Make Your Residential Dreams Come True With a Custom Modular Home

Posted on Jan 11th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

Make Your Residential Dreams Come True With a Custom Modular Home Have you spent years dreaming of a home you could truly call your own, designed to your exact specifications? Are you unsatisfied with the traditional home styles available on the market currently? Do you love the overall feel of a Cape home, but want to add in the fine touch of a Craftsman exterior? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a custom modular home is an investment worth considering. A custom designed modular home offers a huge range of design and efficiency options and comes at a price point well below that of a traditionally built custom home. What’s more? It’s constructed in a relatively speedy […]

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The Cape Cod Style Modular: A Rustic American Classic

Posted on Jan 4th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

The Cape Cod house is as firmly embedded in the imagery of New England as clam chowder, rocky beaches, and quaint town greens. A design that dates back over three hundred years, it remains a popular style for homeowners well into the 21st century. Cape Cod homes are a great choice for those looking for a house that’s small, sturdy, and stylish. Let’s take a look at the history and design features of a Cape and consider whether it’d be the right choice for your dream home: History The Cape Cod house was designed by British settlers in New England in the 1600s. It was based on an ancient design that was popular in the United Kingdom. Timothy Dwight, a […]

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How a Modular Home is Constructed – Part 2 Walls

Posted on Dec 31st, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

Have you ever wondered how modular units all come together to become a quality built home? In the next series of blogs we will be pulling back the curtain so to speak, and educating you on what specifically happens behind the scenes in the building of a modular home. In these bl  ogs, we’ll be taking you through our factory one production stage at a time to discuss the specifics of how a modular home is built. Last week we begin with floors. This week we will explore walls. Walls are like the skeleton of a home in that they support the home and dictate its floor plan. High-quality, low moisture studs are used a modular homes framing structure to insure […]

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The Craftsman Modular Home: An Architectural Bastion of Artistic Independence

Posted on Dec 28th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

The American Craftsman is an architectural style that emphasizes individual vision and an attention to detail not seen in other residential structures. It’s remained popular with homeowners for over one hundred years, due largely to its emphasis on a simple but elegant aesthetic. Born out of an artistic movement that valued originality in creative pursuits and strayed from creating things that were of uniform appearance, a Craftsman home is an expression of an architect’s singular approach and the product of focused labor by a team of skilled construction professionals. It is by its very nature accessible: a pioneering work available to everyday people. Let’s take a look at the history and unique design features of the Craftsman and consider whether […]

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Why You Should Consider a Ranch Modular Home

Posted on Dec 21st, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

The ranch-style home is a uniquely American architectural achievement. Embedded in most folks’ memories as the Brady Bunch home, its utilitarian, down-to-earth appearance has appealed to thousands of homeowners nationwide for over eighty years. Let’s take a look at what makes ranch homes unique, so you can decide if one is the right fit for you and your family.     History of the Ranch Style Home Cliff May is widely considered the father of the modern California-style ranch home. As a young man living in southern California, he had ample opportunity to observe and absorb the design features of the Spanish colonial homes built on ranches, which were popular in his part of the country. May, who was not […]

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How to Save Energy at Home

Posted on Dec 15th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

In today’s world, there are hundreds of reasons for everyone to save energy. From the rising costs of electricity to the damage inflicted on the environment by energy waste, future generations are counting on everyone here today to conserve more, drill less, and recycle as much as possible. Read on to find tips on how to go green, including a variety of simple ways to save energy with advice on how to use less electricity, heat and water. The Importance of Going Green The world is going to go green. While it isn’t necessarily happening overnight, people throughout the U.S. and abroad are gradually coming to the realization that green energy is the best thing for this planet. So what […]

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The Advantages of Building Inside

Posted on Dec 11th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

Building a home outside on the lot was once viewed as tried and true, but as we progress, is really tried and untrue. Building a home inside in a climate-controlled environment makes more sense in many ways. Other than th e obvious unpredictability of the weather, there are many reasons why you should consider building your new home with modular-system-built technology. Below are some of the things to consider. Weather Weather is the enemy of the home builder—and the new construction home buyer. Building on site utilizing the outdated stick by stick method may lead to problems later on down the road. The bottom line is rain and untreated wood do not mix. With many potential problems that can happen, […]

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How a Modular Home is Constructed- Part 1 Floors

Posted on Dec 4th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

Have you ever wondered how modular units come together to become a quality built home? In the next series of blogs, we will be pulling back the curtain, so to speak, and educating you on what specifically happens behind the scenes in the building of a modular home. In these blogs, we will be taking you through our factory one production stage at a time to discuss the specifics of how a modular home is built. A modular home is built via what is called a Building System. A “Building System” is simply a systematic approach to constructing homes. Experienced craftsmen build homes inside a modular home production facility. These components are called units, sections or modules. These units later […]

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Westchester Homes’ Vineyard House Community Awarded Prestigious LEED Platinum Certification

Posted on Nov 25th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

                             Leading Northeast Manufacturer and Prominent Massachusetts Builder partner together to build First LEED Platinum Project on Martha’s Vineyard   Westchester Modular Homes is pleased to announce with the recent completion of the Vineyard House, a sober living community in Martha’s Vineyard has officially been awarded the highest possible rating of Platinum in the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for homes program. The campus was completed in December of 2014 by Squash Meadow Construction, Inc. and Westchester Modular Homes Inc., was certified through a rigorous rating process and achieved enough points to meet the threshold required for platinum certification. Vineyard House […]

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2015 Kitchen & Bath Trends

Posted on Nov 12th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: What's "IN" In Design

  What happens in the remodeling world is usually a precursor to trends that appear in new construction. Every year the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) releases the results of its annual 60,000 member survey that tracks design trends in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. As an overview kitchen and bath design has definitely trended towards the contemporary. Clean simple lines and glossier and sleek finishes are in. Out of favor in kitchens are rustic, country and Tuscan cabinetry styles with heavy glazing and distressing. In bathrooms people are demanding a spa like atmosphere with cool white and gray color pallets. Multiple storage opportunities are also tending in the cabinetry plus a people are looking towards universal design so that […]

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