13.02.2018
Real Homes: Bungalows – Kill or Cure?

Real Homes: Bungalows – Kill or Cure?

In this month’s 4-page article for consumer magazine Real Homes, Melanie Clear offers her advice and expertise on buying a bungalow. This humble dwelling was popular in the ’40s and ’50s, but quickly fell out of fashion, as homeowners preferred living on more than 1 floor. However, their generous plot size and spacious rooms can make bungalows an ideal investment opportunity.

Discussing the advantages and potential pitfalls of buying a bungalow, Melanie debates the relative merits of adding an extension, converting to a 2-storey house or simply demolishing, and replacing with a new build home. The article also explores the golden rules for design, what permissions are needed, and how to manage expectations.

To see an example of an erase and replace project, please see 40 Hill Road, in which we demolished a tired 1950s bungalow and built a 3-storey contemporary house in its place.

You can read the full article in Real Homes’ March 2018 issue.

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