There are many reasons why a bungalow could be the perfect home for you. If you are an elderly person, the challenge of stairs is eliminated. For families with younger children, the smaller space and layout make it easier to keep an eye on the kids. Cleaning isn’t so bad in a bungalow either as there is less space to clean.
But there are drawbacks to living in a bungalow. The most prominent and obvious one is the lack of space. Yet, there is a way around this issue, in fact, there are a couple, and moving house isn’t one of them.
So, how do you make a bungalow work better for you in terms of space?
WHAT IS A BUNGALOW?
To answer the above question, we first have to cover all the bases and understand what a bungalow is.
A bungalow is a house, often on the smaller side, it usually features only one floor and has no stairs. Most feature large front windows, an open plan layout and limited square footage.
Small families or couples with no children living with them find this type of property appealing, due to the ease of mobility, coming from having no stairs and the low maintenance involved – cleaning a single-floor bungalow is normally much easier than cleaning a two-storey, large, family-sized home.
IMPROVE SPACE WITH EXTENSION
One great way to create more space in your bungalow home is to add an extension onto the property. You’d be surprised how much difference even a little bit of added space can do.
What’s great about an extension is that there are so many different types to choose from, and all of them provide that extra space you’re looking for. You can choose how big or small of a project you want to undertake. Simply extend the kitchen space with a kitchen diner extension or go large with a double-storey extension.
CONVERT LOFT FOR EXTRA ROOM
The bedroom situation of a bungalow can be a tricky thing to face. You may be looking at having only 1-2 bedrooms. If you’re a growing family, having that extra bedroom could make the world of difference. The best way to introduce another bedroom? Convert the unused space in the loft and make use of that space to provide you with the room you need most.
That being said, a bedroom isn’t the only room you can make from your loft. A home office, entertainment space and cosy snug are all great options.
It’s no wonder bungalows are so desirable to some people. On the flip side, it is hard to argue against those who are not so keen on owning a bungalow. But, as we have discussed, there are solutions to the issue of lacking space.
At Bespoke Norfolk Group, we have first-hand experience on how a home can be transformed from its original state and turned into a dream property that fulfils the needs and desires of its occupants.
If you live in a bungalow or are considering purchasing one and would like to know more about how we can help your property suit you better, get in touch with us today.