Just because modular home construction is inexpensive and convenient doesn’t mean that you can’t be creative in making your house feel like home. And there’s no reason you shouldn’t. After all, the place where you live should be a reflection of who you are. Most modular manufacturers will work with you to customize your home and make it perfect for you.
Here are some ideas you can play around with as you consider customizing your modular home:
Changing the Exterior
The simplest customizations you can make are to the exterior, and exterior changes go a long way in making your house feel more like you. Within exterior modifications, the easiest change to make is typically with the roof. You can change the angles and the height, extend the awning, add dormers, add gables, and change the shingles. You can also change the windows by adding shudders, changing the materials or the trim, or by adding or removing windows. Keep in mind, though, that adding too many windows can threaten the structural integrity of your home. You can also add a porch to your modular house for extra personality and charm.
Changing the Interior
The easiest changes to make to the interior are those that don’t change the position of the walls or the exterior features. One of the most important considerations when it comes to changing your home’s interior is the appliances you’ll be using. It is cheapest and easiest to install and deliver appliances with the rest of your home, though appliances can be changed and upgraded later. The most common interior customizations include changing the cabinets and the floors.
Changing HVAC and Utilities
One of the many benefits of living in a modular home is that they are much less expensive than traditional homes to heat and cool. Still, you want to make sure that you have a vent in every room in order to prevent musty smells and water damage. Make sure there are enough electrical outlets in the home all placed in convenient locations. If you’re planning on installing any type of electrical system, let the manufacturer know so they can determine how much extra wiring is needed. Similarly, if you’re planning on drilling a well or doing any other onsite utility management, let the manufacturer know so they can include intake pipes and underground electricity into account in the design.
With modular manufacturing, the design possibilities are endless. If you’re considering building a modular home, Nashua Builders can help you with all your modular construction needs. Contact us today to learn more.
Elitzer, J. (2015). Modular Home Customizations: It’s All About You. The Definitive Guide to Building Modular: Modular Homeowners.