hi, my name is anita cordell and i am a licensedreal estate agent in the greater kansas city area. yoday i am going to talk to you aboutbungalow style homes for about.com. the term bungalow comes from india and itmeans "small home with a veranda". ãša veranda is a roofed porch. ãšit's got an open frontand it has a roofed porch covering it. ãšmost bungalows are small homes, typically betweenone and one and a half stories high. it usually has just one to four bedrooms, depending onif it's expanded or not.ãš bungalows are very convenient, especiallyfor those people with impaired mobility, because they are smaller and most of the living spaceis confined to the main floor. pros to having a bungalow are that they aremore cost efficient, they are smaller so your
heating and utilities are generally goingto be a little cheaper and more economic.ãš one unique fact about bungalows is that bungalowneighborhoods tend to be more private. ãšthe reason why is because due to their size thetrees and the shrubs around the property tend to cover the windows, making them more private.ãšusually they are found in older, and more historic neighborhoods. ãš if it is in a historicalarea then your re-sale will be good. especially in the pockets of the united states wherepeople want to keep the historical integrity of a bungalow.one interesting fact about bungalows is the airplane style. the reason why is there wasnot air conditioning in these days. ãšso they would add on a little bit of room in the veryback and pop open some windows so that the
family could go up into this little area takenaps in the afternoon and cool down. so you will see every once in a while bungalows withthis little add on in the back. that's what that is called, it's called an airplane stylevariation of the bungalow. thank you for watching. for more informationcheck us out on the web at homegarden.about.com.