Houses come in many styles, but some prospective homeowners want a little extra control over the design of their new homes. Thus, they turn to modular home construction, where prefabricated modules are transported from an off-site facility and assembled into a new house. While unconventional and sometimes dismissed because of misconceptions about what they entail, modular homes offer distinct advantages in design and construction quality alike.
The multiple sections, or modules, that make up a modular home are constructed indoors in a factory-like setting. While individual modules come from pre-made plans, they can be assembled with great flexibility. Additionally, being built in a climate-controlled facility means safety from weather damage, and the consistent module designs mean minimized waste as the builders know just what they need. The waste also isn’t left behind at the housing site, since construction takes place elsewhere. Moreover, modules can be constructed simultaneously so that they’re all finished more quickly. [Read more…]