1970s Bungalow Conversion | whitworth Architects

When our clients bought this bungalow originally constructed in the 1970s, their brief was to convert the property into a modern family home. The ensuing bungalow conversion involved re-purposing the existing roof space, opening out the ground floor accommodation and making the most of views over the rolling Suffolk countryside.

Creating a contemporary family home using bungalow conversion

Walls dividing the rooms on the ground floor were removed to provide an open plan living, kitchen and dining space. A double set of large sliding doors were added, spanning almost the entire width of the rear of the property. This allowed plenty of natural light to flood the space, as well as creating better flow into the generous patio and garden area.

The original integrated garage has been converted into a snug with a glazed oak gable to the front of the house. This aesthetically pleasing feature fronted an extension to the living space, with the added purpose of introducing even more light into the property.

A retro-fit underfloor heating system has been laid over the existing floor slab. Additionally, the whole house has been clad externally in insulated render. Both of these alterations contribute to upgraded thermal performance and improve the property’s visual appearance.

At first floor level the former attic space has been converted to provide two additional bedrooms and a bathroom. Not only is increased value an obvious benefit of this process, but the bungalow conversion into a two-storey property transforms a previously rarely used storage space into a warm and inviting living area, making the most of the property’s potential.

The outcome of the bungalow conversion

The whole space has been converted from within, without having to remove any roof coverings and the new layout and structure has fitted neatly into the space.

The outcome is a beautiful new family home set within the footprint of the original bungalow.

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