What is Bunglow?
The bungalow has traditionally been a highly popular housing style given the lack of stairways with the primary living area contained on one floor. but 2 storey houses now dominate the residential market in most urban areas given high land costs and the ability to maximize living area on two or more floors on the same lot size.
Different types of Bungalow:
- RANCH STYLE: The ranch style bungalow offered extensive space typically with an attached double garage. These extended bungalows often contained 2000 square feet or more on one floor. A side benefit was an extremely large basement for additional living and entertainment rooms, and storage areas. During the past few decades, the ranch bungalow has all but disappeared from new urban construction projects given the large lot sizes required
- Raised bungalow: This is type of bungalow that the house is slightly higher than ground elevation, so in raised bungalow the basement area is higher than the traditional bungalow allowing for larger windows for greater sunlight access and ventilation.
- BI-LEVEL/SPLIT ENTRANCE: The split entrance bungalow is very similar to the raised bungalow. typical split entrance bungalow has the front door foyer located as a ‘split level’ between the upper main areas and the lower area. So as you walk in to the house you see 2 sets of stairs with that one goes up to the main floor and one goes down to the basement. Usually the number of stairs going up and number of stairs going down are roughly equal.