Many people have the misconception that one cannot be creative in building modular homes—that modular houses are just boring boxes to live in.
In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Anything that is possible with a traditional home (almost) is possible with a modular home. In many ways, modular construction can open up even more opportunities. You can absolutely build your dream home with modular construction—you just have to have a good idea of what you want.
Everybody has their own style and their own needs, and you can make your uniqueness shine through when building your modular home. Described below are just a few of the many modular home styles that could be yours.
Cape Cod-Style Home: This type of home is most typically found in colder, snowier climates. Distinguishing features of Cape Cod-style homes include the steep roof and dormers. This combination allows for what otherwise might have been attic space being used as bedrooms. Cape Cod-style homes therefore lend themselves to an efficient use of space.
Ranch-Style Home: Ranch-style homes are common in the Southern United States. While only one story tall, ranch-style homes can range greatly in terms of square footage. They are also usually the least expensive to build per square foot. Ranch-style homes are a good fit for people who want a small home or have lots of land to work with.
Chalet-Style Home: This is a good style for cold and snowy climates and for those seeking a more rustic look for their home. Because of the steeply-sloped roof, Chalet-style homes are generally only one to one and a half stories, even though they often look taller than two-story homes. Distinguishing features of Chalet-style homes include high ceilings and huge windows, giving the home a spacious and open feel. However, this also generally means less square footage per dollar.
Modern Home: Modern homes are the most common and fastest-growing style of modular homes. Modern homes are distinguished by strong angles and bold designs, to which modular building lends itself very nicely.
Modular construction is versatile and lends itself to a vast variety of designs. If you are considering building a modular home, contact Nashua Builders today. Our experienced manufacturers will be happy to help you come up with the right design for you.
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