In today’s world of subdivisions and mass production, new home construction lacks a lot of the custom features most home buyers crave. Home design comes off as cookie-cutter, and plug and play. New homes are built one after another and look surprisingly similar inside and out.
As true brick and mortar homes have shifted to this design style, many have assumed that modular homes lack custom designs, and will fall into a cookie-cutter style as well. However, these are common misconceptions around modular builds and how they differ from true custom designs.
Too many consumers assume that custom homes are too expensive which means the only alternative is an unoriginal design. Consumers also believe that modular homes are always rectangular and plain, meaning if you want a custom home design, an expensive site built home is your only option. However, neither could be further from the truth.
Modular homes are not always rectangular and plain
A few minutes of research on the internet will turn up hundreds of plans and pictures that clearly show modern modular construction has come a long way over the last thirty years.
New home construction offers a variety of styles including the styles below and virtually any other style imaginable.
Ranch style homes are short in stature, with one story, and a low, flat roof. hey are typically rectangular but can also be “L” shaped or have bumpouts and indentations to give dimension and movement to the façade.
Chalet homes feature large windows and glass-filled walls. These homes are perfect for wooded settings with a great view.
Cabins with a modular design can be customized in any way, or shape needed. Modular log cabins are also built stronger than traditional log homes due to the additional stresses placed on the logs used.
Cape Cod homes have a steeper roof to feature attics or additional loft areas above. This is a classic New England Style home. Dormers can be added to this style of home to bring light into the second level.
Colonial homes feature long porches that may wrap around the entire house. They are also usually two-stories and relatively large. Classic colonial homes use symmetry to balance the façade.
Other styles of homes include single, double, and triple-wide’s, multifamily, green homes, and more.