March 6, 2014
-- First on our list is the loft. Lofts began life as affordable places for impoverished artists to live and work. They are often just open floors inside former industrial buildings. While there are many lofts today that still serve as basic shelter for artists, the idea of the loft has become very hip and trendy.
Studio apartments, also sometimes called efficiency or bachelor apartments, are ideal for the single person who does not require much living space. Studio apartment combine the living room, bedroom and kitchenette into a single room.
Townhouses, historically are either terraced, like rowhouses, or semi-detached. They often feature a small footprint and multiple floors. The townhouses of the Victorian era were almost exclusively for the wealthy, however the townhouses of today are a popular option for affordable living.
A duplex is a single house that is divided into two separate living spaces. A double house can be divided into either side-by-side units which may feature multiple levels, or upper and lower level living spaces.
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