Decoding Apartment Sizes: How to Choose the Right BHK?

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While buying an apartment, you must make many decisions at every step. Out of all decisions, the most significant one is the apartment size. The apartment size depends on your family budget, size, and other requirements. 

It is necessary to understand the terminologies made by the builder according to your requirement. Even if you want to buy 2 BHK flats in Ghaziabad, you must know some terminologies to select the correct size.

Builders Terminologies

Here are some terminologies that you might encounter.

  • Carpet Area

The carpet area is the most important thing to concern. It is the floor area you can use within your apartment excluding, the wall and other spaces. 

  • Plinth Area

The plinth area is also known as a built-up area. It includes four walls, a terrace, a utility area meant for placing a carpet. Often the plinth area is approximately ten percent of the area for carpet.

  • Super Built-up area

It includes the proportionate spaces of the common areas such as a lobby, shafts, staircases, etc. In many cases, it may also include gardens, swimming pools, or a parking area. It is a saleable area.

  • Load factor

It is the extra cost you must pay for the development of common spaces. The load factor is the difference between the super built-up area and the carpet area. It varies with different cities and projects. 

Choosing the Right Apartment Size

Now that you know all the terminologies, you can choose apartments between 1, 2, and 3 BHK.

  1. 1 BHK


  • Small, compact, and affordable
  • Easy maintenance
  • A good option for people who travel a lot.


  • Caters to couples, and bachelors.
  • There are often demand-supply gaps in most cities.
  • 2BHK


  • For small families
  • Easily available
  • Easy maintenance


  • Limited space
  • Due to high demand, less chance of getting discounts.
  • 3BHK


  • Abundant space
  • For large families


  • Difficult to maintain.
  • Lower return on investment

Now that you know the merits and demerits of each of the BHK types, you can select the one that suits you.

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