Flat Types 101: Introduction To Turkish Bedroom Numbers

Over ninety percent of people living in mega-cities like Istanbul live in apartment flats. The expansion of cities is primarily responsible for this. In a city where the population is increasing but there is a limited amount of building space available, multi-story buildings appear to be the ideal solution. To meet the growing demand, both the quantity and the standard of available apartments have improved. 

Besides the majority living in apartment flats, there are groups of privileged people who are able to afford detached homes with pools and villas with security systems in every city. Whether it's a magnificent mansion in Beykoz or a 2+1 apartment in Taksim, there's a method to denote the floor plan using symbols. However, room numbering methods may differ depending on where you are in the world.

You will be able to recognize the different types of Turkish flats, learn the logic of the bedroom numbering system, and determine which type of housing will best meet your requirements by reading this article.

The system of bedroom numbers in turkish real estate is in a format of x+y, where x stands for the numbe rof  bedrooms and y stands for the number of halls

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There are different systems for denoting the room numbers in different parts of the world.
  • In Turkey, the rooms in a house are represented by a sum. The first number corresponds to the number of separate bedrooms and the second number, usually 1, to the living room/hall. 
  • A 2+1 apartment in Turkey is a two-bedroom apartment with a hall. 
  • If you see something like “4+2”, it’s probably a duplex apartment or a detached house or villa with 4 bedrooms and 2 halls.

The Numbers and Symbols

When looking for housing options in Turkey, you may come across symbols such as 1+1, 2+1, 4+2, and other similar combinations. In spoken language, the symbol of "3+1" is read as "3 bedrooms and a hall." For example, "3+1" stands for "three bedrooms and one hall." In other words, a 3+1 apartment has one large hall that serves as the living room in addition to three separate rooms. When you see the notation "4+2," it means that the house or apartment in question has two halls or living rooms, or as people in Turkey refer to them, two "salons," and four bedrooms, or spaces that you can use for any other purpose.

Let's explore some of the symbols that are used to denote the characteristics of the houses, and then figure out which category of home is best suited to meet what needs.

Studio (1+0)

What is 1+0 apartment in turkey? A plan of 1+0 flat in Turkey.

 

Studio flats are compact housing options. Everything you need in a house- kitchen, bathroom, living space, and a bed- is in one room. Studio flats are also referred to as 1+0, meaning that there is no separate living room that we normally show using +1. Studio flats are a very popular option among single people as living spaces. In addition to that, freelancers and people who want to start their own businesses are among those who can best enjoy a studio flat. These flats are usually designed with a minimal style as they have limited space, and are most often rented out move-in ready. So, a studio flat in Istanbul, for example, is not only a modern-day solution to living in a crowded mega-city but also a smart investment option because of the great demand.

1+1

What is 1+1 apartment in turkey? A plan of 1+1 flat in Turkey with 1 bedroom and 1 hall

 

Add one living room or “salon” to your studio apartment, and there you go! You have a 1+1 apartment. If you think that you need somewhere a little more spacious than a studio flat or you want to separate your living space from your bedroom, 1+1 flats grant your wishes without losing their affordability. Like the studio flats, 1+1s have emerged as a result of urban growth with the same logic: built with a compact and minimal style because of the limited space in the city centers. So, if you’re single, living with your partner, or an investor,  1+1 flats are a great option for you. 

2+1

What is 2+1 apartment in turkey? A plan of 2+1 flat in Turkey with 2 bedrooms and one hall.

 

This kind of apartment is likely the most common one found in major metropolitan areas. It features a living area besides two separate bedrooms. These are not the types of apartments that are created with "saving space" in mind. Instead, they provide individual living spaces for each person that resides in the flat. The aspect that stands out the most about 2+1s is the amount of personal space and privacy they offer. As a result, couples who do not have any children or who have only one child typically favor 2+1s. These are popular among investors as well due to the fact that there is always going to be a demand for them.

3+1

What is 3+1 apartment in turkey? A plan of 3+1 flat in Turkey with 3 bedrooms and 1 hall.

 

The most common layout for a typical family with one to two children is a 3+1. This type features a living room in addition to its three bedrooms. This type of apartment can be advantageous in a wide variety of ways. If you have two children, you will be able to give each of them their own individual space. If you only have one child, the spare bedroom could be used as a library, study room, playroom, or any number of other things. Due to the fact that 3+1 apartments are typically occupied by families with children, the majority of them feature either a balcony or a terrace, depending on the location.

3+2

What is 3+2 apartment in turkey? A plan of 3+2 home in Turkey with 3 bedrooms and 2 halls.

 

Moving into a home that has three bedrooms and two living spaces is a fantastic choice for large families with 2-3 children. Because there are two large living rooms, the x+2 options are most likely either a duplex apartment or a detached house. One benefit of having a second story is the added privacy it provides when residents choose one main living area and make use of other spaces freely.  These free spaces can turn into quiet study rooms, private bedrooms, or a home theater with a fancy sound system.

V 3+1

The “V” before the 3+1 stands for “villa”. As a whole, it refers to a villa with 3 bedrooms and a living room.  One of the types of homes that have the most privacy is the villa. You will be able to enjoy perks like complete privacy, unrestricted space for home improvements, and increased resale potential thanks to the fact that detached homes are in high demand in today's housing market. 3+1 villas are almost always the best option for married couples with children. Think about your children playing or fighting, making a lot of noise- in this kind of detached home, it won't be a problem.

 

FAQs

What Does +1 Mean In Turkey?

A flat plan symbolized as “x +1” means “x bedrooms and one hall/living room”. In that case, +1 means living room in Turkey.

What Is The Meaning Of 2+1 Apartment?

A 2+1 apartment consists of two separate bedrooms and a living room.

How Are Traditional Turkish Houses?

The basic features of the traditional Turkish house, particularly those from the Ottoman period are strength and durability, and aesthetics.

Is It A Good Time To Buy Property In Turkey 2023?

It can be said that this is a great time for investors to purchase real estate in Turkey, either for their own use or as an investment because of the continuous rise in property prices. Check this out to get more information.

What Kind Of Houses Are There In Turkey?

There are all kinds of modern residential units from apartment flats to luxury villas. Besides these, there are also traditional Turkish houses and seaside mansions by the Bosphorus.

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