My Dream Home Journey

Since I work for the best modular manufacturer in the business I decided that I am going to set out on a journey and design my dream home. 

I start by answering 10 simple questions about what I want.         

  1. Downsizing or Expanding? - Well personally I am expanding but I think I am at the age to downsize. It is just me and my daughter E and maybe my parents in a few years. NOTE TO SELF: put in an exercise room.
  2. Crawl Space or Basement? - If you live in PA you have a basement. It doesn't mean it has to be finished right away. So I pick a basement or maybe a combination of the two.
  3. # of Bedrooms? 2 to 3 bedrooms
  4. Location of the Bedrooms? I am thinking that guests and E on one side and my bedroom on the other side of the house. She is growing up and I know I wanted my privacy at her age and older. Plus if my parents move in she and I could be on the one side and they could be on the other.
  5. # of Bathrooms? Two.  Only two.  I cannot stand to clean bathrooms!
  6. Style of Home? I am definitely for a one-story. I am drawn to a more modern interior but maybe a little more of cottage feel on the outside.
  7. Traditional Layout or Open Floor Concept? Definitely open floor concept! I love that.
  8. Ceiling Height? I grew up with a family room that has high ceilings and I love it. So maybe in the common area and kitchen. 
  9. Where Do You Spend the Most Time? I love hanging out in the kitchen cooking while E does her homework. And I am a big movie buff so the living room as well.
  10. What about Balconies, Decks, Porches, an Attached Garage? I have never had a garage where my car was parked all the time. I have shoveled, scraped, wiped, chipped, and jumped my car outside since I was in college and on my own. So I want a garage. But it doesn't have to be heated or big. Just to park a car, a bike, and a scooter. As for a patio? Definitely!!!!                                                                        

Here is the original floor plan I found online.  Based on the questions I answered above I will meet with Structural Modulars drafting team to come up with exactly what I want.  Subscribe to my blog so you see what I decide and the steps that follow.  Until next week...Happy Home Building!

 

 

My Dream Home Journey

Since I work for the best modular manufacturer in the business I decided that I am going to set out on a journey and design my dream home. 

I start by answering 10 simple questions about what I want.         

  1. Downsizing or Expanding? - Well personally I am expanding but I think I am at the age to downsize. It is just me and my daughter E and maybe my parents in a few years. NOTE TO SELF: put in an exercise room.
  2. Crawl Space or Basement? - If you live in PA you have a basement. It doesn't mean it has to be finished right away. So I pick a basement or maybe a combination of the two.
  3. # of Bedrooms? 2 to 3 bedrooms
  4. Location of the Bedrooms? I am thinking that guests and E on one side and my bedroom on the other side of the house. She is growing up and I know I wanted my privacy at her age and older. Plus if my parents move in she and I could be on the one side and they could be on the other.
  5. # of Bathrooms? Two.  Only two.  I cannot stand to clean bathrooms!
  6. Style of Home? I am definitely for a one-story. I am drawn to a more modern interior but maybe a little more of cottage feel on the outside.
  7. Traditional Layout or Open Floor Concept? Definitely open floor concept! I love that.
  8. Ceiling Height? I grew up with a family room that has high ceilings and I love it. So maybe in the common area and kitchen. 
  9. Where Do You Spend the Most Time? I love hanging out in the kitchen cooking while E does her homework. And I am a big movie buff so the living room as well.
  10. What about Balconies, Decks, Porches, an Attached Garage? I have never had a garage where my car was parked all the time. I have shoveled, scraped, wiped, chipped, and jumped my car outside since I was in college and on my own. So I want a garage. But it doesn't have to be heated or big. Just to park a car, a bike, and a scooter. As for a patio? Definitely!!!!                                                                        

Here is the original floor plan I found online.  Based on the questions I answered above I will meet with Structural Modulars drafting team to come up with exactly what I want.  Subscribe to my blog so you see what I decide and the steps that follow.  Until next week...Happy Home Building!

 

 

Modular Construction - Roles and Responsibilities

We have discussed modular construction; from the differences between on-site and off-site construction, SMI's building standards, what happens on the production line, to the products and materials we use to build your home.  But how about the roles of each entity involved?  Your builder?  The modular company?  Where do you fit in to all of this?

Shingles and Windows and Doors. Oh My!

Before your home goes on the production line, there are a few things that you as the owner need to do.  Let's assume you have a floor plan with the layout of the rooms.  Now it's time to select your doors, windows, flooring, kitchen layout, cabinetry, etc.

Why Choose Modular Construction?

When you start thinking about building a new home there are many choices and decisions to be made.  Aside from the style of house, or the number of beds and baths, you also have the opportunity to decide how it will be built.  There are many ways to build, but today we are going to compare traditional, or site-built construction, with modular, or off-site construction. 

I Want To Build A Home, But What Can I Afford?

If you are financing any part of your new construction, there are quite a few steps to take before calling a house your home. Specifically related to the finance of the new build, banks will look at two main things to determine the cost of home you are able to afford:

Modular Home Construction Financing

When planning to build your home the most important piece of the puzzle is:

Top 5 Construction Loan Questions Answered

Building a home is a very exciting opportunity to showcase your unique style! With an array of layouts, colors, and finishes to choose from, the least of your worries should be how you will finance it. Listed below are 5 of the most common questions you may have regarding the construction loan process, answered by Lending Professional, Melinda White with The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton:

SMI CONTEMPORARY MODEL UNDERWAY!

Structural Modulars, Inc. is designing a new model to be set in front of our main office at 101 Southern Avenue, Strattanville, PA  16258.  The following blog discusses some of the decisions we had to make in order to start designing the floor plan.

2018 Structural Modulars One-Story Model

Structural Modulars, Inc. will be building a new model for 2018! We are so excited to share this project with you where you can watch first hand what goes on during the modular building process.

Thinking of building a modular home?

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Have An Idea For A Modular Post?

Whether you have built with Structural Modulars, Inc. or not we would love to hear from you.  Please email us any questions you may have so we can answer them through our blog posts.

Send your questions to info@smihomes.com

 

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