Modular homes have a great century of history. Factory-built and premade houses date back to the 1900’s, companies such as Sears Roebuck sold pre-fabricated homes through catalogs, delivered on trains. Many of these early Sears modular homes are still standing and look great. These early houses were inexpensive for the time and started the way for the even better quality and more modern pre-fabricated homes we have today.
Modular Home Building Through Time
Any early modular home tends to have been inexpensive and plain looking, bearing little resemblance or relationship to the type and quality of home we have built today. Over the last ten to twenty years, the technology for modular homes has improved greatly, and developed more methods and designs to improve them. Architects today are pushing the limits of what a prefabricated house is thought to be.
Energy efficiency is on a lot of minds recently, and modular homes are a great way to increase sustainability and provide a high-quality, long lasting home that is also cheaper to run and lasts just as long, if not longer than a traditionally built house. Prefabricated homes today are nearly indistinguishable from homes built on-site, and tend to be more sustainable.
Prefabricated homes can be built in any style or design, or even customized just for you. Most people might think of modular homes as plain and modern, but they can be designed in any way including city homes, rural cottages, traditional colonial styles, and anything else you may want to consider.
Home building today has come a long way from the 1900’s, and modular homes are no exception. Today you can get a beautiful, custom, sustainable modular home that’s a perfect fit for you and your family, and built quickly at a great price.