Sherrie Koones, a National Best Selling author on housing says the United States is a stick-built sort of place, employing a term used to describe conventional building methods.
Koones says Understanding the Modular Homes appeal to clients interested in compressed construction times, and the potential business benefits in addressing future labor shortages.
''From a builder's perspective Modular Homes are less labor intensive, which can be beneficial as the job market tightens.''
The actual process of building a home on-site in the traditional way, from the ground up, and watching the structure take shape before your eyes is enormously appealing to the majority of people who opt to build a new home. But..
As Koones travels around the country to lecture on prefabricated homes, she sees increased interest from homebuilders and contractors as they learn more about their benefits.
''More and more, people are discovering Modular Homes virtues and the 'tacky and cheap' stigma is lessening,'' she says.. Right now, prefab houses are the best-kept secret in America.'' In each case, homeowners that ''really investigated their options and put a great deal of thought into them will see all the benefits that Modular Homes bring to the table.
Great Examples are Displayed at Building Systems Network LLC. in Gainesville GA.
BSN Customers can view a number of design options that include such luxury features as chimney-stone fireplace/stoves in kitchens and Venetian spas in bathrooms, all the way up to a bigger, completely customized high-end home.''
No matter how simple or complex the final product customers who take out construction loans benefit from the compressed timeframe. Says Grant Smereczynsky, Builder and Ceo Of Building Systems Network LLC.
Building Systems Network is a three time National Association of Home Builders Circle of Excellence award winner.
BSN states that Modular Homes are completed in 90 days, as compared to some construction that could take up to a year’ Right there, that could mean a savings of thousands of dollars.''
Add that to the flexibility of design and the increased savings in energy,
''Anyone who does the research goes modular,'' he says.
About Sheri Koones:
Sheri Koones is a columnist and author who writes about construction and issues pertaining to new homeowners. She writes a regular column for Home Resource and Design Magazine as well as articles on other topics relating to the home. Sheri Koones has authored three books on housing so far.
Sheri Koones Books:
From Sand Castles to Dream Houses: A Planner for Building or Remodeling Your Home
House About It
Sheri Koones Resources:
Sherri Koones' Website
Podcast featuring Sheri Koones, hosted by Tom Kelly of Real Estate Today