An apartment is defined as a suite of rooms on one floor of an apartment house, also known as a 'flat' in British English. There are many types of apartments which are distinguished on the basis of the difference in their size, capacity, location, amenities and facilities. Here is a short description talking about the features of each type of apartment.
The owners normally live in the apartment above the basement apartment and they supervise the tenants underground. Though it is mostly used as a storeroom, in many places, living in a basement apartment is considered illegal.
The cost of these apartments works out to be equal to a stay in a hotel but it is preferred over a hotel because, it has more space and is more convenient for a family to live in as one can cook their own meals there, as if it were their own house.
Railroad apartments are apartments in which a series of rooms are connected to each other, not directly but through a hallway. It is known as a railroad apartment because, the rooms are lined up like the compartments of a train. This model was initially developed in New York City for the purpose of solving the problem of overcrowding in the urban areas.
A corporate housing is a business apartment which is allocated to or given to military employees or corporates as an option against the traditional hotel stay or for an extended stay.
Cold Water Flat
A cold water flat is an apartment in which hot running water is not facilitated. These apartments normally don't have showers in-built in them and the tenant has to heat the water on the stove for usage. It is considered illegal in many places, but is still operative in a few places.
A condominium is an apartment house, which is owned by a few people but the legal right lies in the hands of a particular individual. It is an apartment that is owned by the resident and is not rented, although, its rooms are let out on rent to individuals as paying guests.
It is a floor having open space at the top of a house just below the roof; often for storage or residential use. It is normally an open space that has been converted into a shelter for commercial or even residential use.
One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartment
These are apartments with one, two and three bedrooms, respectively. The number rooms can go up to 6 as well. These apartments have one, two, and three rooms; with each room facilitated with a bathroom and the apartment has a living room attached with a kitchen.
A maisonette is a ground floor apartment with two entrance doors. One entry is a private street entry and the other is to the lobby of the apartment. It's a full service apartment and is preferred for its privacy.