If you are looking for a new home which you want to design yourself, but looking for a smaller more affordable home, then a bungalow home is one of the best choices for you. The style of most bungalows is of a smaller stature with less square footage than the average home. A bungalow is the ideal solution for those who live single or who simply want less area to take care of.
When it comes to the bungalow designs craftsman house plans, keep in mind that most bungalows are one and a half stories. You may think of placing the master bedroom in the downstairs. The second story will hold simply two bedrooms and a toilet. The second floor may even look down on the first floor if you wish for a more open feel to the lesser area. Set the house the kitchen, a great room, the laundry room and a powder bath.
Another alternative that you can consider will be to up the square footage just a small bit. You could put the master bedroom and two additional bedrooms on the ground floor. You might then have the kitchen, great room, laundry room, dining room, and a main bath on the first floor as well. The next story would be more customary. The second story would only have a bonus room of sorts. If you want, you could even turn this extra room into a media room. If these floor plans don’t sound attractive, you could always decide to design a coastal cottage house plan instead.