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What Is the Difference Between BHK, RK and Studio?

Blox Social
Posted on
Jan 13, 2023

One of the most dynamic sectors in the world, real estate has seen rapid growth post-pandemic. However, investing in real estate isn’t easy - it requires a thorough plan of action, including a budget, location, loan eligibility, rental rates, resale value, and several other additional costs. Considering subjective affordability, size, layout, utility, and price, developers today offer different types of residential properties. Let’s have a look at some of the types of residential real estate.

  • BHK Flats (1,2,3, and so on)
  • RK
  • Studio Apartments
  • Bungalows/Villas
  • Townships 
  • Penthouses
  • Duplexes 

The middle-class forms one of the essential buyer population for top real estate developers, making the latter build quality infrastructure at the correct pricing, given the price-sensitive nature of India, no matter the metros like Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru or tier 2,3 cities. Thus the demand for BHK flats, RK, and studio apartments remains the highest. 
These real estate structures come with their pros and cons. However, before we begin the differentiation process, let's understand the factors involved in making this costly proposition.

1. BHK Flats

A popular choice for living, especially among families, the term BHK stands for Bedroom, Hall, and Kitchen. These could range from 1,2,3, and so on. The numerical value refers to the no of rooms in the house. In major cities like Mumbai, BHK flats remain the most common, with the average price per sq. ft being an estimated ₹11,500+ before 2023 kicked off. Listed below are some of the pros and cons of BHK flats


  • One of the safest and most popular choices
  • Spacious and luxurious 
  • Noteworthy amenities and strict security


  • Space could be an issue
  • Less privacy
  • Personalized decor, design, and layout would involve less flexibility 

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2. RK

In simple terms, RK stands for One Room Kitchen flat, with the average price per sq. ft for a city like Mumbai being in the estimated range of ₹1,000 - ₹41,000. These flats are ideal for single working individuals on a budget or a bachelor. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of living in an RK. 


  • Compact and well-organized for minimum needs
  • Less expensive utility bills
  • Solves the issue of cooking when compared to studio apartments, offering better ventilation and space


  • Not the best option for families 
  • Space constraint 
  • Lack of storage facility 

3. Studio Apartments 

Though a relatively new concept of living in India, it has seen a significant rise in demand for a city like Mumbai. A studio apartment comprises a single room and an open floor plan, with a living space, bed space, bathing space, and kitchen. Studios may also have walls for demarcation, offering privacy. Here are the pros and cons of living in a studio.


  • Reasonable cost
  • Prime properties and locations
  • Easy to maintain


  • Size constraint 
  • Difficult to host gatherings
  • The limited scope of customization


BHK Flats



The price rates keep increasing as we go further up 1,2,3 BHK, and so on.

Most affordable option compared to BHK flats and studios.

Affordability falls between BHK flats and RK.

Perfect for families.

Ideal for single occupants.

Perfect for working individuals and bachelors.

No space constraint. 

Limited availability of space, no demarcation or walls. 

Convenient for single occupants looking for a comfortable lifestyle.

High availability 

Low availability 

Growing availability 

The points listed above are great thought-starters to make an informed decision for your dream real estate property. Happy house hunting!

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