How do kit homes and modular, relocatable homes stack up?
In fact, modular homes are becoming more and more popular because of convenience and efficiency in the construction process. However, there are some key differences between kit homes and modular homes.
A modular home is built in a factory offsite, and can still have many (if not all) of the inclusions of a standard, onsite build. It means you don’t need to compromise on the quality of your home, yet you can still have the convenience of it being built in our purpose-designed factory, protected from adverse weather, etc.
Kit homes, on the other hand, are more like the home equivalent of flat-pack furniture. They are delivered to your site, but still require significant amounts of construction at the site, which is fine if you’re used to functioning as a foreman on site.
Kit homes are generally considered the cheapest option, and ideal for those who aren’t really concerned with the quality of their home overall.
And it’s important to consider that although a Kit home may appear cheaper, usually the prices don’t include additional fittings, fixtures, services, and extra construction to make it liveable.