Design Tips for Architectural Styles: Bungalow
Remodeling your home is a major process and it can be difficult to think of ideas that will give your home a fresh look while staying sensitive to its original architecture. Are you planning to remodel your Bungalow style home and looking for ideas?
Architecture books (especially the 2013 edition of Virginia Savage McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses) are wonderful for those who are looking for remodeling ideas for their home’s specific style. But keep reading if you want some quick tips and design inspiration!
Bungalow Home Designs & Remodeling Ideas
Below are common characteristics of Bungalow houses and design elements you may want to consider if you’re trying to remodel yet preserve your home’s original architecture:
- Low-pitched gable roofs with wide overhangs
- Dormers (usually in the front) with a low gable or shed roof
- Porches (often with tapered piers or posts)
- Natural materials (cedar, clapboard and stone)
- Lights with oil rubbed bronze or copper
- Large, Prairie-style windows
Bungalow Homes in the DC Area
The Wentworth team has remodeled many Bungalow style homes in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.
One Bungalow remodel in Silver Spring we completed features a large porch, new siding that offers a board-and-batten look, and Prairie-style windows.
Below are other Bungalow style homes we have remodeled:
Period Style Home Remodeling in DC, MD, and VA
If you have a Bungalow (or another style) home you’d like to remodel, Wentworth is the company to call. We have remodeled countless period style homes throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, building seamless additions and modernizing spaces while staying true to original architecture.
View our photo gallery of past remodels we’ve completed in your area and then call our experienced, award-winning team. We look forward to bringing your home design dreams to life!