The modular home market is a market of such wasted potential that it is almost painful to view. Despite the practical benefits that they have to offer, the overwhelming majority of consumers simply do not want to even contemplate purchasing or owning such a home with such apathy and resentment largely based on negative stereotypes and lack of real appreciation. One of the most prevalent of these myths is the notion that modular homes are generic, bland entities which are quickly assembled with no thought or consideration given to the way that they appear.
In reality, not only is each and every modular home carefully crafted and tailor made to the precise requirements and specifications of the consumer but there is also a number of different styles of modular home for the purchaser to actually choose from. Upon hearing this, many critics of the modular home industry use this as further ammunition to further deride and belittle industry for its perceived lack of originality and creativity because of the usage of templates. Well, you can’t please everyone all of the time.
It should be noted that whilst the following is intended a brief overview of the various types of modular homes that are currently available, please note that the operative word here is and the following list is not and should be regarded as being by any stretch of the imagination, exhaustive.
Cape Cod: This particular style of modular home features wooden flooring and stairs as a prerequisite, along with a carefully sloping roof which will feature any number of dormer windows and will tend to make use of a rather minimal footprint. Complete with large scale garden and greenery both from the front and back of the home, these types of modular home feature at a minimum, 1000 square feet of floor space. Given that they tend to include a maximum of two bedrooms, they may not be well suited for large families.
Ranch: this type of modular differs quite significantly from the Cape Cod variety, as whereas the Cape Cod variety features a second story to the home, the Ranch does not instead preferring a horizontal rather than vertical approach. The emphasis here is about effective usage of space rather than large rooms, and one of the most readily identifiable aspects of this type of modular home is the notable presence of a basement. Ranches are also very popular among families, as the generous number of bedrooms makes it far easier to accommodate the children.