Gone are the days whereby bungalows were considered to be solely aimed at the retirement market. Times have changed and more and more first time buyers and families now look to buy bungalows due to their many benefits they offer! Home builders are incredibly unlikely to build new bungalows, due to many circumstances such as planning restrictions including social housing requirements. Therefore bungalows will always be in short supply compared to the demand they have. Here are some of the advantages you can usually expect when buying a bungalow:
Accessibility - All On One Floor
Traditionally, bungalows have been purchased due to the ease in which you can get around them. Having your accommodation on one floor means you no longer have to get up and down a flight of stairs to different rooms, which can be quite taxing for those with limited mobility.
Bungalows have always been in high demand on the property market throughout the UK, so there is an increased chance of re-sale if you buy a bungalow and especially if you add-value to a bungalow that needs updating. Loft conversions or extensions add an incredible amount of value to bungalows but take care when deciding on this option. Adding a loft conversion is great if you can get 2 or 3 bedrooms in the first floor, effectively creating a family home, but if you can only get one bedroom and end up losing space on the ground floor, it may not be the best option. Bungalow Life can assist you with free advice on 01323 354850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flexible Living Accommodation
One of the reasons that bungalows have become more popular with first time buyers and families is due to the sheer flexibility of the accommodation on offer. A top tip: if you are looking for a 3 bedroom bungalow, do not rule out any 2 bedroom bungalows, as many bungalows may be advertised as having 2 bedroom but also feature a further room that could easily be used or adapted to create a 3rd bedroom, such as a dining room or utility room. Now that you suddenly have all of your bedrooms on the ground floor alongside your living room and kitchen, you will find that the use of bedrooms becomes more regular, you may want to use a bedroom as an office too or create a utility area in one of the bedrooms for ironing and washing.
Many bungalows feature open-plan living which can create the feeling of more space. However, many bungalows are traditionally designed with their bedrooms at the rear and living accommodation to the front. When viewing bungalows to purchase, always consider flipping this around and seeing if it would be easy enough to move the bedrooms to the front of the bungalow and have the lounge, kitchen, dining area at the rear backing onto the garden.
Privacy and Location
Bungalows are often located in an area where there are mainly other bungalows situated. They tend to have rear gardens that back onto other bungalows, which offers extra privacy when not having a set of first floor neighbouring windows looking down into your garden. Bungalows are often located in popular and quiet areas where social housing and new-build developments are less likely, so chances are; if you buy a bungalow then you will live in a nice area! Take a look at the selection of Bungalows we have for sale at Bungalow Life, if there is nothing that suits your requirements then register with us and we will find a bungalow for you. We work together with over 800 estate agents throughout the UK, in order to source your ideal bungalow.