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Discover 4 Advantages of Living in a Duplex in Barcelona

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Written by Daniella

Many people can visualize the picture of their ideal home perfectly. It has a beautiful garden, a terrace with nice views, a spacious and bright kitchen, and of course there is a bedroom with an ensuite bathroom… Everyone wants that special feature in their perfect home. 

A lot of people would like to live in a duplex, as it is one of the most interesting and also very popular real estate objects. So today, this article by ShBarcelona will focus on what the advantages of living in a duplex in Barcelona are.

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The joy of living in a duplex in Barcelona

What is a duplex apartment?

A duplex can be characterized as an apartment on more than one level. Although living in a duplex has both advantages and disadvantages, it must be said that many different tenant profiles prefer renting a duplex when looking for their new home.

So let’s discuss some of the advantages of living in a duplex in the Catalan capital first.

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Duplex vs apartment

One of the most interesting facts about duplexes is that they are usually bigger in size, they have lots of natural light, offer more privacy and have a certain status. Living in a duplex means living in an apartment with two floors that are connected.

Many couples with children are looking for a duplex, as they see their apartment getting too small when children grow up. And as time goes by personal needs change, salaries often increase and you may even have new additions to your family.

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Having two bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and kitchen can sometimes be a bit small, but when you opt for a duplex, you usually have extra space, more rooms and many times there is also a terrace or patio.

Having a lighter home

Another advantage of living in a duplex in Spain is having more natural daylight. Having two floors at your disposal means that most of the rooms have windows. Therefore, natural light flows through every room. It is more common though for the upper floor to have more daylight.

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Having separate zones

Another advantage of a duplex is the intimacy it provides, because of the day and night zones being separated. This is one of the reasons why duplexes are so popular.

You can live on the floor with the living room, kitchen and patio or garden, and on the upper level you can enjoy bedrooms and a home office, for example.

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Staircases in a duplex

The biggest negative of a duplex is, without any doubt, the staircase. This structural building element can literally form an obstacle when acquiring a duplex, because it doesn’t just take up extra space in the apartment, it can also be dangerous for a family with small children or a huge discomfort for elderly people.

Despite the inconvenience of a staircase, duplexes are a perfect solution for couples who are planning to start a family or for families who need more space.

Where to find duplexes?

You can usually find this type of property in cities and urban areas, which makes them perfect for people who prefer to live in the city, not wanting to move to a townhouse or villa in a village outside of the city of Barcelona.

What are your thoughts on duplexes?
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About the author


Daniella enjoys everything the city of Barcelona has to offer. She writes, translates and loves discovering Catalonia and its beautiful nature.

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