Small House Plans

Building a House: A Checklist

Why go to the trouble of building your own home? The answer is…
March 15, 2017/by Bungalow Company

4 Things to Consider When Customizing a House Plan

Why Existing House Plans are the Right Way to Go

Does this…
February 20, 2017/by Bungalow Company

Jacob and Emily Update – The Tumalo is Complete!

January 26, 2017/by Marissa

Why Right-Sized Houses are the Right Idea

I was building a house for my family when the bank told me it…
October 20, 2016/by Christian Gladu

Jacob and Emily UPDATE! The Tumalo is Nearly Complete….

September 7, 2016/by Bungalow Company

House Plans for Traditional Neighborhood Design Communities

May 20, 2016/by Bungalow Company

How do you choose the right lot to build on?

Recently, Bungalow Company founder, Christian Gladu was a guest…
May 11, 2016/by Bungalow Company

So You Want to Build a New Home: 5 Steps to Get it Right

For decades, the American dream has been to own your own home.…
April 28, 2016/by Bungalow Company

Detached Garage Plans with Living Spaces – What You Need to Know

In the past, most homeowners focused on building large homes…
April 19, 2016/by Bungalow Company

How Do I Choose the Right House Plan? – Q & A with Christian Gladu

We made a list of some of the most frequently asked questions…
March 24, 2016/by Bungalow Company

Will This House Plan Fit on My Lot?

It's a question we get asked many times each day: Will this house…
March 2, 2016/by Bungalow Company

How to Read A Floor Plan

When you are buying a house plan to build a custom home, it is…
February 5, 2016/by Bungalow Company

The Manzanita as a Gingerbread House!

We could hardly believe it when we received the e-mail from Emily of…
December 9, 2015/by Bungalow Company

How Long Does It Take to Build A New House?

As you would guess, a common question we hear at the Bungalow…
November 1, 2015/by Bungalow Company

10 Questions for Jason and Megan Coleman of Clayhaus Ceramics

October 21, 2015/by Bungalow Company

10 Questions for McCoy Millwork’s Juli Wales

When you're looking for the highest quality millwork, McCoy Millwork…
October 16, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Portland, Oregon: Home Inspiration Day Trip

Our Goal: To re-imagine the Craftsman Bungalow interior.

Who…
September 22, 2015/by Bungalow Company

10 Questions for Colorhouse Paint’s Puji Sherer

If you don't know Colorhouse Paint, please let us introduce you.…
September 14, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Color Inspiration for Different Bungalow Interiors

September 10, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Choosing Bungalow Interior Color Palettes with Colorhouse Paint

September 8, 2015/by Bungalow Company
The Olympic Theater

Craftsman Bungalows with Classic Exteriors and Contemporary Interiors

We all know the cliché, "Don't judge a book by its cover." Though…
August 4, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Once Reviled, Now Revered: The Craftsman Bungalow

Craftsman Style Bungalows are a favorite among homebuyers,…
July 7, 2015/by Bungalow Company

20 Year Reunion of Bungalow Company Homes!

June 9, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Building A Custom Home? Hiring a Builder, Setting a Budget, Allowances, Lien Releases and More

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May 26, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Jacob and Emily Update – They’ve Broken Ground!

We're following the home building process with Jacob and Emily.…
May 11, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Deconstruct, Don’t Destroy

It's not a new idea to use something once and then repurpose…
April 3, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Trusted Builder: Duey Brothers, Bend Oregon

We've worked with Duey Brothers, Inc. on a number of projects…
March 20, 2015/by Bungalow Company
The Tahoe

What Is a Transitional Bungalow?

So what is a transitional bungalow? And why offer anything other…
February 24, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Meet Jacob, Emily and their family – They’re Building The Tumalo

January 8, 2015/by Bungalow Company

Rejuvenation Inc. Factory Tour – Creating Period Reproduction Lighting and Hardware: Part 2

Several members of the Bungalow Company enjoyed a tour of the…
December 19, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Behind the Scenes at Rejuvenation Inc. Part 1 – Restoration

You've seen the beautiful lighting and hardware from Rejuvenation…
December 12, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Meet Janice and Paul – They’re Building the Bungalow of their Dreams!

It's exciting to follow the journey of someone who has decided…
December 4, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Inside Look: Lighting Consultation with Rejuvenation

You may have noticed that the Bungalow Company does not include generic…
November 12, 2014/by Bungalow Company

77 Things You Should Consider When Building A New Home

Many people dream of building a new home. There are so many things…
October 9, 2014/by Bungalow Company

{Video} Talking LED Lighting and Lighting Design with Rejuvenation Inc.

