Negative associations with the bungalow are a thing of the past with more and more people choosing to build single storey regardless of planning constraints. Although frequently mocked as homes for the elderly or infirm, living in a bungalow is many people’s ideal. The single storey layout means no stairs to negotiate, and the potential for garden access from bedrooms, and opportunities to have vaulted ceilings and rooflights throughout the main living areas, creating spacious, light-filled interiors is very appealing to some.
Planning restrictions on ridge height – typical on infill plots and other sensitive areas where impact needs to be constrained – and the many attractions of single storey living have kept the bungalow alive and well — often encouraging designers and self-builders to be highly innovative.
Browse the posts below to find out more about designing and building a bungalow.