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!



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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.

The model will be located in front of our facility in Strattanville, PA which is right off of Interstate 80 so to get to it will be so simple! Did I mention we are on Route 322 and very close to Routes 68 and 66. So Ta Da! Easy access. But don't let me get ahead of myself...we still have to construct it. So what I thought I would do is take a moment and show you the elevations to get your creative juices flowing and then don't go away...I have a question for you. Here's a hint...Exterior Color Scheme.

Q3609B-Left Side Elevation

SN181877-right elevOK so the exterior color scheme could go many ways. Think CONTEMPORARY. INDUSTRIAL. RUSTIC. With that said I would love to know what colors you would choose for the exterior of the home.  I included 5 color schemes so just submit the number of the one you like using the comment form below.  Also, if you have any thoughts, questions, suggestions, concerns regarding the new model or just want to say hi...send me an email at This model is going to be fantastic and I would love for you all to be a part of it with me.  Get ready. Get set. GO!

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