What to Consider When Planning a Home Addition

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Considering a Home Addition There’s something incredibly exciting about adding onto your home. You get the chance to see your vision become a reality. But adding on to your home isn’t something to rush into — you should always ask key questions, get expert guidance and really consider all facets of your expansion. Before you get started, here are five key considerations related to how to plan an addition to your home. Vision: This is your chance to dream big! The problem when expanding is this: Homeowners have a hard time seeing beyond what’s already there. Make sure you’re dreaming as though you’re starting from scratch, rather than adding to an existing structure. This […]

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Are Modular Homes Safe in Storms?

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Hurricane Katrina took place a dozen years ago, but, for most, the vivid memories of devastation will never go away. More than one million homes were damaged in the storm, including 134,000 in New Orleans alone. It’s impossible to dampen the massive devastation storms such as Katrina dole out, but there are things people can do to minimize damage. One such thing is to make use of modular homes. Here is a look at what modular homes are and how they can improve safety during a hurricane. Safer Homes for Decades There is tangible evidence that modular homes are the best option when it comes to preventing damage from hurricanes. In the early ’90s, Hurricane Andrew accounted for more than […]

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Benefits of Westchester Modular Homes’ In-Law Additions

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Consider the Benefits of Westchester Modular Homes’ In-Law Additions Adding flexible spaces to your home is  a popular concept. Perhaps the most famous of these flexible spaces is the so-called “mother-in-law addition,” an addition to your home that includes a kitchen, bedroom(s), bath a and it living space. When you choose modular mother-in-law additions, you get all the functionality you could possibly want, plus all the benefits of modular homes: strength, durability and more. Here’s a look at what you can expect when you choose a modular mother-in-law addition. Choose Prefab In-Law Suites As today’s seniors are continuing to live longer and healthier lives, they more often find their way back to their children’s homes. These situations are exactly what gave […]

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Modular Homes Are Stronger: FEMA

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Modular Homes Are Stronger: FEMA Modular homes are constructed offsite, transported to your land and then assembled. Because of this unique process, many think of modular homes are being less substantial and strong than traditional construction. Some ever wonder openly: Are modular homes safe? The first answer is “yes” — modular homes are extremely safe. But there’s a secret behind modular homes that many may find surprising: They’re actually safer than traditional homes. This assessment comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, better known as FEMA. FEMA is the organization that responds first when disaster strikes in areas around the United States and their experience shows that FEMA modular homes stand up just as well as, and often better than, […]

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Luxurious Home Design Trends for 2017

Posted on Apr 27th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Luxurious Home Design Trends for 2017 What’s in store for luxury home design trends in 2017? Look for several new themes to emerge, both in luxury modular homes and traditionally constructed homes. Here’s a look at several of the most prominent themes for 2017: Outdoor Spaces: Do you have a patio or other outdoor space for gathering? These outdoor spaces are the ideal venue for spending time in 2017. There’s nothing quite like sitting outside on a beautiful spring day or summer evening, looking at the stars and enjoying something to drink. Make sure you have the perfect space for outdoor gathering. Emphasized Kitchens: Kitchens are becoming the new living rooms — spaces where everyone gathers to eat and talk […]

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8 Best Upgrades to Build Into Your Modular Home

Posted on Mar 9th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

When you’re preparing to build a home, you want to see your vision become a reality. When you choose the many benefits of a modular, you’ll have the ability to customize your design, and integrate the upgrade options into your dream home. To help you prioritize where you should invest in your luxury modular home, here’s a look at some top upgrades: Porches: There’s nothing quite like having an outdoor space that’s friendly, welcoming and usable. When you’re considering upgrades for your modular home, consider adding a porch in some area of the house, whether in the front, on the side or in the back. You’ll be glad you chose this upgrade when you’re out enjoying the beautiful spring and […]

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Modular Homes vs. Mother Nature: Who Wins?

Posted on Feb 21st, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Modular homes are a popular option for consumers who want high-quality living environments that are built with tight timelines and cost controls. But there’s a lingering questions as consumers consider a non-site-built home: Are modular homes safe? The answer to this question is a resounding “yes,” and the safety of modular homes becomes apparent when you take a closer look at how they’re manufactured. Read on to learn more about modular homes, their safety and why they’re actually safer than site-built alternatives. Modular Homes: Stronger Than Site-Built According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), modular homes are safer than site-built homes when it comes to handling natural disasters. This assessment is based on FEMA’s review of storm-stricken areas in […]

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Modular Building Just Makes Sense

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

Are cars built in parking lots? Are ships built on the ocean? Why is it then that homes are built outside? If you take anyone inside a modular production facility, you tend to hear the same response, “Wow, this just makes complete sense!” That is said so often, because it does. There are a myriad of reasons why Modular Building Systems are better than traditional stick by stick building that is done outdoors. Modular homes are constructed by a proven method known as Building Systems in an enclosed climate-controlled facility. This means that the home is completed in a systematic manner with clearly defined processes, procedures and quality controls. Because the home is built inside in a climate-controlled environment, the […]

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Winter Building Challenges: Four Good Reasons Why Modular Makes Sense

Posted on Oct 19th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

Winter Building Challenges:  Four Good Reasons Why Modular Makes Sense Outside building using the stick by stick method is loaded with complications and potential problems, compounded further by the challenges of winter weather. The good news is that you have an alternative. By having your home constructed using modular building systems, the majority of your home will be built indoors in a climate-controlled production facility—thus preventing weather-related issues as well as possible future problems with your new home. Modular building can also save you time and money. Weather Weather is the enemy of the homebuilder and the new construction home buyer. If you choose to build on site utilizing outdated building methods, you may be dealing with problems later on […]

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How to Move Without Stress: 5 Stress-Free Moving Tips

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Moving is a universally dreaded reality of the modern world. Don’t let the prospect of a move cause you anxiety. Here are a few tips to reduce stress and help you refocus on the exciting future that lies ahead of you in your new home. Properly Plan A plan for executing your move can help focus your mind on the task and remind you to include details you may otherwise forget. Let’s say you’re making a cross-town move over the course of a week. You should spend the first few days sorting, packing, and cleaning. After that, spend 2-3 days executing the move. Once you’ve moved in, give yourself a couple days to unpack and decompress. Make sure to build […]

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