Prefab homes are a popular trend in the world of home construction these days. They’ve actually been around for years, but they are gaining in popularity for many reasons. There are a lot of benefits to purchasing a prefab home and more and more homeowners are turning to prefab homes for these reasons. Prefab homes are quicker and easier to construct than stick homes, which means that move-in dates can be quicker for homeowners, and honestly, who wouldn’t want to hear you get to move into your new home sooner rather than later? Another benefit of a prefab home is the eco-friendliness of prefab homes. Because the majority of a prefab home is built in a factory, then shipped directly to the site it will be put up, there is not only less waste produced during the construction process, but there is less disturbance of the environment where the house is set up. Beyond these benefits, prefab homes are trending in other various ways today, and some of the latest trends are pretty cool. Here are the top ten trends for prefab homes in 2019, and we think you’ll think they’re pretty cool too.
1. Country style
The look of a country home will stop you in your tracks to admire its quaintness and welcoming features. Country style homes are most often thought of being primarily in the country, however, now that everyone seems to want a piece of the serenity lifestyle, you can now find country style homes just about anywhere, and with prefab homes on the rise, getting your own country style home set in your very own pick of the city and state you live in can be possible, though rural areas are still the most popular for this style of home. Country style prefab homes are trending big this year and you can have that country look on the inside that is so widely popular, with the big, centralized open kitchen that opens to the main living area so you can be a part of the family from wherever you are. Big front porches are a common feature for country style homes, a tradition that allows for families to gather and enjoy sunrises and sunsets together.
2. Stylish and high quality
Prefab homes aren’t dull and boring by any sense of the word. They can be as stylish and high quality as any stick home, giving you tons of stylish features inside and out. The look of stone on the outside of a home is classy and romantic and one of the most stylish exteriors found on homes. If you choose a stylish and high quality prefab home, you will find that all the materials used to construct the home are the highest quality materials, and most will go above and beyond what’s expected for building codes, including products that create a healthier environment and higher standard of living for your family.
3. Decorative ceilings
Ceilings are the part of a room that are often forgotten and ignored with many of them sporting a traditional flat white look that does anything but make the room stand out. Although that’s been the case for so many homes through the years, ceilings are not getting left behind in the decorating scheme of a room anymore. There are a ton of options for making your ceiling pop and prefab homes aren’t ignoring these options, but embracing them and creating some pretty spectacular looks. From beamed ceilings, to tongue-and-groove planks, and decorative ceiling tiles to vaulted ceilings with extraordinary lighting, anything is possible and it all depends on how ornate you want to go.
4. Prefabs designed like a modern mansion
When many people think of a prefab home, their minds might automatically trail to the look of a small abode that is basic in it’s look and quality. That is far from the truth, however, and you may not believe it, but you can even purchase a gorgeous modern mansion design prefab home. Just like a stick built mansion, prefabs have all the luxurious amenities you’d expect for this style and size of home, from huge walk-in closets and ensuites, large chef-style kitchens to-die-for, and large, floor-to-ceiling windows that give you un-obscured views. These are truly dreamy homes that are truly dreamy and every bit as beautiful and luxurious as any mansion built from the ground-up.
5. Energy efficient and bio-degradable materials
In a world that has become more conscientious of how we use our energy resources and are trying to limit our footprints left behind on this planet, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that prefab homes can be constructed solely out of bio-degradable materials that help homeowners save on energy costs like heating and cooling bills, for instance, materials used to construct the home are bio-degradable, and all the appliances are the highest energy efficient smart design products. Helping to save on energy is one of the latest trends for prefab homes and you can find an array of styles and designs to choose from.
6. Solar power
Solar power allows you to save on energy costs while helping to preserve our environment. This natural source of power has become a popular way to power homes and the idea is growing all the time. If this is your way of helping out the environment and love the idea of a prefab home, then you can choose to have your prefab home constructed with solar panels to power your home and eliminate the need for typical heating and cooling systems that are costly and hard on our environment.
7. Prefabs designed for a practical lifestyle
For the average family lifestyle, several bedrooms with plenty of living space, a large kitchen, practical floor plan, and many times, multiple floors are wanted to keep the family happy and out of each others hair. Multiple bathrooms, easy access to the outdoors with a carport or garage are also features that practical lifestyles desire in a home. Well, this is a style of home that is currently trending in prefab home building. Prefab home contractors know that today’s families have a lot of wants and needs when it comes to their home and they can construct a home to fit any family’s needs for their practical lifestyle, yet still keep the home stylish with today’s trending looks.
8. Tiny Prefabs
Downsizing is a popular way to go when it comes to deciding on a home today. People are realizing that cutting back on the size of their home along with their belongings, can be liberating and really helps the bank account too. Tiny prefabs are one of the most popular types of homes being constructed today, and you can find them in an array of styles and plans. Depending on how small you want to get, you can get a tiny home in just a few hundred square feet with a loft bedroom and tiny kitchen and bath, or a bit bigger with a couple of bedrooms and larger bath area. No matter how small or big of a tiny prefab home you choose, you can guarantee there will be plenty of cool storage ideas implemented in it and efficient ways of adding things like a space for doing laundry and even an office space.
9. Lots of glass designs
Glass homes are always eye catchers. The transparent look of a glass house will make anyone stop and look because you can’t help but wonder what it looks like inside. The modern look of lots of glass on a home is a trending style of home today, including in the prefab world of home construction. You can get the same glass home look of a stick built home but in the form of a prefab home. It’s modern, it’s classy, and it makes any home look and feel even larger when you have so much openness and natural light streaming through all the windows. While most people may think a glass home would be way out of their price range, it’s not when you go prefab.
10. Open floor plans
Open floor plans are great for families and for those who love to entertain. The open flow of the rooms makes it easy to go from room-to-room easily without the constriction of walls and doors to block off, and isolate spaces. Families love this style of home for the sheer fact that they can get the feeling of togetherness while being in different areas of the living space. And moms get to easily watch the kids play in the living room while she’s got dinner on the stove. If you love the look of an open floor plan home but don’t want to spend a fortune on a home, you can find beautiful prefab homes that offer the same looks and features of stick homes without spending a bundle. Open floor plans are trending in prefab homes today.