From trendy tiny wooden cottages to mansions built from shipping containers, modular homes have a new look and have earned themselves a brand-new rep. The days of being associated purely with temporary and lower-income housing are long gone. In fact, the lower cost per square foot is precisely how many homeowners have been able to build modular mansions.
Faster Build Time
Most modular home builders give a turnaround time of a few weeks to about three months. In comparison, a traditional home can take up to six months to be completed. Weather delays and running out of money are often common delay factors that may tack on an extra few months to completion time. Because modular homes are built indoors and typically have premade options, these two factors rarely pose a problem.
For these and other reasons, modular houses are a lot less expensive than traditional homes. Even when assembly is required, this often does not include the need for professional assistance or any hardcore construction and building equipment. Because of this, contemporary modular homes have become increasingly popular among retirees and debt-ridden college graduates. However, they are just as popular among architects who want to create unique spaces that are easy to expand.
More Luxurious Additions
When homeowners go modular, they are able to reinvest some of the money the save in luxury features for their home. Some increasingly common additions include full spa baths, granite counter tops, floor to ceiling windows, smart home tech and even pools built from containers. This has led to a booming industry where contractors turn to creativity and high-value offerings to compete effectively.
Unfortunately, many banks and local governing bodies are still skeptical of or even against modular homes. However, with the increasing popularity of tiny cottages and container homes, this is slowly changing. To increase the odds of securing financial and zoning buy-in, it is important to work with professional builders to ensure the home is up to code.