As many of us know, homeownership can get pretty expensive. If you live in California, real estate costs are something you’ve probably given quite a bit of thought to. We all try to find ways to bring costs down, whether it via cost-cutting hacks, or by looking for more affordable home types such as barndominiums. If you’re in the market for an affordable home option, you’ve likely heard about modular, or prefabricated homes.
These buildings are designed to be assembled out of pre-fabricated pieces and are usually assembled in a facility before being transported to the home site. There are many compelling advantages to this type of home design that makes it both a compelling and affordable option for compelling homeowners. Plus, these kinds of homes come in a wide variety of styles, allowing homeowners a good amount of customization.
To understand the ins and outs of modular homes, it’s worth it to take a look at the differences between modular homes and other prefab homes, such as manufactured homes and mobile homes.
Not Just a “Mobile Home”
Modern modular homes are of such high quality that they are comparable to conventional stick-built homes despite being much more affordable. Unlike trailers, modular homes are designed to slot into a permanent steel foundation when they are installed at their home site, giving them much more structural rigidity than a trailer. In effect, modern modular homes are much more advanced than the basic wheeled mobile homes you see in trailer parks.