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Bungalow: the pros and cons

Those who want to enjoy the advantages of a house without having to climb stairs are well advised to choose a bungalow. Because bungalows are single-storey.
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Characteristics of a bungalow

The bungalow is modern, practical and is on the rise again as a design. In general, a bungalow is a single-storey house. Anyone who builds or buys a bungalow is consciously opting for living at ground level. After the boom in the USA and Europe at the beginning and middle of the 20th century, the bungalow construction type is experiencing a comeback as a lift-style construction with open floor plans.

Bungalow: floor plans in different sizes

Characteristics of a bungalow

By definition, a bungalow is a detached, flat single-family house with only one floor. The most important style feature is that in the bungalow all living rooms are on one level. If there is a cellar, this is not counted as a living area in the bungalow. It is mostly only used to accommodate the heating and other necessary house connections away from the living space.

In common usage, a bungalow is often equated with a flat roof house. That's not right. Although the majority of houses built in the bungalow style have a flat roof, a bungalow can also have a hipped roof, tent roof or another roof shape. If there is an attic in a bungalow, it usually only serves as an attic and storage space.