Being from Sudbury, Ontario, and growing up in a bungalow with my mom and five brothers and sisters, I have a special attachment to this specific home style. With their bright, open floorplans, and functional design, they are a great option for homeowners who want to live in a space that, for lack of a better word, just works!
Traditionally, bungalows are small, cottage-like dwellings with one floor, but today we are seeing this design style translate from smaller homes to larger, luxury bungalows with more than one floor. In Etobicoke specifically, you can find many beautiful bungalows that range in price from $800,000 all the way to up to $1.9 million. The property value is typically dependant on the size.
So what to look for when buying a bungalow in Etobicoke? Let’s take a closer look:
Lot frontage is one of the biggest deciding factors on the price of a bungalow. So many buyers wonder why one bungalow sold for almost $2 million and the next sold for $900,000. It’s all about the lot size! Bungalow lots are typically bigger than conventional homes due to the nature of the build. However, if a large lot is not a priority for you, there are still many bungalows available with smaller lots.
Endless Renovation Options
Because of their simple design and the fact that the lots are typically bigger than most traditional homes, bungalows have a ton of opportunities for renovations and additions. You could underpin the basement to add more ceiling height or build other additions such as adding a second storey or back extension! The opportunities are endless. So if that little two-bedroom bungalow in Etobicoke might seem too small at first, know there are ways to turn it into your dream home if you use your imagination.
Accessibility and Flexibility
One of the biggest reasons why people love bungalows is the big rooms and open-concept design. The light and airy ambiance it creates feels fresh and energizing. Depending on your unique style and needs, this type of floor plan works both as a family home, and for someone who wants to use the space more creatively. Single floor dwellings are also excellent for homeowners with mobility issues.
Is an Etobicoke Bungalow Right For you?
As you can tell, I’m a big fan of bungalows. Whether you’re looking for a stylish, modern home with open space and a large plot of land, or you are just starting out and looking for a home that can grow with you, a bungalow is a great choice.
If you want to learn more about purchasing a bungalow in Etobicoke, I’m here to help! Reach out here or call me at 647-238-7587 to learn more.