BHK is an acronym which is used mainly by the people in the real estate sector and it stands for Bedroom-Hall-Kitchen. One often comes across terms like 3 BHK apartment for xxx rupees or 2 BHK flat for xx rupees etc. The numbers 3 or 2 refer to the size of an apartment or flat. 3 BHK flat means a flat with three bedrooms, a hall and a kitchen.
The term apartment is preferred in North America whereas in Britain and its former colonies the word ‘flat’ is favored. A Flat is a part of a building which belongs to a private owner or which is occupied by a tenant. In this system, a person owns the building but the parts of that are used by or bought up by other people. It is similar to the shares system in a company.