Bungalow Style Homes

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Bungalow Style Home Middleton Wi

What is a Bungalow Style Home?

Bungalow Style is very similar to a Craftsman Style homes and is widely mistaken for them.  During the early 1900’s it was one of the most popular home styles and frequently built in mass by contractors across the United States. Broad Eves with lower gables covering an expansive open porch lends significant similarity to the Craftsman Style. Mostly constructed with wood shingles as exterior siding many utilize stucco or brick.  The most prominent feature found in Bungalow Style homes is the large front stoop.  Today so many homes lack the character of a Bungalow and its large front stoop!

Bungalow Characteristics

  • Usually one or one and a half stories
  • Low-pitched roof, often with wide eaves
  • Entry normally opens directly into living room
  • Frequently has a large front porch that creates an outdoor room
  • Easy access to the outdoors with verandas, porches, and patios
  • Open floor plan maximized for efficiency and flow from one room to the next with little with very little space wasted on hallways
  • Several built in features, benches, shelves, for organization