In this video conversation, Christian Gladu, founder of the Bungalow…
September 4, 2014/by Christian Gladu

10 Questions for Rejuvenation Inc.’s Jerry Huettmann

You're probably familiar with Rejuvenation, Inc. for their stunning, period…
August 28, 2014/by Bungalow Company
woman sitting in room where the furniture is too small

12 Decorating Tips for Small Homes

Decorating and furnishing a small house can be a challenge, but…
August 26, 2014/by Bungalow Company
The Fir Master Bedroom

14 Space Saving Tips for Small Homes

It’s true of anything that the less you have, the more valuable…
August 20, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Relief and Challenges: Living in a Small House, You’ll Find Both

Let me share some numbers with you. According to the U.S. Census,…
August 13, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Small House Plans with Porches – Why It Makes Sense.

Over the last few decades America has become a country of backyard…
August 6, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Live Large in a Small House with an Open Floor Plan

For many Americans, home is a relatively small house with a closed…
July 30, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Small House Plans and Daring to Downsize

In many American communities, there is a trend toward smaller…
July 16, 2014/by Christian Gladu

10 Questions: James Thomas, Progress Lighting Senior Product Designer

You're probably familiar with Progress Lighting's lovely fixtures.…
July 9, 2014/by Bungalow Company

{Video} Design Philosophy: Two Successful Designers Share Their Perspectives

When two successful designers decide to share ideas, it's not…
May 30, 2014/by Christian Gladu

{Video} How Custom Cabinetry Can Transform Your Home

If you want to understand how custom kitchen cabinets and other…
May 22, 2014/by Christian Gladu

10 Questions: Nawal Motawi of Motawi Tile

If you've explored the Motawi Tileworks website or, better yet,…
May 14, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Why Detailed House Plans Will Save You Money and Time

When you hire a builder to build your home, you are likely making…
May 2, 2014/by Christian Gladu

Take the Quiz: How Much Do You Know about William Morris?

April 25, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Residential Construction Loans: 10 Things You Should Know

You may agree with us that, if you want a new home, you should…
April 23, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Why You Should Build, Not Buy

If you want a new home, you should build not buy. I am not saying…
April 18, 2014/by Christian Gladu

Greening the Bungalow

Standing the Test of Time
Smaller residences require fewer resources…
March 31, 2014/by Christian Gladu

Interior Elements of Craftsman Style House Plans

Craftsman Style house plans evolve as a collection of interdependent…
March 23, 2014/by Christian Gladu

Craftsman Style House Plans – Anatomy and Exterior Elements

To recognize Craftsman style house plans, it helps to understand…
March 19, 2014/by Christian Gladu

Vision + Deconstruction + Concept + Build = Dream Home

One Family's Dream Home - A Photo Journey
From finding a lot…
March 9, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Ready to Build? First Get to Know Your Lot.

The Land
Creating buildings in harmony with nature and place…
March 5, 2014/by Christian Gladu

Take the Quiz: 10 Questions About the Arts & Crafts Movement

February 17, 2014/by Bungalow Company
7 Steps to Building A Home

7 Steps to Building Your Own Home

Many people dream of building their own home, but when it comes…
February 11, 2014/by Bungalow Company

How to Make a Houzz Ideabook – A Visual Step by Step Tutorial

Have you heard about Houzz Ideabooks?
They’re really fun to…
February 6, 2014/by Bungalow Company
How to Hire a Home Builder

How To Hire A Custom Home Builder

If you're planning to build a home, choose your builder carefully.…
February 4, 2014/by Bungalow Company

The Difference Between a House and a Home



Recently a friend of mine asked if I'd go with him to look at…
January 28, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Before You Build: 3 Important Considerations that Most People Miss

So you have found your perfect plan. But wait! Will the garage…
January 22, 2014/by Bungalow Company
sustainable home design

Building A Green Bungalow: 8 Environmental Principals

Energy efficient and healthy homes do not happen by accident.
Choosing…
January 21, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Building Your Home: The Path in 8 Steps

January 19, 2014/by Bungalow Company

Small House Plans

The Bungalow Company’s small house plans utilize space-saving techniques. Grouped together are rooms with related uses to increase efficiency and reduce the time moving from one to the next. Often a central hallway works best to connect rooms, and at other times the rooms themselves make better traffic corridors. So much is in the details: kitchen nooks, built-in bookcases, and storage areas are tucked out of the way. Skylights and windows diffuse natural light around the house, expanding the feeling of the interior.

Our small bungalow house plans and garages are designed to work in traditionally designed neighborhoods TNDs), infill lots in historic neighborhoods and on rural property. The intent of these designs is to create a new small bungalow that reflects the lifestyle of today’s families, focused on reinterpreting the ideals and principles of the bungalow for this century.