Homebuilding trends come and go. But as we ease into 2023, the enduring features that remain highest on wishlists are more practical than trendy: Home offices, open floor plans (with better breathing room), and first-floor master bedrooms. It makes sense that our most popular models of modular homes reflect these needs.
With more people working from home, there’s a strong demand for the remote, dedicated home office. It’s also good sense psychologically: Keeping work-hour boundaries is hard enough when you’re working from home. If your dining room table or your family room sofa doubles as your desk, it’s that much harder to draw the line between the work day and after-hours.
The Georgetown, our most sought-after Colonial, has a home office tucked behind the family room. You’re not buried in the basement or stashed in the attic; when the FedEx guy comes or the dog needs to go out, you’re enough in the mix to know it.
One-floor living has gone in and out of popularity, but it’s back with a vengeance now and with no sign of fading. The fuel efficiency of a one-story home is certainly a perk in these days of skyrocketing oil costs. Whatever the reason, having a first-floor master bedroom is like having an insurance policy on any number of things life throws your way — from accessibility issues to the choice to stay in your home long-term rather than leaving in retirement.
The Liberty is our go-to ranch. With its options for a cathedral ceiling, reverse gables, and the choice to push out a farmer’s porch, this modular home feels far different than your grandmother’s ranch.
The open-concept floor plan has been a predominant layout in most new homes, for many reasons. Open concept is a term that means different things to different people: Easy communication and sight lines; flexible spaces; no claustrophobic little rooms that may or may not get used enough.
The Concord has really caught on, in part because it combines the best elements of the Craftsman and the Cape. In recent years, the open-concept layout has also meant entertaining families safely with a little more breathing room.
The Heritage Saybrook
One man’s vacation home is another man’s castle. We think that’s some of the popularity behind the Heritage Saybrook — charming, compact bungalow-style living in a smaller ranch.
It’s small enough to be a secondary escape home from the city. But with two bedrooms, and a separate kitchen, living, and dining room, it’s big enough to be a primary residence or retirement home. The sunroom is an added bonus swing space. And the plans allow for a cathedral ceiling option, not your typical ranch perk.
To learn more or schedule a tour of our modular homes, contact us today!