Modular Home Trends for 2017

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

The modular housing industry continues to evolve, and that means prospective home buyers have more options than ever regarding the design of their dream home. At Westchester Modular Homes, our goal is to present the latest modular home options to our client — we can provide a beautiful house to meet any size, style or taste preference. Here is a closer look at the modular home trends that are shaping the industry in 2017 and beyond.

Tiny Homes

One of the hottest modular home trends in 2017 is the tiny home — and by “tiny,” we mean a home as small as 150 square feet! Tiny homes offer an affordable alternative for single people who don’t need a lot of elbow room. They also allow homeowners to leave a smaller environmental footprint.

Despite their small size, these homes feature a sturdy construction that can withstand winds of up to 150 mph. Tiny homes start at under $7,000.

Eco-Friendly Modular Homes

“Green” modular homes combine affordability with a host of environmentally-friendly features that can also help homeowners reduce their energy costs. Although larger than tiny homes, eco-friendly homes are as small as 750 square feet and are priced under $75,000.

They’re equipped with numerous energy-saving appliances and fixtures such as low-flow faucets, dual-flush toilets and high-efficiency heat pumps. Many of these homes meet the requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Modern Style 

The modern design style is popular with buyers of all home types, including modular structures. Popularized by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the 20th century, the modern style offers the ideal combination of form and function.

It features glass and steel exteriors and an interior highlighted by large, open spaces and high ceilings. A modern modular home is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to make a bold statement with their housing design.

Housing Crises Solutions 

Modular homes are playing an important role in resolving the housing crisis that is impacting many areas of the United States. Their fast construction time and low building costs have allowed companies to provide affordable housing for employees in regions experiencing housing shortages.

Google, for instance, has invested approximately $30 million in modular apartments for their employees in Silicon Valley, which has bolstered the company’s recruiting efforts.

Westchester Modular: Your Source for Modular Homes in 2017 and Beyond

No matter what type of modular home meets your needs, you’ll find it at Westchester Modular Homes. For more than 30 years, we’ve remained at the forefront of the latest modular home trends to provide the best housing options for our clients. We can also provide custom design service for our homes. Contact us to learn more today!

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