Whether you’re new to the Chicago area or consider yourself a lifetime resident of Chicagoland, you’re sure to have noticed bungalows are one of the most popular styles of home in the city as well as the suburbs.
The American Bungalow Style home was made popular in the early 1900’s and can be seen across Chicago in areas such as Oak Park and Berwyn. Typically a bungalow-style home is a smaller one- or one-and-a-half story house. Many bungalow homes have a large front porch, stone or brick accents and a low-pitched roof.
Popular Bungalow Window Types
Traditional bungalow style homes were fit with double-hung windows. Today these windows are built with large panes of glass that open from both top and bottom. A great feature of double-hung windows is the ease of cleaning. The sashes can fold inward allowing for easy access to both the interior and exterior of the window pane.
Casement windows are another popular choice for bungalow homes. These windows are stylish and easy to arrange in groups, to create the appearance of one large window. In traditional fashion, three casement windows can be combined to create a prominent gable feature. This is a great option if you’re looking to improve your curb appeal!
A bay window makes a great non-traditional window option for your bungalow. This window allows for more natural light to come in and it’s pretty customizable when it comes to choose which panes are fixed or can open. Bay windows would make a great alternative to the triple-casement window option.
One of the most classic features of a bungalow home is the addition of a dormer window. Dormer windows can be customized as an accessory piece, or be completely functional with an attic space. There are a few different types of dormer windows including: Gabled, Hip Roof, Shed, and Eyebrow. No matter what you’re looking for when it comes to a custom window, the Pella Windows & Doors team can help make your dream a reality.
Stylish Bungalow Doors
When you’re thinking of installing a new front entry door to your home, bungalows are traditionally seen with a beautiful Craftsman style wood door. Bungalows were originally created to be sturdy, safe and long-lasting which is why many of them featured a solid wood door.
There are many options to choose from when looking for a new or replacement entry door. Many homeowners opt for a traditional wood door which can be customized with sidelights or even glass within the door. A popular Craftsman style features ⅓ light entry doors with thick glass panes in the upper third part of the front door.
A budget-friendly option can include a fiberglass entry door. These doors are extremely energy-efficient and can be customized just as much as a wood entry door. Pella even offers a wood-grain finish to give the appearance of a wood door with lower maintenance requirements.
Storm doors are a good option — but may void your warranty on a wood door — if you’re looking to create an indoor-outdoor connection and show off your front porch area. During the warmer months of the year, a storm door is great for increasing air circulation throughout your home.
When you’re ready to update your Chicagoland home with new or replacement windows and doors, Pella Windows & Doors of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is the place to go. Our team is highly experienced and educated in the popular home styles, trends and climate considerations across the area. When you work with Pella, you’re sure to get the right window or door for you and your home.