What does BHK mean? BHK Full Form

BHK Full Form

BHK full form is bedroom, hall, and kitchen in a particular unit Flat or house. Today we will know all about the term BHK in this post.

This term is commonly used in the real estate industry for the property’s configuration. 

Apart from funds and area, a buyer needs to select the property’s configuration – i.e., 1BHK, 2BHK, or a 3BHK. But firstly, you need to understand this term.

What is a BHK?

BHK is a short form for bedrooms, hall, and kitchen. It is the notation that is used to describe the number of rooms in a flat or house. The number before these terms indicate the numbers of the bedroom.

For Instance, 1 BHK means the specific property(Flat/ House) has two bedrooms, a hall, and a kitchen. 2 Bhk indicates the separate unit (Flat/ House) has two bedrooms, a hall, and a kitchen. 

BHK full form
1 BHK
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2 BHK

Evan, this property also has toilets/bathrooms, but sometimes the sellers don’t mention it as they describe the room numbers.

Some sellers also market their flat /house as a 3BHK+2T unit. Here, ‘2T‘ stands for two toilets. This term highlight the benefit of the combined area.

What is RHK?

RHK refers to a property with a room, hall, and kitchen. The room can be used as a bedroom or living room along with a hall and a kitchen.

The term RHK is used instead of BHK because, as per regulation(RERA), the standard size for a bedroom is 10.22 square meters or 110 square feet.

A room smaller than this size can’t be said a bedroom; that’s why the term RHK comes into existence.

BHK Uses

The BHK is used to specify the layout of flats, houses, bungalows, villas. But this term is not appropriate for plots.

However, sellers may use this term to show the plot’s potential, like you can construct a 2BHK or 3BHK house on it.

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What is a 0.5 BHK?

It indicates a unit with a half bedroom smaller than a standard-size bedroom along with a hall and a kitchen.

Because of fast urbanization, the need for dwelling space is growing. Developers know the need of buyers; that’s why they have been experimenting with different terms.

This added space can be used as a study room, pooja room, storeroom, children playroom, library etc., but it can be used with the bedroom. It is enough for a small size family.

What is meant by 1.5 BHK?

A 1.5BHK unit refers to a flat/house with a standard-sized and small-sized bedroom that could be used as an extra room, study room, library, servant room, or even a storeroom.

What is meant by 2.5BHK?

BHK Full Form

A 2.5BHK refers to a particular property with two standard-size bedrooms and a smaller-size room that can serve as a storeroom study room, extra room or servant room.

These kinds of properties are becoming more prevalent, mainly in the Delhi NCR. This kind of unit is suitable for mid-size families.

What is 1RK?

BHK full form

1 RK refers to a particular property with one room and kitchen along with a toilet/bathroom. It is another alternative for home buyers looking for a small flat/house.

It is suitable for frequent travellers buyers who don’t want to stay in a hotel and look for a limited budget property in another city. This kind of property is suitable for buyers with a limited budget.

Notations Used in Real Estate Business

Following notations are used in real estate business to market their property.

AbbreviationStandard Size (Sqft)Full-Form Explanation
0.5 BHKBelow 4500.5 Bedroom, One
Hall & one Kitchen
One bedroom smaller than a standard-size bedroom can be used as a study room, pooja room, storeroom, library etc.
1 BHK450 to 600 One Bedroom, One
Hall & one Kitchen
With One Bedroom
One Hall & one Kitchen
1.5 BHK600 to 700 1.5 Bedroom, One
Hall & one Kitchen
One standard-sized and one small-sized bedroom could be used as an extra room, study room, library, servant room, or even a storeroom.
2 BHK650 to 800 2 Bedroom, One
Hall & one Kitchen
With Two Bedrooms
One Hall & one Kitchen
2.5 BHK650 to 900 2.5 Bedroom, One
Hall & one Kitchen
With two standard-size bedrooms and a small-size room that can be used as a storeroom or servant room.
3 BHK900 to 1100 3 Bedroom, One
Hall & one Kitchen
With Three Bedrooms
One Hall & one Kitchen
4 BHK1300 to 1700 4 Bedroom, One
Hall & one Kitchen
With Four Bedrooms
One Hall & one Kitchen
2 BHK 2 T650 to 800 2 Bedroom, One
Hall, one Kitchen
Two Toilets
With Two Bedrooms
One Hall & one Kitchen & Two Toilets
(one common and one attached with bedroom)
3 BHK 2 T900 – 11003 Bedroom, One
Hall, one Kitchen
& Two Toilets
With Three Bedrooms
One Hall & one Kitchen & Two Toilets
(one common and one attached with bedroom)
3 BHK 3 T950 – 1200 3 Bedroom, One
Hall & one Kitchen
& Two Toilets
With Four Bedrooms
One Hall & one Kitchen & Two Toilets
(one common and two attached with bedroom)
1 RK250 to 300One Room & One KitchenIt has one room & one kitchen. Usually, Studio Apartment has this kind of layout.

I hope now you have enough information about the term BHK. If you consider it informative, please share this information with your friend looking for the property.

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