My Modular Home Journey

Posted on Dec 7th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Some people who make the decision to build a modular home approach the process with some reservations —  especially folks whose previous experience with homebuilding or purchasing is limited to traditional “stick-built” homes. At Westchester Modular, our more than 30 years of modular home experience enables us to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. What is it like to build a modular home? We invite you to read the testimonial provided by Julie G., one of our many satisfied clients. What Is the Modular Home Building Process Like? Julie G. was looking to build a new home in a cohousing community in Saugerties, NY. However, there was only one remaining lot in the community, and it presented […]

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Modular Homes: Built to Last

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

When people hear the term “modular home,” the first thing that often comes to mind is a fragile mobile home or trailer that will be blown away by the first stiff wind it encounters. The alleged lack of modular home durability undoubtedly causes some prospective home buyers to choose traditional “stick-built” homes instead. However, high-quality modular homes can withstand heavy winds, rain and other challenging conditions just as well as, and often better, than their stick-built counterparts. And with advancements in construction technology, the durability of modular homes is no longer an issue that should prevent any prospective home buyer from experiencing their numerous benefits. Quality Control and Modular Homes A popular misconception about modular homes is that their shorter […]

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10 Beautiful Modular Homes in New York

Posted on Nov 10th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Westchester Modular Homes offers homeowners a wide range of beautiful modular home designs that can fit conveniently into different lot sizes. From grand multi-family and custom colonial designs to capes and ranches, you’ll find or build these modular homes in Orange County, NY and Sullivan County, NY along with other towns and cities in the Empire State. We’ve got many options to suit your taste and financing options. Custom Colonial in Orangetown, NY Here is a new 2,240-square-foot custom colonial modular home. It offers a spacious interior with nice privacy and customization options that allow you to create a luxury home. This colonial home can be custom built as a two-story house with an open entry foyer and walkout angle […]

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Modular Home Trends for 2017

Posted on Nov 9th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

The modular housing industry continues to evolve, and that means prospective home buyers have more options than ever regarding the design of their dream home. At Westchester Modular Homes, our goal is to present the latest modular home options to our client — we can provide a beautiful house to meet any size, style or taste preference. Here is a closer look at the modular home trends that are shaping the industry in 2017 and beyond. Tiny Homes One of the hottest modular home trends in 2017 is the tiny home — and by “tiny,” we mean a home as small as 150 square feet! Tiny homes offer an affordable alternative for single people who don’t need a lot of […]

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Modular Homes for Senior Citizens

Posted on Oct 26th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

As people enter their senior years, they often discover they no longer want or need to live in a sprawling home. Their children are grown and out of the house, which can create an expansive amount of unused space. Older homeowners also may desire a simplified layout that makes it easier to get around and requires less upkeep and maintenance. What’s more, retired seniors living on a fixed income may wish to avoid the extra expenses that come with larger homes. Westchester Modular Offers an Assortment of Modular Homes for Seniors A modular home can offer the perfect solution for a senior citizen who is looking to downsize. Unlike traditional site-built homes, modular homes consist of individual components (modules) that […]

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Modular Homes: A Safer, Eco-Friendly Alternative

Posted on Oct 12th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

There are many misconceptions about modular homes — one of the most popular being that modular homes are not as safe as traditional stick-built homes. Some people also mistakenly believe that modular homes are not eco-friendly or that they waste energy. In reality, however, modular homes offer an abundance of safety and environmental benefits that make them an excellent choice for the 21st– century home buyer who is looking to live in a solidly constructed, eco-friendly home for many years to come. Are Modular Homes Safe? Understandably, modular home safety is a primary concern, especially in areas prone to flooding, high winds, hurricanes and tornadoes. Modular homes feature a solid construction that can withstand the most challenging weather conditions. Regarding […]

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What Style of Home is Right for You?

Posted on Sep 27th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Finding the right home typically entails finding the right style of home that meets your unique lifestyle requirements and taste preferences. Westchester Modular is pleased to offer beautiful modular housing in a wide range of popular home styles. We’ve prepared the following five-question quiz to help you determine the home style that will work best for you. #1 – When you think of your ideal home, do you envision: Luxury A place to relax and get away from it all A vehicle for expressing your personality A simple abode without a lot of bells and whistles #2 – Do you consider your design tastes to be: Luxurious Casual Eclectic Basic #3 – What comes to mind when you envision the […]

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What to Consider When Planning a Home Addition

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Considering a Home Addition There’s something incredibly exciting about adding onto your home. You get the chance to see your vision become a reality. But adding on to your home isn’t something to rush into — you should always ask key questions, get expert guidance and really consider all facets of your expansion. Before you get started, here are five key considerations related to how to plan an addition to your home. Vision: This is your chance to dream big! The problem when expanding is this: Homeowners have a hard time seeing beyond what’s already there. Make sure you’re dreaming as though you’re starting from scratch, rather than adding to an existing structure. This […]

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Are Modular Homes Safe in Storms?

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Hurricane Katrina took place a dozen years ago, but, for most, the vivid memories of devastation will never go away. More than one million homes were damaged in the storm, including 134,000 in New Orleans alone. It’s impossible to dampen the massive devastation storms such as Katrina dole out, but there are things people can do to minimize damage. One such thing is to make use of modular homes. Here is a look at what modular homes are and how they can improve safety during a hurricane. Safer Homes for Decades There is tangible evidence that modular homes are the best option when it comes to preventing damage from hurricanes. In the early ’90s, Hurricane Andrew accounted for more than […]

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Benefits of Westchester Modular Homes’ In-Law Additions

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Consider the Benefits of Westchester Modular Homes’ In-Law Additions Adding flexible spaces to your home is  a popular concept. Perhaps the most famous of these flexible spaces is the so-called “mother-in-law addition,” an addition to your home that includes a kitchen, bedroom(s), bath a and it living space. When you choose modular mother-in-law additions, you get all the functionality you could possibly want, plus all the benefits of modular homes: strength, durability and more. Here’s a look at what you can expect when you choose a modular mother-in-law addition. Choose Prefab In-Law Suites As today’s seniors are continuing to live longer and healthier lives, they more often find their way back to their children’s homes. These situations are exactly what gave […]

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