The Benefits of Owning a Bungalow

Posted by on Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 9:01pm.

There are a lot of benefits to owning different kinds of houses but today we're going to specifically look at the benefits of owning a bungalow. These are the types of homes that are perfect for people with mobility problems or for those that are looking for a home that they'll be able to reside in now and during their retirement.

1. When you have children...

There are certainly some situations that arise with children that can be put in the difficulty category. It's not always easy to raise kids and a bungalow can help with the child-rearing. Instead of having to clean multiple floors that have toys left out, finger marks on the wall and running taps that didn't always get turned all the way off once the hands were clean, you'll have everything to deal with all on one floor. Bungalows can be a time saver in this department and it also makes it easier to keep your eyes on young children and their whereabouts.

2. When you have pets...

This is certainly something to keep in mind. If you have an older cat or dog that you consider to be a part of your family, they may not be able to navigate the stairs as they progressively age. You may want to think about getting a bungalow if you're a pet lover and know that your pet may not be able to use the stairs easily either now or in the future.

3. For your retirement

If you're looking for a home that you can use in your retirement a bungalow is always your best bet. Stairs can become quite a burden once you get older even if your health remains strong. Any real estate professional will tell a couple that is looking for a retirement home to choose a bungalow for the sheer ease of mobility it offers.

Bungalows as a general rule are a lot easier to maintain and clean than homes with multiple floors. For one thing, you won't have any stairs to maintain and you won't have to worry about carrying vacuum cleaners, mops and brooms from one floor to the next or keeping extra cleaning supplies on different floors. Bungalows give you the chance to keep everything simple when it comes to maintenance and this is something that can’t be found in any other type of single-family Calgary home dwelling.

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