Types of Modular Homes
Types and Styles of Modular Homes in North Carolina (NC) and Virginia (VA)
Modular homes can be modified to accommodate almost any design and floor plan, including a basement and multiple levels. This is because unlike mobile homes (and like site-built homes), modular homes are fixed onto solid permanent foundations.
The three most popular types and styles of modular homes are based on their floor plan popularity, amount of space and stories. These include:
Cape Cod Style
The Cape Cod style originated in the Northeast region of the United States. They feature a sharp sloping roof and because of that, can often include an attic area or even a second level. Many of them also include dormers, i.e. windows that protrude from the sloping roof.
Ranch style modular homes are also often referred to as rancher or rambler. They are typically only one level high and feature short roofs and their floor plans are based on a rectangular or L-shaped layout. They are also very easy to modify in the future, by either adding to the current level or by building-on a second story.
T-ranch style homes offer the same practicalities of single floor living that come with a ranch style home, with the added benefit of extra space. This is created by adding an extra module that protrudes from the typical rectangular ranch layout, which gives the home its characteristic T-shape appearance.
Although many other modular home styles can also include a second story, a true 2-story modular home is unique in that it features two full height walls and a roof built onto the second floor walls. Two-stories require less land, optimizing both indoor and outdoor space and also keep your downstairs common areas and upstairs bedrooms well separated.
Most modular homes also typically offer a basement option.
Of course modular homes can be custom-built to most any floor plan and design. Modular homes can be anything from holiday cabin retreats, to luxury chalets, to dream mansion style homes, to large multi-story commercial buildings, offices, apartments, schools and even hotels.
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