What does 1+1, 2+1, 3+1 and 4+1 mean in Turkish Real estate ?
It’s always been asked, especially by foreigners who want to buy apartments in Turkey, about common symbols used to denote the number of rooms in the apartment. These numbers are well known in the Turkish real estate market and among Turkish citizens, but they may be somewhat strange for foreigners, as we mentioned.
For example, for three-room houses, the expression 2 + 1 is used, so what does it mean? This means that this house has two bedrooms and a living room "salon". Of course, these numbers do not include spaces such as the bathroom, balcony, and garden, if any.
These numbers are one of the basic features of the apartment, and one of the first things to ask about when buying or renting alike.
Considering the foregoing, the most common room distribution in Turkey is as follows:
♦ 1 + 1 apartments: they consist of a bedroom + living room "salon", and mostly in this model the kitchen is American style (open to the living room).
♦ 2+1 apartments: it consists of two bedrooms (parents' room and children's room) + salon. The kitchen can be open to the salon or separate according to the metric area of the apartment.
♦ 3 + 1 apartments: they consist of 3 bedrooms (one for the parents, and two for the children) + a salon, and most likely they have a separate kitchen and a balcony.
♦ 4+1 apartments: it consists of 4 rooms (all of them may be used for sleeping or one of the rooms may be used to receive guests independent of the living room) + salon, and this type most definitely has a kitchen that is separate from the living room.
♦ 5+1 apartments: consisting of 5 rooms (often one of them is a guest room, in addition to a bedroom for guests, and this is according to the apartment residents and their preference on how to distribute the rooms) + a salon, this type of apartment is often on the ground floors where a garden or a private terrace is attached to it. .
These types that we mentioned are the most common in Turkish residential apartments, and certainly there may be apartments with more rooms than what we mentioned, but they are often duplexes, and also, we do not forget to mention the one-room apartments "studio", which is symbolized by 0 + 1.