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Bungalow House Plans
About Bungalow House Plans & Bungalow Home Floor Plans...
Bungalow house plans became popular across the United States in the 1900s when homeowners and builders began responding to the formal Victorian period. Bungalow home plans evolved with the Arts and Crafts movement resulting in informal and practical homes that were and simplistic in nature. Today’s bungalow house plans are compact and solid in design. Most are one-story or one-and-a-half-story designs featuring low-pitched roofs, large front porches with wide overhangs, exposed beams and woodwork, and use of natural materials such as rustic wood and stone. Cozy and functional, most bungalow house plans arrange the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and dining space around a central living area. Craftsman home plans and Narrow Lot designs are closely related to Bungalow home plans.
Most bungalow house plans offer an open floor plan where rooms connect without hallways, and the windows fill the living spaces with natural light. Some stained or leaded glass windows were once prominent in bungalow homes. The interior of a typical bungalow features efficient use of space including built in storage, seats and cabinets. These elements are complimented with decorative wood trim. Collectively, they are a showcase of handiwork and fine craftsmanship. On the exterior, typical bungalows display recognizable features such as shed dormers, exposed eave brackets, tapered porch columns atop stone bases and some woodwork. Bungalow house plans come in a variety of styles. Narrow lot bungalow house plans work well on narrow strips of property especially in suburban areas. The Craftsman bungalow got its name at the start of the century because these houses were embellished, decorated and trimmed at the jobsite by the craftsman building them. Beach bungalows are small houses used as a weekend getaway or permanent residence along the ocean. No matter the style, bungalow designs are typically simple and less costly to build making them an excellent choice for a Small and Affordable home. They promote a simple lifestyle and are free of wasted space. The bungalow designs in this collection are generally less than 2000 square feet and deliver relaxed and comfortable living.
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