Here at Houseplansdirect, we have compiled our top five bungalow designs for ambitious self-builders this year. From the best bungalow design layouts to how to make the most of views, our guide reveals the secrets of creating the perfect single-storey home.
Bungalow living has become more desirable in recent years, and for great reason. There are numerous benefits to moving from a house to a bungalow. The open and airy aspect of bungalow living appeals to many individuals of all demographics, as does the ease of accessibility without the encumbrance of a stairway. Ultimately, however, the low-maintenance element appeals to most people. Whether you are a new family looking for a safe open space for young children or if you are retired and looking to downsize, we may have the perfect design for you.
Your inclination may be to work with a local architect to help you get a personalised bungalow design for the initial planning application. Still, the significant costs involved can begin to pile up. That’s where the unique service we provide here at Houseplansdirect comes in. We can provide you with technical specifications for your new design at a fraction of the cost of a hired architect. Before you seek one out, look at our designs as a first point of call.
These top 5 picks of ours can serve as inspiration for a final modern bungalow design. Here are five designs you should consider in 2023.
The Foxley is a more traditional design than others on this list. It incorporates numerous separate rooms with an open-plan kitchen-sitting area, ideal for entertaining guests. It has beautiful bay windows to allow the flow of natural light and provide an excellent nook for a reading space. All main reception rooms and bedrooms are accessed via a central corridor, so the home feels cosy and connected. The Foxley is designed to offer you a traditional, comfortable living space while burrowing the best elements of an open-plan property in the central living area. The Foxley is a classic three-bedroom bungalow design that can be modified to fit a variety of traditional British country home designs.
You may be looking for a bungalow design which is a bit more cutting-edge. If so, our next design may be the perfect fit. Unlike the Foxley, the Longworth is a more contemporary and open design. The spectacular glazed facade enhances the open plan feel further and can be customised to bring your living or dining space closer to the outside. The open plan, living, dining and kitchen areas further add to this bungalow design’s airy and contemporary feel.
This bungalow design is one of the finest for those seeking a generously open and bright communal living space. This contemporary design combines open-plan living with a purpose-crafted layout and generous space for entertainment. The open-plan nature of the central living space, coupled with the bifold doors and impressive glazing features, make this bungalow design one of the best for natural light transmission. The beauty of this design extends beyond its interior layout to its stunning curb appeal. The default design shows a crisp white render finish with timber cladding to the front gable. Still, this bungalow design can easily be modified with various cladding options or any other finish that would suit your vision.
This bungalow design comes with two large bedrooms, two reception rooms and an exceptionally sizable and open plan kitchen/dining area complete with a sunroom for that added natural light. This bungalow design lends itself to entertaining while remaining flexible enough to make a more than serviceable family home.
The Millstream is just one of our two-bedroom bungalow designs available for instant download and customisation. If you have any additional questions about this bungalow design, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.
This bungalow design has been thoughtfully and carefully designed to offer the same open-plan experience (ideal for entertaining) while maintaining a clear division between private and communal spaces. The bathrooms and bedrooms are then thoughtfully divided to offer refuge when required. Furthermore, a study and an integrated garage complete the main hallway’s enormous storage space and impressive list of features. To learn more, visit the product page here.
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The above is only a fraction of the designs we can offer, so if you are interested in seeing more, you can view our full gallery of designs here.
To select and modify the ideal bungalow design for your self-build project, contact us at Houseplansdirect. In addition to these designs, you can find a variety of house plans, including two-storey and dormer bungalow designs.
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