Bungalow house designs are an ideal choice for many reasons. Their practical dimensions make them perfect for family living, and the home boasts several eye-catching design elements that set it apart from other homes.
Bungalows are renowned for their picturesque front porches. Typically one or two stories, these homes feature low-pitched roofs with wide eaves and ample natural lighting from large front porches.
These homes are the perfect solution for small lots, making them popular with those looking to downsize as their smaller footprint makes them more cost-effective.
This bungalow house plan showcases a classic aesthetic, as well as modern features like vaulted ceilings and fireplace. The open floor plan makes entertaining easier while simultaneously encouraging everyone to mingle in comfort – the main living areas flow into one another for easy living.
This design incorporates a wealth of built-ins, such as shelving, bookcases, hutches and buffets that add character inside and outside the living room. The fireplace itself often sits surrounded by cabinets or open shelving for extra storage.
Another characteristic of bungalows is a ‘broken plan’ layout that encourages rooms to interact without blocking views or natural sunlight. This can be accomplished in several ways, such as with no walls for an open concept.
Breaking up a room into multiple levels can be an ideal way to create an airy and spacious feel that takes advantage of natural lighting, especially if there are numerous windows or large expanses of flat ground.
The ‘broken plan’ layout can also be employed to divide different rooms, such as bedrooms and bathrooms. This provides each area with more privacy and helps keep noise levels lower in the home.
A ‘broken plan’ layout can make the most of a narrow site by including an outdoor terrace or garage extension to extend your home’s outdoor living space. This is ideal for narrow lots or those where a single-story floor plan may not be feasible, as it adds depth to your house without taking up more room than needed.
Large picture windows are an ideal choice for bungalow designs, particularly those that offer panoramic views. They also create a sense of connection between interior and exterior space as seen in Rural Design’s design (opens in new tab).
This bungalow exudes charm with its open and airy living area, featuring large sliding doors that let you enjoy the outdoors from anywhere within the home. The floor plan was thoughtfully designed to maximize space – with the kitchen on one side of the house and a bonus room off to one side.
This bungalow house plan boasts many of the features commonly found in larger homes, such as a master suite with bath and dual walk-in closets. Additionally, it includes a utility room, decorative ceiling treatments, and a mudroom complete with lockers.