Who ever said modular buildings only work for residential purposes? The fact is, with dozens and dozens of floor plans to choose from, you can design any commercial or retail space from the ground up in modular fashion as well! Modular buildings have grown over the last decade into a diverse and well-rounded industry, allowing business owners to claim their fair share of prefab benefits.
- Just about any style structure you desire can be built in modular design. Choose from existing or brand new floor plans.
First, you’ll need to decide how you want your home or retail space to look. Many modular manufacturing companies offer a database of traditional floor plans to peruse. Even if you want to start completely from scratch, copies of pre-existing floor plans can give you a place to start developing your design.
From an existing floor plan, you’ll need to consider how to tweak it according to your needs. Keep in mind that deviating too far from the normal design options may cost you, but any major changes you want to make are possible. Two houses starting out with the same floor plan could end up looking completely different by the end of the customization process. Don’t let the modular aspect of these buildings keep you from pursuing the space of your dreams.
- Modular buildings are more environmentally-friendly than on-site homes.
Due to the precise nature of modular buildings in using every inch of space, modulars are considered more energy-efficient than on-site buildings. They easily maintain a constant temperature, granting the “green” effect. Unfortunately, this air-tight atmosphere can sometimes lead to mold growth, so modular spaces come equipped with at least one air vent in every room.
- Modular retail spaces give you creative license.
Let’s say you own a rather unique outdoor sporting goods business, and you’d like your retail building design to demonstrate the attitude of your company. You may want wide open floor space with sky lights to let in natural light and a water fountain oasis cascading from an arched peak in the roof. Building a fresh, new modular space to capture this feeling may be easier than renovating an existing space within the confines of an older structure.
When you’re ready to start taking your retail company to the next level, call Nashua Builders for our expertise in modular building systems. Our prefab offices and modular office systems offer you flexibility and creativity in planning your space.