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Many prospective new customers that think about a new home stumble across modular homes in the research phase of their project. They learn about its superior quality, indoor construction, and great value! Still others focus on its high energy efficiency and low-maintenance options. With an extensive collection of residential home plans as well as multi-family apartments, duplexes, and townhomes, modular home floor plans provide something for everyone.
With the advanced capabilities of most modular home factories and the flexibility of modern modular design, you have the ability to create your own custom design if you can’t find a standard one that’s perfect for you.
Many building a new home started dreaming of it years before they ever get started. Sometimes ideas are collected in a notebook or stored in an online design program, or even on a piece of graph paper. The plans have been collected from many sources and have modified over and over again over the years. Whatever the source and whatever the condition, you can begin with what you have. You can start with any plan and “modularize” it giving you the value and quality only found in a modular home.
The ranch style home, or rambler, is the classic style that is synonymous with one story living. There are just so many options available that offer space for entertainment and living. Ranch floor plans are simply practical for today’s living. With all of the living space on one floor there are no steps to navigate or stairways to take up floor space. Architectural details be created with ranch style homes by adding cathedral ceilings, vaulted ceilings, trapezoid windows, and other ceiling treatments (i.e. coffered ceilings, trey ceilings, etc.). Exterior curb appeal can be enhanced with dramatic recessed, decorative dormers, and any number of porch options.
Several architectural styles exemplify two-story floor plans: American Foursquare, Farmhouse, Georgian, Federal, and Victorian. These styles provide a wide range of visual appeal and also offer unique standards for interior floor plan layout. A common theme to most multi-story homes is a dramatic staircase to enhance the feel of the home. Many homes offer open areas that soar two stories and, in some cases, rise all the way to the roof line above. Our two-story designs offer open floor plans, first floor master suites and the ability to incorporate options that creates a distinctive, “one of a kind” modular homes.
The Cape Cod-style home is a classic New England home style that has been adapted across the eastern U.S. Cape floor plans are typically symmetrical, simple, and considered a one-and-a-half story home. Many have two or three dormers which offer natural light to the living space under the roof. Many are enhanced with a front porch. A unique feature of these modular homes is that the second level living space is considered a half story and is contained under the steep roof with dormers providing light and ventilation. On the interior, the symmetrical design of the Cape Cod home is replicated.
Chalet floor plans started their popularity in the northeast but found their way to all of the mountain areas of the Appalachians to the Rocky Mountains. Chalet floor plans can feature rustic and decorative trusses, large porches, and lots of natural wood charm. Many floor plans feature large stone fireplaces and a wall of trapezoid windows and large glass doors. Common elements of Chalet floor plans include balustrades, balconies, timbers, wood covered vaulted ceilings, and brackets. Don’t discount the Chalet style for the beach and coastal areas. The large glass area and dramatic open vaults provides a great opportunity to transplant this style with some simple exterior appearance updates for a water themed home.
Primarily on the west coast, modern architects are experimenting with modular construction as a means to deliver mass-produced and well-designed modern homes. Modern architecture renounces referential decoration and instead highlights clean lines and open floor plans. With the focus on design simplification that modern architecture promotes, there are many in the factory-built housing sector that believe modern architectural designs are better suited for modular home construction.
Express Modular offers a full range of multi-family floor plans and designs. We can build a unique duplex and triplex options to townhouses, condominiums, apartments, and dormitories. Our standard plans are a mere starting point. If our standard plans will not work for your project, we can work with you or your architect to design a completely modular project to meet your project needs, you project footprint, and your unit sizes.
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