Why a bungalow may be your perfect first home

When the time comes to move away from renting and take that first step on the property ladder, often we know one thing – flats! When we start looking for our first home, it’s no surprise that this option can seem like the best place to start given relative prices.

WS Elphinstone 1 Front

However, we think there’s another way.

Though the humble bungalow may have gained itself a reputation as a home that we’ll enjoy later in our lives, this one-level home is the perfect place for you to begin your property journey. So we’ve put together our top five reasons to opt for a bungalow starting with…

1. No upstairs or downstairs neighbours

Whether it’s a heavy-footed tenant above or the incessant bass of a late-night speaker below, many of us have had the same experience. With a self-contained bungalow, you don’t have to worry - cue enjoying quiet evenings at home and never worrying that noise will keep you awake. And if you fancy inviting family and friends over, you don’t need to worry about disturbing anyone.

2. Walk straight into a self-contained space

Though a flat gives you your own private set of rooms, you’re still living within a communal space. If you’d prefer to walk in your front door and be immediately within your own space, then a bungalow may be the choice for you.

3. Your own garden to enjoy on your own or with company

We may not control the weather, but we ensure that our bungalows include a spacious garden - no need to share a communal space. Instead, you can enjoy the sunshine and some privacy in your self-contained garden. And when the summer comes, you can fire up the barbecue and invite family or friends to enjoy it too.

4. No compromise on parking spaces

Though parking spaces are not uncommon with flats, with limited space, it can mean that only one space per flat is available and that space may be quite far away from your front door. As our bungalows sit within a large development, more parking is available, and your exclusive parking spaces are directly in front of your home – something you’ll be grateful for when you’re carrying your ‘big shop’ bags in from the car.

5. You can stay in control

We all know a story of someone who has had an issue with a leak, or worse, coming down into their flat. Or, on the other hand, their shower or bath leaking down into the flat below! With a bungalow being all on one floor, there’s inevitably much less risk of these situations ever occurring, giving you added peace of mind. Malcolm Allan new build homes are designed to be low maintenance, so you don’t need to worry about messy common areas and trying to agree maintenance plans with your neighbours.

The Elphinstone 1 bungalow house type is available in our Westgate South development in Inverurie and when you opt for a bungalow, you will receive your choice of free flooring from local home furnishers, Andersons of Inverurie. Our planned completion dates for our remaining homes are as follows.

Plot 216 – Elphinstone 1 (Side-Entrance) – £170,000 – Available early May 2021 – View home

Plot 218 – Elphinstone 1 (Side-Entrance) – £170,000 – Available early June 2021 – View home

Plot 219 – Elphinstone 1 (Front-Entrance) – £170,000 – Available late May 2021 – View home

If you’re interested in finding out whether a bungalow might be suitable for you, make an appointment to come into our social-distance compliant Westgate sales centre, where our friendly customer service advisors will be happy to help.