Another term for a studio flat or apartment is what is known as a "studio unit". In real estate vernacular, the term "unit" will generally tend to signify any residential dwelling (barring a standalone house). Still, "unit" frequently denotes a smaller living space that will be located in a structure that contains many such apartments (as in an apartment complex). Other than this slight difference, there is no real discrepancy between a studio unit and a studio apartment.
Studios are frequently seen to exhibit a slightly smaller footprint than a traditional apartment. To accommodate for this, a studio will aim to make the best use of the space available. For instance, a studio will only have one or two rooms; the living room and dining room will often be combined into a form of an "open-eating" atmosphere. There may be a separate bedroom or this room may also be considered part of the living room. However, a bathroom will always be separated from the remainder of the apartment.
In this manner, studio units are seen to be rather open spaces regardless of their comparatively diminutive size. While they may not be suited for a family, they can be considered ideal for a single individual or those who find themselves on a limited income.
Studio units are quite popular within the real estate market due to their agreeable price and the numerous locations where they can be found. These are some of the most common aspects of what are known as studio units.