MODERN PREFAB IS THE NEW MOBILE HOME
The popularity of prefabricated homes has a great story to tell. Through the years, it has been making its own mark in the real estate scene given its practicality, sophistication and livability. Its recognition began as soon as the World War II ended, and soldiers started coming back to America to find a home where they can build their own families.
However, the high housing demand was unforeseen, which called for solutions to provide homes as soon as possible while reducing construction costs. This was where traditional mobile homes were born.
By concept, traditional mobile homes can be transported from one location to another in accordance with relocation laws and regulations. Since these homes are initially manufactured in factories, improved construction time and efficiency are being observed during the production process compared to a site-built home.
Transportable Homes as the Modern Prefabs
Today, the real estate scene is further modernizing the development of transportable homes with the help of technological innovations.
While the two may seem to offer the same relocation advantage, transportable homes, once delivered to the buyer’s site is already permanent, as it would be stumped on foundations and connected to certain utilities.
Further, transportable homes have portable versions too, known as manufactured, modular, or relocatable homes. These are all situated in a specific area or community, where residents are leasing the land, as necessitated by home ownership.
The quantity with which transportable homes are produced has increased to bulks, while the manner of assembling it improved as well with the use of 100-ton cranes—ultimately, allowing construction of larger modules and shipping cross-country too.
Whereas before, there was a limitation in the size of each module—that it should fit the factory’s width to the building site for a smooth delivery. Also, with home customization, in terms of the number of modules one desires to have.
Fortunately, these restrictions have changed because of the advancements in technology this age. Homebuyers can now have their custom designed homes created by the architect of their choice. From the design, size, details, and all things related—everything can be discussed with professionals to ensure that you’ll have the house you have dreaming of.
Benefits of Living in Modern Prefabs
Aside from the ease that constructing prefab homes can bring you, it also offers a whole lot of advantages.
Since these are constructed in a factory, you get to save a good deal of time and money because building time usually takes weeks. Of course, costs may still vary depending on the complexity of home design and specs, as well as the electrical, plumbing, duct work, among many others.
Another is that you get to avoid the exhausting home inspections conducted during the different stages of construction, as a third-party inspector takes responsibility for this task before transporting the home.
But, before deciding between a prefab home and a site-built one, understanding the processes and contemplating on the advantages and disadvantages of each type is a must.
Be sure to conduct your own research by checking out developers like Revolution which offers pre-crafted properties designed by world-famous architects, artists, and designers, including Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, Lenny Kravitz and more.
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