The bungalow-style house is one of the most recognizable throughout the country. It became popular in the early 20th century and still remains one of the most favorite architectural styles available in the housing market today. A bungalow is typically longer than it is wide. It also features an open floor plan that encompasses the living room, dining room, and kitchen all in one space. The bedrooms and bathrooms are also located either adjacent or down a small hallway from the main areas of the house. Bungalows are usually one story, although some have another half story where another bedroom or office space can be located.
Another unique feature of the bungalow-style house is its front porch that is supported by either recessed or paired pillars. The porch allows for an easy transition from the front yard into the living room of the home. It also serves as an extra space where homeowners can entertain guests or chat with neighbors while enjoying the outdoors.
With its modest appearance and style, a bungalow will normally have a low slung roof that may contain ridge beams or exposed rafter tails. Because these homes tend to be smaller in size that other styles of homes, they also are among the most affordable types of house plans for sale on the market. Many contain one to two bedrooms, although some three bedroom bungalows can be found. They combine the architectural style of Victorian homes and Spanish revival architecture. They are similar in style to Craftsman and Prairie style homes.