To amp up the eclectic vibe, be sure to mix and match colors, such as bright pinks, greens and oranges, and blues across the bedding, furniture, and curtains.
Hopefully, you now have all that is needed to inject that ‘The Big Bang Theory’ vibe into your home or apartment. If in doubt, just think “affordable geeky charm meets pop-culture influences” and you’ll have yourself a winner!