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.

Bungalow Home Silver Spring

Below are other Bungalow style homes we have remodeled:

Bungalow Home Ideas

Bungalow Kitchen Ideas

Bungalow Home Interior Ideas

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!

“ Dear Bruce, We are so pleased with our new room addition, designed and constructed by Wentworth, Inc. Mr. Lach gave us a design that elevates our spirits each day and brings praise from friends and neighbors who have seen the room in actuality or iPhone photos. Steve Barnard has our highest praise for triumph over single-digit temps, record snows, and personal changes to oversee and manage the on-site Wentworth team. His craftsmanship with built-in bookcases both in the new room and dining room will continue to give us pleasure for years to come. Carpenter Juan is a valuable asset to your company and its client-homeowners. Consistently punctual at 7 a.m., skilled in workmanship and explanations to homeowners, good team leader and good team player. With our gratitude for all the meetings here and at your office, for you and your team who worked with us every step of the way, and our warmest regards, ”

C.J., Arlington, VA