Dormer Bungalow Ideas: How to Maximise Space and Value

dormer bungalow ideas with oak frame porch and blue cladding
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With the right dormer bungalow ideas to hand, a dated property can be brought to life. Dormer bungalows have a lot to offer — a large, accessible ground floor, with bedrooms, tucked under the eaves, providing additional accommodation on the floor above. They also often provide plenty of potential for those looking to create a 21st-century home.

The possibilities for extending to the side, and to the rear are usually in abundance, thanks to their healthy plot sizes. As many dormer bungalows were built in the 1960s and 1970s, they don't require the level of renovation that an older property often needs either. What's more, they typically offer large windows and generous room sizes. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.