It takes a long time to create a house from the ground up. It can be years before a home is ready to be moved into. A lot happens during that time too. The land is purchased, the foundation is laid, the equipment is bought, and so on.
Architecture is changing just as much as anything else is though. The home creation process is being shortened and simplified with the advent of modular homes. These modular homes take nowhere near as much time or money to build as traditional homes.
Of course this doesn’t mean that the quality is lowered. In fact we’ll be taking a look inside one of these modular homes and showing you what it’s all about.
A modular home, much like the name suggests, is a home that is created out of prefabricated modules. These modules are put together to create a home. They have been created using high quality materials leaving you with a safe and solid home.
Modular homes are also pretty easy to move as the modules can just be picked up and moved. As a result you can create unique homes in a quick and efficient manner when compared to more traditional construction methods.
Setting Up a Modular Home
Modular homes are made from a lot of different materials, just like a traditionally constructed home. They make use of concrete panels and steel beams. Everything is welded together to create a solid unit that is then finished using an anti-corrosive primer.
The outside of the modules is enhanced using a mocha marble colour or a grey stone finish. It’s also possible to give your modular home a wooden patio. Fibreglass, mineral wood, polyethylene and insulation mats give the homes heat and sound proofing. Everything is finished off with some water-resistant paint.
The Living Room
After the windows are added to the living room walls a flood of natural light is welcomed in. Small spaces like this use large glass glazing to make things look more spacious through the use of natural light.
The living room is also covered in a colour palette including whites, beige. Things are made cosy by using natural materials such as wood.
Every room in the modular home is treated to three coats of water resistant paint. Insulation is provided through the use of triple pane glass windows.
Even though a modular home is pretty small overall the kitchen manages to look spacious. It is part of the open plan of the living room as the two rooms together are where most people spend most of their time in a home. The kitchen mirrors the neutral palate of the living room that also helps enhance the space.
Modular homes typically use white wooden fittings in kitchens. They also have plenty of water-resistant properties to make them as functional as they are beautiful. The kitchen has room for all the essentials including refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, microwave and extractor fan.
The bedroom is small, but tranquil. It’s an ideal spot to kick back and relax. It’s also decorated with soft and neutral colours and is as minimal as can be to save on space.
It features a soft bed with a headboard taking up one wall. Adding peach pillows, a bedside lamp, and some whitewashed wood completes the look. A window provides plenty of natural light and a great view of the outside world without taking away from the soft and intimate feel. The palate is so soft and neutral that any other colour will fit right in.
The bathroom features furniture made from laminated MDF (or medium-density fibreboard). They add a lovely dark touch to the pale backdrop and create a stark contrast to the white walls and appliances.
A double window provides plenty of natural light to make the most out of the small space and make everything brighter and more spacious. There may not be a lot of room in the bathroom but there’s enough for all your needs.