Home Additions – Easy Expansion with Modular Homes

Modular HomesModular homes are a great choice if you are working on a budget. Quality, price, and speed of building are reasons for choosing modular homes. If you are planning to expand your space, you can choose to improve a separate living area, a guest suite, your dining area or living room.

The possibilities are endless, but there are a few factors to consider before embarking on a major project. To make expansions, find out what you need for your modular home. Issues can crop up, making it difficult to proceed with your plans.

GrannyFlatsWA.com suggests listing the following questions:

  • Are there deed restrictions that will affect your expansion?
  • Are there issues that might prevent the construction of additional structure?
  • What are the zoning regulations in your area?
  • Is it a detached addition?
  • Will building inspectors insist on feature updates to the existing home to comply with current building and design codes?
  • Do you need a separate septic system for the addition?
  • What requirements do you need to have a crew and crane on your property for the construction of the modular home? 
  • How do you plan to finance the expansion?
  • Can you find a contractor who has experience with modular homes? How will he fix electrical, cable and phone wiring for the addition?
  • What kind of heating system are you planning to install to the new space?
  • How will the topography of your property affect the location of the modular home?
  • How much do you have to spend on landscaping after the new room/s is added?

There is no doubt that modular homes are more affordable and quicker to build. Just like a regular add on, you need to consider a range of factors. Once you have all of these figured out, you can get started with your modular home construction.