Modular homes are really not hard to build, but having some experience in building can be helpful. But there are instructions available to teach first time builders how to complete a project as well. Most people want to spend as little amount of money as they have to. Most people who are looking at building a modular house or just to buy one are on a budget. You can build a modular home for a reasonable amount of money and you can make it look very appealing. You can make it look like a traditional home but the only difference is the modular home will be smaller than a traditional home and it will cost a lot less than a traditional home. Let’s look at how to build modular homes.
The following steps are an overview of how to build a modular home for a low cost. This guide is presented by Westchester Modular Home
Westchester will work with a regional or local builder who is authorized to build their brand of home. Westchester will work with you through the preliminary budgeting process to price out how much it will cost to build your modular home. They will also discuss the modular building home process with you.
You can find a modular home builder near you but keep in mind, that the company has a network of builders in 9 states in the Northeast so it could be geographically limiting for people who do not live in that part of the United States. One good thing about having this network is that each builder in their respective region will know the local building local codes and building guidelines. Information that the average home buyer will not have.
Westchester’s process will ensure that all building guidelines and for construction and installation are followed. Westchester works with local home builders so your home can be personally designed to your needs. This cannot be done if you work with a traditional on-site home builder. Westchester approves each builder personally so they will meet Westchester’s highest standard for quality and building excellence.
The local modular home builder has the unique advantage of being equipped with the in-depth knowledge of the modular building process. And they are trained in the many design options for the interior and exterior of the home. The independent local home builder is the source for you to contact to have your Westchester modular home built.
The homebuilders in your area have Computer Aided design software with which they can design or customize every part of your home including floor designs, interior designs, and roof styles. The builder can also help you pick one of its home models and they can customize it to your personal touch. You can even tour one of their homes to see how the houses are manufactured.
You can choose your own lending institution or Westchester can recommend one in your area that is knowledgeable with the Westchester modular home building process and can help you choose a financing program that will work for you. For example, there is one bank that has offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island that can combine a construction loan with long term financing into one loan. Their experienced loan department will walk with you through the entire construction process.
There are a couple of options you have here. You can either start with one of their standard modular homes or the builder can use a CAD program and design a custom home for you from the ground up.
Custom Colonial 1– comes with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 3,403 sq. ft big. This modular home is built for spaciousness and privacy and they can be built for a one of a kind fit for your family. The house can be built with 2 stories or one, open foyer, walkout bay windows. There are many other options the buyer can choose from.
Custom Colonial 2– comes with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bedrooms, and it has 3,872 square feet of the living room in it. This one has maple or oak cabinets and there other options available on this one as well.
Custom Colonial 3- this home has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2 ½ baths. It is very spacious at 4,840 sq. ft. and it comes with the other options the above colonial homes have to offer.
CraftsmanCustom Ranch I–the craftsman is about 2,080 sq. ft. and it contains 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It is a little smaller than the colonial homes but they are still very-nice looking homes. These can be customized to your personal tastes.
These ranch homes are unique from other models because they have different exterior treatments such as reverse gables and front farmer porches. The interiors are showcased with cathedral ceilings, wet bars, fireplaces, large master bath suites, and other nice features. The other classic ranch style homes are available as well.
The local builders will work with you on all phases of the purchase and building processes. They work with real estate agents, land acquisition, planning, and many other services.
Craftsman: The Saranac-the home has 1,316 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths and you have many options to choose from in this particular model as well.
The Greenfield-the house has about 1,428 sq ft., 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths.
The Hudson-this home has 1,500 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
The Hunter- has 1,680 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
The Durham- 2,128 sq. ft., 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
The Concord- the first floor has 1,232 sq. ft. and the second floor has 736 sq. ft with a suggested full shed dormer and loft, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
The Woodstock- this particular ranch comes with 2,710 sq. ft. but the bonus room is not included in this square footage. It also has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
The Highland-has 2,290 sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths this completes their series of craftsman homes.
The Company offers a new series of ranch homes that are inspired by the craftsman model built in the late 19th century. And handcrafted arts and designs inspired by that movement. The company also maintains the original architectural designs of that century of blending the homes into the natural environment. Westchester balances the beauty of handcrafted charm of yesterday with today’s demand for open floor plans, high amenities, and high quality construction.
The craftsman series boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bath floor plans which offer low maintenance, one-level living. They also have the charm of dormers, 9/12 pitch roofs, architectural shingles, abundant natural light flowing through the homes, spacious, and the floor plans are very practically laid out. The homes also provide homebuyers with a cozy cottage feel.
Capes: The Concord-the home has 1,232 sq. ft. 1st floor and 736 sq.ft. suggested 2nd floor with full shed and dormer, 3 bedrooms. 2.5 bath. The concord is a spacious living room that opens the kitchen and dining room and the expansion options for this home are unlimited.
The Aco Chalet-3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1480 sq. ft. plus unfinished second floor, 12/12 with cathedral ceiling over Living and Dining rooms, Anderson-Terra tone windows, including trap windows in the cathedral areas, full open, stairs w/oak rail packaging including loft rail, 2 spacious bedrooms and large bath, unique kitchen with breakfast bar, unfinished second floor for future expansion 600 sq. ft., expandable master bedroom w/private bath and loft, optional fireplaces available, optional cedar siding, optional “A” dormers
The Custom Cape- has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, the first floor is 1,932 sq. ft.and unfinished
The Custom Cape II- has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,339 sq. ft.
