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Is There a Downside to Modular Homes?

Once seen as a cheap, low-cost alternative when building a house, modular homes have come a long way over the years. Today, they’re known for being an affordable, high quality option for home buyers looking for the best value and full customization options. But is there a downside to modular homes? Not at all!

There are many myths about modular homes that stem from their confusion with prefab houses, but the truth is that modular homes offer the same quality and customization offered by a traditional “stick built” home and are often safer and more affordable.

What is a Modular Home?

Rather than a traditional stick built home, which is built from the ground up on site, custom modular homes are manufactured offsite in a climate-controlled environment and transported to your plot of land for assembly. Modular homes are completed in less time than traditional homes and produce less post-construction waste.

What are the upsides to going modular?

If you’ve been thinking about building your next house, choosing a modular home is a great option! They offer a number of money-saving advantages over stick-built homes without the need to sacrifice your ability to get exactly what you want out of your new home.

They’re affordable.

The controlled factory manufacturing process allows manufacturers to purchase materials in bulk rather than as-needed, which allows for greater savings and no chance of unexpected material costs. Modular homes also tend to be more energy efficient over stick-built homes, which will save you money on your monthly energy bills.

They’re fully customizable.

Modular homes are available in hundreds of unique floor plans, and you can customize them with your choice of finishes, siding, colors, and more. Whether you’re looking for a house with a basement, sunroom, front porch, or a deck…whatever you’re looking for in a home, it’s possible with a modular builder!

They’re built to last.

Modular homes are shown to stand up to hurricane-force winds and earthquake conditions. Because modular homes go through multiple inspection processes during and after manufacturing and assembly, you’ll know for sure your house will be a place to call home for decades to come.

If you’re ready to build your dream home in North Carolina, browse our custom floor plans or contact us to learn more about how you can get exactly what you want in your new home!

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What to expect when you meet with Carolina Custom Homes.

First: Tell us when you’d like to come see us.

Then: Chat with us about your unique needs and vision. We’d recommend considering the following so we can cover a lot of ground in our meeting and better serve you.

  • How did you hear about us?
  • How much space and how many bedrooms and bathrooms would be ideal?
  • Would you prefer a one-story home or multi-story home?
  • Do you already have land and if so what’s it like and where is it located
  • Budget! How much are you looking to spend? Will you be financing your home or paying cash?

The rest is really just showing them the model homes and finding out what is important to them in their new home.

Finally: Walk through some of our most popular floor plans. We swap these out occasionally, so keep an eye out for anything new you’d like to see. Keep in mind while your wandering that any of our floor plans can be customized to better fit your lifestyle.

Not Ready To Meet?

During the tour of our homes, you will see a wide variety of features that are available to you for your custom project. Of course, any home you build with us, can be completely customized with an open concept floor plan, 9′ ceilings, granite countertops, hardwood flooring, atrium doors, transom windows, etc.

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