The term ‘bungalow’ originated in the Bengali region of India, meaning ‘house in the Bengal style’
I have been thinking hard this afternoon after a previous topic.
I think Id like to look for a Bungalow, as long as it is an older one with space and good garden.
When I think carefully about things, now the children have moved on (just about) I hardly ever go upstairs in the day. I have a toilet downstairs so only go up to put laundry away and then to bed and shower/bath in the morning before coming downstairs again. The rooms upstairs are solely bedrooms, so 2 of them are void of people most of the time.
If I had 3 bedrooms in a bungalow, those rooms could be used for other things like art, sewing, crafting etc giving you a more usuable home. or even 2 bedrooms would give you scope for something when not in use as a bedroom Life on one level is sounding quite apealing, especially as our summers are getting more humid and upstairs bedrooms are awful then.
My question is...what would you prefer and for what reason...Bungalow or house?
There is a lot to be said for being part of a group, and the support and friendship that is gained from this.
I like going upstairs to bed, and in the Summer I like to have the bedroom window open - I just don't think I'd feel comfortable doing that if I slept on ground level, however long term I can see the benefit of not having to get a stairlift!
We always had a house, never really considered anything else. When hubs was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, this changed a lot of things. We had adaptations fitted to make things easier for him. The one thing that he would never consider was a stair lift. When we moved here and rented, it was the ideal opportunity to try a bungalow. I'm not certain that we would have looked at bungalows had it not have been for hubs increasing mobility problems. However, it was one of the best decisions that we ever made. Go for it.