Thursday, June 2, 2011

Modular Homes – The Future of Residential Construction

Construction industry is evolving from the point of view of homeowners, as people are increasingly opting for homes that are 'manufactured' at production units of companies instead of being site-built. Such homes are termed prefabricated, and primarily include modular and manufactured homes. Though people are apprehensive about the idea of getting homes made in a production plant, more and more people are choosing these homes due to factors like customizability and cost effectiveness. These homes cost at least 10-35% lesser than site-built homes, and allow the buyers to exercise control over how their home would look upon completion of the project.

Modular homes are considered the solution to problems of people who move very frequently, since these can be transferred from one location to another on wheeled platforms and cranes. Thus, if the residents have to move from one city or even state to another, they would have the option of settling down in familiar accommodation despite the new location. Manufactured homes are also favored by all prospective homeowners who are looking for homes that can provide high returns for the money they have invested in them. In this regard, the affordable prefabricated housing units are most suitable as these are cheap to buy, but their prices increase with time, just like those of site-built homes.

Many individuals and families seeking homes are looking at manufactured and modular homes as feasible options. Being resistant to adverse weather conditions, pests and earthquake, these homes allow buyers to enjoy luxurious lifestyle without any concerns regarding degradation. There are various housing societies that have been set up exclusively for such homes. Further, these prefabricated homes can also be installed with utmost ease at locations which are dominated by site-built units.

Modular and Manufactured Homes Offer Luxury Housing at Affordable Costs

Costs of homes are rising dramatically, and this has led to the increase in popularity of manufactured as well as modular homes among people across Canada. This is so because of the low costs of the building the homes in facilities where resources are readily available. However, luxury is guaranteed in manufactured homes, as buyers have flexibility of choosing floor plans as well as material used in building the whole unit or its parts. Additionally, they can also opt for upgrades periodically and make sure that their new factory-made home is world class.

Manufactured homes are built up to a single floor and provided to owners with option of non-drywall, full finished drywall or partial drywall, which is done as per their choices. Likewise, modular homes are constructed according to the floor plans chosen by them at company premises. Thus, they can customize the size of the rooms, add special areas, like expansive porch, mirror closets, bar or billiard room. Such flexibilities enable the manufacturers to provide these homes with facilities that are usually restricted to luxury accommodation.

By ordering a manufactured or modular home rather getting one built on-site, people can get all the features of a luxury home at 30-35% lower rates, depending upon area covered and location. People looking to enjoy lives in lap of luxury in prefabricated home order these with elegant bathroom fittings, remote controlled lighting, opulent doors and other designing features that enhance their overall aesthetic appeal. Similarly, exterior designing features like specialized roof tiles, decorative mailbox, complementing colors of wall and window paints as well as doors can be added to these buildings for making these more appealing and sophisticated.