The Cutest House Plans for Bungalows

Tate
October 10, 2017

No style of architecture captures coziness quite like the humble bungalow.

Hitting the scene at the turn of the 20th century, bungalows quickly became one of the most popular building styles in Canada. There are good reasons for that. Bungalows are efficient, embracing an open floorplan that flows from room to room and eliminates wasted hallway space. They boast charming features like low-pitched roofs, broad eaves, and a welcoming porch with sturdy columns.

Bungalows are all about simplicity. Just ask a child to draw a picture of a house. They won’t return a sketch of a vast mansion or hyper-modern bunker — they’ll give you a square with a triangular roof, dotted by two little ground-floor windows. That’s a bungalow!

Aside from their charm, bungalows are also utilitarian. With everything located on the main floor, they’re ideal for people who want to cut down on the time it takes to clean and organize the house. They’re great for families, since kids and caregivers will always be on the same floor (though it’s admittedly less fun for hide-and-seek). Bungalows are also ideal for people with limited mobility, since they take stairs out of the equation.

If you’re not sold yet, just check out some of these adorable house plans for bungalows. Royal Homes are prefab home builders located in Ontario, and they happen to have a huge catalog showcasing all different sizes and styles of bungalows.

Flipping through their gallery, you can see just how versatile this building style is.

I’m clearly a fan. Can you blame me? Having grown up in a single-story, cottage-style bungalow, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for what is arguably the cutest building style out there.

I like being able to wake up early and go to bed late without tip-toeing up and down a set of creaky stairs. I hate having to drag the vacuum cleaner between floors to get the house clean. My family likes to holler to each other across the house (out of laziness, not anger), which wouldn’t be possible in a multi-story house.

Are you a bungalow fan? What are your ideal house plans for bungalows? Personally, I’m fond of Craftsman-style homes like the Portland, which combines the classic look with natural-looking elements.

Way’s to Keep Your Meals Interesting!

Tate
May 26, 2016

I have been working away on my meals lately trying to get them as developed and different as I can. There are a lot of ways people tend to get into a habit of eating the same thing all the time and not only is this boring for the body but also boring for the mind. Its good to learn to properly cook great food. This is good for when you have guests over- impress them with amazing meals, make sure your family has great holidays and other events with the amazing foods you make, and also when you have romantic interests over you can show off your skills!

Cooking is most certainly an art form- there is a lot of bad art out there. You need to make sure to constantly be bringing new materials in and experimenting. Push the envelope. Get some spicy foods and some exotic minerals and try them out in a new and exciting dish. Get some friends together and pick one country per weekend- see if you can all come up wish a nationally themed plate. This is a great way to spend some time with good friends. It’s a good idea to take down what you have made each weekend in something like daily food diaries.

I have been keeping track of all of my meals and plates lately- its amazing what you can think of when you record whats working and what isn’t working . Lots of people do this online publicly using something called an online food and nutrition diary. This essentially keeps track of what you are eating or preparing on a given day. Its a great tool because you can use it to also keep track of how good you feel- you can effectively track how different types of foods affect your energy levels. This way you can optimize your diet and make sure that the dietary needs are being met to the fullest extent. This is also a great place to track how many calories are in each meal which is useful if you want to start planning a more stringent diet for weight loss.

Opening Your Mind To Thoughts And Inspiration

Tate
May 20, 2016

Sometimes we suppress our minds when it’s actively trying to tell us something.  It might be because we don’t want to think about a specific topic or we’re ashamed of our thoughts.  Other times, it might be because we’re tired and don’t have the energy to fully think about something specific.  However, opening your mind and feeding your thoughts and subconscious is a great skill to have, especially when you need to get creative and/or are learning something new.  You want to be able to transcribe all these thoughts into a diary or journal of some sort so you can look back on it later and reflect.  Reflecting on your thoughts really improves you as a person.  Writing down your thoughts and feelings and then reflecting is a great way to help you heal if you’ve gone through a difficult time.

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If you’re unsure where to start, here are a few tips.  First, grab a pen and paper and write about where you are in life at this moment.  Are you happy?  Anxious?  Excited about something?  Write about where you are in life right now and how you’re feeling about it.  Are you exceeding your expectations or are you not where you want to be?

Next, write about the things you appreciate in your life.  It could be your friends, parents, even those new shoes that you just purchased.  Remember, no one will read these entries unless you let them, so don’t be afraid to be completely honest and express truly how you feel.  Continue writing and don’t worry about editing or grammar.  Write wherever your consciousness takes you – when reflecting on these entries, you’ll get more of a sense of what you were thinking when writing instead of a story that’s on paper.

Write whenever you can especially when you have something to say or a story to tell.  Personally, I love writing down my dreams and then reflecting on them a couple of months later.  For me, dreams are easily written down because there’s a plot and it follows a storyline of some sort.  Write whatever you feel like, and look back on your thoughts.  You might even surprise yourself.