B is for Bungalow

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B is for Bungalow

Posted on: June 22nd, 2015 by Heideh Fardi-Lindstrom

“Bungalow style homes describes a small one or one and-a-half story home.” imagepinterest
The word Bungalow is derived from the Hindi word Bangla and were first built in India in the mid nineteenth century by the British as an informal, easily constructed, one story rest home for travelers. imageactivetain
The structure generally has large porches sheltered by wide over hanging eaves- a perfect way to deal with hot sunny climates. Other features of the Bungalow are its small interior, pitched roof and sparse decoration. Stylistically, the Bungalow’s simplicity was part of its charm and a departure from the ornate Victorian styles.imagefrontporchideas
At the height of the styles popularity, several companies sold Bungalow kits through mail order catalogs. Most of these kits supplied all the necessary components, including lumber, to build your new home.imageabout.com
Today “a Bungalow style home can be difficult to define simply because while all Bungalows have similar interior planning and design features, they also exist as influenced by a number of diverse exterior architectural styles. “Some of the new Bungalow styles are Cottage, Cabin, Rustic, Craftsman, California, Prairie and Tudor.imagehmit2009

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