Modular homes are on the rise, and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. Modular homes are built piece by piece in factory style settings. Modular homes can offer the comforts and space that manufactured homes can’t, but at a portion of the price of a traditionally built home.
There are many different modular home styles, which should be no surprise considering how customizable they can be; however, the following are 14 modular home styles that you definitely need to know.
Modern Modular Homes
Modern modular home styles offer the unique, cutting edge look of modern home design with all of the customization and freedom that comes with the modular build. And because they are built with modular steel frames rather than traditional wooden frames, modern modular homes can be built to just about any style, size or personal need.
Green Modular Homes
Environmentally modular homes aren’t just possible, they’re popular! Green modular homes are ideal for anyone who wants a home designed to be as environmentally conscious as possible. There are many styles of green modular homes, so you won’t have to worry about a limited selection when it comes to the interior or exterior style of your house.
Mansion Modular Homes
Mansions can be modular, too! Modular mansions are becoming popular with homeowners who want the expansive space and opulence of a mansion-style home without the hefty price tag of a mansion built the traditional way. Like any modular home, modular mansions can be customized to a significant extent. They also come in many different styles, including more traditional mansions, modern style mansions, and even older, Victorian style mansions.
Chalet ranch style homes are simple and perfect for the countryside or simply a quiet lot in a suburban area. The typical Chalet ranch style home has only the basics, but the beauty of a modular Chalet ranch is that you can request additional rooms or space for your favorite add-ons.
The raised ranch style combines the simplicity of the basic Chalet ranch with the space of a larger family home; the typical modular raised ranch will come with a master bedroom and bathroom, as well as larger living areas and amenities such as porches and garages.
Split Level Ranch
Split level ranch modular homes have both space and style! The split level style is great for adding some curb appeal, but the benefits don’t end there: split level ranch modular homes offer more privacy and in-home solitude to residents by sectioning the bedrooms away from the general, more active living areas such as the dining room and living room.
T/H Cape Cod
You don’t have to choose “either/or” if you’re looking for a Cape Cod style modular home—modular homes can come in both “T” and “H” shaped styles, which are about equally popular among homeowners. And, as always, there are plenty of customizations and amenities that can be added to your modular home.
Ranch style homes are very popular, but their multi-level style isn’t for everyone. T and H shaped ranch style modular homes can be a great alternative to a traditionally shaped ranch home, modular or otherwise. Both T and H shaped ranch modular homes often featured an ‘isolated’ bedroom design, meaning the bedrooms are designed to be at one end of the house, ensuring more peace and quiet.
There is a reason that “traditional” style homes have been around so long: they offer everything from space to style to comfort and everything in between. Traditional ranch modular homes feature the typical long, multi-level style of a traditional ranch home at a portion of the cost and with much more customization than any traditionally build ranch house.
Traditional Two Story
A traditional two story home is what many people think of when they imagine their future home. Traditional two story modular homes come in a variety of sizes and designs (ranching from classic all the way to something more modern) and can feature many different amenities. Two story homes are also great for families or families who plan to expand in the future, due to the added space a second story brings to the home.
Multifamily 3+ Units
Multifamily modular home units (meaning three or more families in a unit) are ideal for apartment complexes, subdivisions—or even personal homebuyers looking for large, multi-family modular homes. A multi-family modular unit can be customized to any size, design or cost. And because they take far less time to build than a traditionally build multi-family unit, they can be placed on site and be ready to rent (or buy!) quickly.
Traditional Cape Cod
Traditional Cape Cod modular homes are charming and classic, making them an excellent choice for many homeowners. A traditional Cape Cod modular home will have all the elements of a traditionally build Cape Cod home—including the simplistic roof design, symmetrical windows and charming back-to-nature aesthetic that exemplifies the perfect Cape Cod.
Chalet Cape Cod
A Chalet Cape Cod modular home combines the aesthetics of a Chalet home with the aesthetics of a Cape Cod home, creating a unique design that is both eye-catching and practical. A Chalet style house, unlike a Cape Cod style house, features high, angular roofs which add space and more air circulation to the home. A Chalet Cape Cod will usually combine the square foundation style of a Cape Cod with the higher, angular roof of the Chalet; however, final designs may vary, so be sure to check with your modular home designer.
Two family duplexes can be great alternative to traditional multi-family units. They are especially popular with large or extended families, who may want to live together but want to ensure each family gets their separate space. Two family duplexes built in the modular style are even better for families because they offer so much customization, which includes the ability to add more rooms, choose different layouts, or even add features such as a double-garage or porch.