Modern Modular Homes: An Innovative Choice

Posted on Jan 25th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

Modern architecture: a coupling of the most cutting-edge refinements in construction technologies with the latest in design touches. A modern home is a home that displays an interest in the new, the unfamiliar, and the bold. They may also contain features that help optimize a lifestyle and contribute to a greener, more efficient planet. Modern homes have a long history of aesthetic individuality. Many well-remembered visionaries are counted within the Modern tradition, among them Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America’s best known and loved architects. Let’s take a look at the history of modern homes and their design features, so you can determine whether a modern home would be right for you. We’ll also provide insight into a specific type of […]

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Colonial Modular Homes: American Classics With European Flair

Posted on Jan 18th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Modular Home Style Series

The Colonial home is a classic residential design that spawned several different variations over its several-hundred year existence. Offering homeowners touches of older European styles, the Colonial is a highly adaptable template to use to craft your dream home. It integrates several different architectural traditions in a way that reflects the very diversity of the nation in which it developed. Let’s take a look at the history and design features of a Colonial, so you can determine whether it would make the right home for you.     History American Colonial homes originated in the United States’ first settlements during the 17th and 18th centuries. They were influenced by several European architectural styles: British, Spanish, French, and Dutch. Colonial homes […]

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How to Choose a Modular Home Manufacturer

Posted on Jan 15th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

  In the world of modular home manufacturing, just like in anything, there are the good and the not so good. Manufacturers come in a range of sizes from small to large. Some build over a thousand homes per year and others less than a few dozen. Some manufactures specialize in dealing with a very custom products and others may be limited in their options and amenities. Most manufacturers are limited to the geographic area that they can ship to and will have a product line of homes and/or collections with specific baseline specifications. Please note that in most cases you will not purchase your home directly from the modular manufacturer. You will purchase it from a local builder. If […]

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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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