Lately, I have noticed an increasing number in trailer parks and modular homes in not only my own hometown, but in the cities of relatives as well.

 

Prefabricated Home
Prefabricated Home

 

Modern/Traditional Home
Modern/Traditional Home

In more recent years, the majority of Americans have come to rely on instant gratification – we have to have nice things and we have to have them now. Unfortunately, this mindset has quickly transferred into the home industry; causing a greater inflation in the sales of prefabricated and modulated homes. Cheaper to buy and more cheaply built, modular homes have made a boom in the housing market due to their affordability and easy structure.

While this option seems to benefit the homeowner through the money saved by buying already assembled pieces that can be put together in less than half the time it takes to construct a home, it is also limited to certain designs and guidelines of the company (click here to see a fuller list of pro’s and con’s).

In a traditional house, built piece by piece on site, blueprints can be more easily manipulated and customized to please the owner. Not only is this rarely the case with a prefabricated home, but some places do not allow them to be constructed on their lots because it breaks housing ordinances.

Aesthetic wise, both traditional and modular homes take very different paths and each owner must make their own decisions based on their own circumstances at the time.