Modular homes come in many styles nowadays to accommodate the needs of any potential buyer. These different styles emulate the look and features of different conventional homes across the country. In addition, the adoption any of such style is far easier to achieve in a prefabricated home than a traditional home. Furthermore, the inclusions of such wide range of distinctive styles have also contributed to the increasing success of prefab modular homes among buyers. Below are few of the popular styles of modular homes.
The ranch style has its origins in the country, is shorter, and features minimal exterior decoration. They have a common shape like an ‘L’ or an asymmetrical rectangle. You will commonly find ranch style homes in regions where the climate is warmer. Their short roofs are incapable of dealing with any extremities in weather like heavy rains, snowfall etc. Ranch style modular homes with their simpler design are the most inexpensive to build.
Modular homes in the Chalet style take their inspiration from the alpine houses found in the Swiss countryside. This style suits cold and snowy regions particularly well. A distinctive feature of these homes is the presence of pointed roofs, usually in a high angled slope. This prevents the accumulation of snow. The presence of large windows is another distinguishing feature of chalet style. It offers ample natural light into the homes, resulting in brighter interiors and less dependence on electric lighting.
Two-Story houses have two above-ground stories, which makes them different from all the other common modular housing styles. In this housing style, the living rooms, kitchen, and dining room are located on the bottom floor while the bedrooms are situated on the top floors. Notably, two-story prefab modular homes are ideal for families considering building a house on a smaller plot.
Modern style modular homes represent the future of prefab housing. This style allows for the higher customizations than the other styles. Modern modular homes are constructed mainly of steel frames than wood, which enables easy replacement as well as accommodating additional spaces into the rooms.
The Cape Cod style modular home best suits areas with cold weather conditions. The exteriors of such homes are covered with shingles and the windows have shutters. Also, these homes feature dormers on the roof and additional storage spaces in the attic due to the sloped roof.