The Bungalow Porch

With its anchoring columns and low-pitched roof, the Bungalow porch offers a variety of distinguishing features. Here's how you can get the look.

  1. Burgalow Houses

    Burgalow Houses

    The Bungalow style developed out of the Arts & Crafts movement. With its generous and deep front porch anchored by tapered columns, the heft and earthiness of this porch form truly set it apart.

  2. WIndows


    Casement windows are popular, as are double hung windows, particularly with the upper sash divided into several panes separated by vertical mullions to reinforce the linear style of the house itself. Decorative windows with stained glass were also common in earlier examples, like these reproduction Bungalow-style windows from West Pine Joinery

  3. Battered and Tapered Posts

    Battered and Tapered Posts

    Big, bulky battered or tapered posts stand out as the defining element of a Bungalow porch, visually anchoring the house structure to the earth. The columns shown here are Chadsworth Bungalow-style PVC tapered plain shafts on stone piers.

  4. Stone Footings

    Stone Footings

    A stone facade can be used on the column bases and knee walls. Consider Eldorado Stone's "Country Rubble" in colorways like Polermo or Cognac; both go well with the earth tones typical to Bungalow homes.

  5. Color Palette

    Color Palette

    Earth-tone palettes are standard on bungalows. Visit Sherwin-Williams to view their Arts & Crafts Preservation Palette and see their suggestions, like Roycroft Suede on the body, Roycroft Brass on the trim, and Polished Mahogany as an accent.

  6. Style-Appropriate Furniture

    Style-Appropriate Furniture

    Mission-style or twig furnishings are de rigueur for a bungalow cottage. The clean lines and slatted sides of this Pottery Barn storage bench make it a good match.

  7. Twig Numbers

    Twig Numbers

    Twig house numbers (such as these from Atlas) wouldn’t be out of place on a Bungalow.

  8. Lighting


    The Hillcrest fixture from Bellacor comes in a bronze finish and features classic Mission lines.

  9. Solid Bronze Doorbell

    Solid Bronze Doorbell

    A solid bronze Craftsman doorbell from House of Antique Hardware comes in an oil-rubbed bronze patina and has a hammered look.

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