Updated: Jun 28, 2020
Prefabricated homes could be the answer for today’s buyer. With it’s efficient manufacturing and construction process, the prefab is both affordable and easy to build. Additionally modern prefab homes are big on style.
While the prefab homes of the past were boxy and bland todays prefab manufactures are recognizing that style doesn't need to be sacrificed. In recent years prefab homes have upped their game on exterior aesthetics and now the interiors are getting the attention it deserves.
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So, Why Choose Prefab?
Affordability for starters. Building a prefab home is generally less expensive than a traditional construction, as it requires less laborers and fewer days to complete the project. New York-based firm Resolution: 4 Architecture says their modular designs cost anywhere from 10-50% less than their on-site- construction homes. A lack of affordability in big cities coupled with the recent trend to lead more minimalist lives, the prefab is beginning to see a rise in interest again.
The ease and speed of completion is a major plus for those choosing prefabs. Building homes or even undergoing renovations can be an unpredictable process with growing costs and unforeseen changes. The prefab with pre-made pieces offer a more stable process and predictable outcome for your money. While production varies by company, some prefabs can be constructed in a matter of days or weeks.
In addition to a modern aesthetic and simple design, today’s prefabs are commitment to sustainability and tend to be highly energy efficient. CEO of California-based company, LivingHomes, says their designs are built to the highest environmental standards, “Factory production also decreases construction waste and the compact, efficient designs reduce the resources used both during the building process and during the life of the house." Fun fact: this tight construction has also given prefabs a reputation for being able to withstand natural disasters. Safer and lower carbon footprint than a regular house? Sounds like a win-win.