Bungalows for Sale in Liverpool

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Single storey living can be great options for families, retirees and those with access requirements. Lateral living brings with it lots of benefits, from open-plan kitchen and living rooms, to spacious bedrooms and (usually) direct access to a great garden.

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Single storey living can be great options for families, retirees and those with access requirements. Lateral living brings with it lots of benefits, from open-plan kitchen and living rooms, to spacious bedrooms and (usually) direct access to a great garden.

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Bungalows can be found all over Greater Liverpool, with a particular concentration in L18 and L19, some of Liverpool's most sought after postcodes. The average bungalow in the UK is around £314,000, but Liverpool tends to sit quite a lot below market average. Why not take a look at some of Strike's bungalows for sale in Liverpool?

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Whilst you wouldn't tend to find bungalows in the centre of cities, they are popular in suburbs, of which Liverpool has a lot. Bungalows tend to have space around them, so they would be more likely to populate suburbs and rural areas, where space isn't so tight (which is why you more often find terraced houses in more urban areas). Liverpool suburbs to start your search for the perfect bungalow could include Aigburth, Allerton, West Derby, Woolton and Huyton. Maghull has a range of bungalows for sale, plus it's a great place to live with easy access to both the inner city and the coast.
A bungalow is a property that is generally detached (meaning it shares no walls with neighbouring properties) and has just one floor. Sometimes the bungalow has been extended into the attic to make an extra floor or half a floor. Bungalows began being built at the end of the Victorian era, though most tend to date back to the middle of the last century, between 1950 and 1970. They often have open plan living arrangements, making them good for both hosting and for access needs, hence their popularity with elderly and disabled people, as well as families with young children.
The stereotype tends to dictate that bungalows are only for your Nan, but the reality is quite different. Don't rule out bungalow living just yet! Lots of different demographics of people live in bungalows because of their advantages. Small families with children may like the advantage of not having to worry about stairs, with toddlers being able to toddle (is that a verb?) free around the house, and often straight into the garden. Those with access needs will also find a bungalow fitting of their needs - having everything on one floor removes the need for stair lifts and other expensive house additions. The stereotype is right though - bungalows are very appropriate for older people. The proximity of living space, bathrooms and bedrooms makes life easier. Plus, bungalows are often detached giving you more privacy, seclusion and the option to extend into the garden.
Bungalows are not just for older people. There are certainly features of a bungalow that appeal to retirees - no stairs, easy access to bathrooms, open plan living for wheelchair users or those with other aids, plenty of storage in attics and lots more. They are also easier to heat than having a larger, taller property that might have more unoccupied space. However, these features make bungalows similarly appealing to lots of different types of people: young families with children who want to avoid stairs, people with access requirements and anyone wanting to have an open-plan lifestyle, for example. Not to mention the fact that the mid-century aesthetic is very trendy at the moment! According to research from August 2022, despite bungalows only making up around 2% of property in the UK, apparently 22% of people surveyed wanted their next home to be a bungalow.
Bungalows are named this because they come from the Gujarati word meaning “house in the Bengali style” following the English occupation of India and the subsequent architectural inspiration taken from Bengali homes.
Bungalows do not tend to be cheaper than a house with more floors. Firstly, this is because bungalows aren't being built very frequently anymore, so the supply is low. They aren't being built very often because they are not the most efficient use of space: lateral living requires a larger plot of land, with less bedrooms produced than something like a terraced house which is a super efficient way of fitting lots of people into a small plot of land.
If you're comparing a compact bungalow to a larger, taller house with more unoccupied space, they are certainly easier to heat. It's easier to warm up a small, lateral space than try to circulate heat around a tall property. However, detached houses do tend to be slightly less efficient than something like a terraced property, due to the shared wall increasing the ability to heat up a house quickly.
Are you a young couple looking to start a family, a retired person looking to downsize, a wheelchair user with access requirements? In that case, you're the perfect candidate for bungalow living. Despite the reputation of bungalows as slightly unattractive homes for the elderly, they are now considered to be practical and unique with a retro charm. Despite bungalows being harder to come by than other types of houses, they do tend to pop up in suburbs, of which Liverpool has plenty! Also, Liverpool houses tend to sit below the national average, so you might not have to break the bank to start your new lateral lifestyle.
Whilst the centre of Liverpool has many more apartment blocks and terraced houses, the suburbs would be more likely to have all kinds of detached properties, including bungalows. The suburbs of Liverpool are well connected, meaning you could live in a more rural or suburban bungalow but still have easy access to inner-city life. Suburbs like Aigburth, Woolton, Huyton and Maghull are worth exploring for bungalow options.
Yes! Bungalows are a really practical option for those with access needs, and particularly people with wheelchair users. The lack of stairs means you won't need to have a stair lift installed, which can be expensive and only works with certain stairway styles. The open-plan style means you can usually move around a bungalow easily in a wheelchair, which is obviously great for ensuring independence, convenience and confidence within your own home. Because of their mid-century design, it is also not hard to add other aids into the living space, like adapting the bathroom to your requirements for example.
Bungalows only take up around 2% of the housing population in the UK, and research shows that the building of new bungalows has really slowed down. This makes bungalows more valuable, and drives up demand a little. One reason that we don't seem to be building bungalows very much is because they are viewed as an inefficient use of space, requiring a lot of land for not much housing per square foot. However, there is seemingly a demand for bungalows, with research indicating that 22% of people wanted their next home to be a bungalow. Who knows…maybe buying a bungalow now could put you right ahead of the next big trend in property?

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