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Bungalow House Plans

Bungalow style homes closely resemble the Craftsman and Prairie architectural styles of the Arts & Crafts movement in the early 1900s. This style of house tends to be modest in size with low-pitched roofs and either one story or one-and-a-half stories with the second floor built into the roof. The Bungalow typically features shed dormers to provide natural light to the living area. 

Another common characteristic of the Bungalow style is its wide front porches anchored by tapered columns. Inside, the Bungalow floor plan usually features open living areas that flow informally into one another. 

While Bungalow style homes originated as quaint cozy cottages for artistic-minded folk in the early 1900s, they have gained in popularity in recent years due to their cozy nature. They make the perfect starter home for young couples or an ideal residence for down-sizing empty nesters. Families with young children will enjoy this type of house plan because all of the rooms are generally on one floor. Homeowner’s looking for a design that will allow them to age-in-place or those with mobility issues also enjoy the Bungalow style for the same reason. 

The Bungalow house plan also can be an ideal option for homeowners who want a little more space without adding a full second story. A half story can be added up into the roof space to serve as a master bedroom or entertainment room. 

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