The Custom Chalet- has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,798 sq. ft
The Yarmouth-has one bedroom, 1 bath, 1,400 sq. ft.+800 sq.ft. unfinished second floor 27’-8’=1400 sq.f+800 sq. ft. the unfinished second floor, spacious first floor bedroom, and den, Unfinished Second Floor for Future Expansion to include 4 – 3046 Windows; Wall Panels and Door for Top of Stairs, Formal Dining Room, Formal Living Room, Large Island Kitchen and Breakfast Area,”Cottage Style” 3056 Front Windows, Separate Utility Room, Covered Porch, Fireplace Options Available, “Boxed-Out” and “Angle-Bay” Options Available, Contact Westchester Modular for a Complete List of Other Available Options
The Chatham- has 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 1,568 sq. ft.,+ 896 unfinished second floor 27′-8″ x 56′ – 1,568 sq. ft. plus 896 sq. ft. Unfinished Second Floor (16′ x 56′), Luxurious First Floor Master Suite – Private Bath includes Jacuzzi Brand Whirlpool Tub, Shower and Double Vanities, First Floor Half Bath, Unfinished Second Floor for Future Expansion, Open Two-story Entry Foyer, Formal Dining Room, Formal Living Room, Spacious Island Kitchen Pantry and Utility Closet, “Cottage Style” 3056 Lower Level Windows On Front, Fireplace Options Available, Boxed-Out” and “Angle-Bay” Options Available, Contact Westchester Modular for a Complete List of Other Available Options
The Plateau Chalet- has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,248 sq.ft.+448 sq. ft. unfinished second floor
The Falmouth- has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 936 sq. ft.+550 sq.ft. Unfin second floor
The Pocasset-has one bedroom, one bath, 1,144 sq. ft.+551 sq. ft.
The Jefferson-has 2 bedrooms, one bath, 720 sq. ft.
The Lincoln-has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,290 sq. ft.
Up to this point, you can see that this modular manufacturer has many modular home options with multiple floor plans and many different size homes. The company will work with you to figure out how much it will cost you to build your dream modular home. They have so many options and styles of homes for the buyer to choose from. With all its combinations of interior and exterior styles, you can customize your home to meet your specific needs.
The company is very easy to work with and they will walk you through so many phases of the process they will make an overwhelming, emotional process easy to understand and simple to go through.
The following are vacation home models that you may choose a vacation modular model of your personal desire and they can customize it for you. They can help you with financial planning and even help you pick out a financial institution that will work with you on the loan end of the process if you need financial help. But if you can afford the home without any outside financial help then that is fine too.
The company will walk you through the land acquisition part of the deal as well. This means that if you find a piece of property you want to set your vacation home on they will help you with this end of the process as well. They will work with your real estate agent and negotiate a price for the land with you.
Coastal Design One-has 3,412 estimate sq. ft, three bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Coastal Design Two-has 2,892 estimate sq. ft., four bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Coastal Design Three-has 1,982 estimate sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Coastal Design Four-has 1,332 sq. ft., three bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Coastal Design Five-has 3,004 sq. ft., four bedrooms, 3 baths
Coastal Design Six-has 2,154 sq. ft., four bedrooms, 3 baths
Coastal Design Seven-has 2,869 sq. ft., five bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Coastal Design Eight-has 2,668 sq. ft., two bedrooms, two baths
Coastal Design Nine-has 1,280 sq. ft., three bedrooms, 1.5 baths
Coastal Design Ten-has 1,797 sq. ft., four bedrooms, 3 baths this particular vacation model offers a decent amount of square footage and 3 bathrooms. Plenty of bathrooms for a large-sized family vacationing in this home.
Coastal Design Eleven-has 1,960 sq. ft., three bedrooms,3.5 baths this home has almost 2,000 sq. ft. with 3.5 baths plenty of bathroom space for any family. There will be no morning bottlenecks in the mornings because there will be plenty of bathrooms for the family to use.
Coastal Design 12- has 2,060 sq. ft., four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, another spacious vacation home with over 2,000 sq ft. and 3.5 baths plenty of room for all the vacationers.
Vacation Long Beach-1012 sq.ft.–not including 2nd unfinished floor–two bedrooms, one bath this particular model offers an unfinished second floor. This floor can be turned into unlimited possibilities. It can be customized to however the buyer wants it to be. This is an added bonus of this vacation model home.
Vacation Aco Chalet-has a 12/12 roof with cathedral ceiling over living and dining rooms, two bedrooms, one bath and this model has another wooden exterior frame perfect to be set in a wooded area. The perfect mountain getaway for you.
Vacation Custom Chalet-has 1798 sq. ft., three bedrooms, 2.5 baths so here is another vacation home with plenty of bathrooms to meet the needs of a big family and it comes with a nice living area
Finalizing your Modular Home Order
You are one step closer to having your dream modular home a reality. Now, we enter the step where you finalize the order. You have the conceptual design picked out. The engineering department will actually order the house model from the factory for you. You are busy setting up your financial planning and picking countertops, cabinets, bathroom fixtures, etc. The engineering will also get the building permits you will need for your home.
The House is Built
The step you have been waiting for the house is actually built in the factory in seven days. The foundation is also being constructed at the site the home will actually be set on. The building permits are being finalized and the house is built. After the house is built it is ready to be transported to the home site. You are coming closer to your dream becoming reality.
The House is Delivered
The house has been built in modules and the modules are individually delivered to the site. The modules are carefully set on the foundation. The house is connected as a whole structure.
The house is set on the foundation. Then the porches, electrical, and plumbing are installed on and in the house. The exterior siding is put on the house. The final touches are put on the house and the house is completed.
The Last Step
The house goes through the final inspection so that all the building codes and regulations have been met. The inspector gives you the certificate of occupancy and you can now move into the house.
Conclusion This article has covered the steps that are taken to have your modular home built if you decide to buy a modular home from Westchester Modular Home company. The company’s process has been discussed in some detail and many of its home models have been discussed. This is only one of many modular home building processes you can choose from.