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Best Modular Home Designs for Families

If you’re part of a growing family, your current home can suddenly seem small and lack the space and features you need.

Whether it’s an extra bedroom (or two), a second bathroom or living area, more storage space, or all of the above, it may be time to take the plunge and build a new family home.

When building a new home, there’s lots to consider. From choosing the right location, to finding a design with family-friendly features, it’s important to do your research so that your new home meets your needs for many years to come. Think about the things you love in your current home and those you would like to change, and have a clear idea of how many bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces you need – and where you’d like them to be located.

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7 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Modular Building

Modular, or prefabricated construction has been around for centuries, and is widely used throughout the world, for both residential and commercial buildings.

Modular buildings come in all shapes and sizes, from the elaborate to the refined. You’ll be surprised by both the innovative construction methods, and the amazing end results.

There’s more to modular than you think - here we share 7 interesting things you probably didn’t know about prefabricated buildings.

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How To Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

Selling your home is a big deal – which is why you want the absolute best real estate agent for the job. So how can you find the right fit?

Finding a top real estate agent to sell your home can be the difference between a good result - and a brilliant one. And with so many agents to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to decide who’s best for the job. But if you know what to look for (and what to avoid) in an agent, the task is much easier. Although every property sale is different, there are a few simple tips that apply universally, and these will help you choose a real estate agent who’ll get the best possible result when you sell your home.

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How to Build a Self-Sufficient Modular Home

Whether you’re looking to include eco-friendly features, or want to live completely off the grid, modular homes are ideal for self-sufficient living.

If you’re looking to build a modular home that’s self-sufficient, you’ll need to address four key areas: power, heating and cooling, water and waste management.

Modular homes include many sustainable features as part of their standard build and as optional extras - but if you want to go a step further and build a modular home that’s off the grid, you’ll need to find alternative sources for your energy and water needs and set up a system that deals with your waste.

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Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

2016 saw us publish almost 50 blog articles with all manner of helpful information about building a modular home, as well as our popular Design Focus series.

We thought you might like to check out our list of the 15 most popular posts from the last 12 months, in order of popularity:

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Best Four-Bedroom Modular Homes

A hand-picked selection of our favourite large modular homes

If you have a growing family, or are thinking of starting one, a four-bedroom modular home will give you the space you need. Our four-bedroom range includes large and spacious homes, compact options, and plenty in between.

Here we’ve shared our top four picks, and these include both modern and traditional designs. They’ve been chosen with country, beachside, and suburban living in mind and all have the flexibility to include decks or verandahs so you can relax and enjoy your outside space. You’ll find we have an impressive range of four-bedroom modular homes available, and here are four of the best.

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How to Build Your Dream Home in Under 16 Weeks

If the idea of building a new home appeals to you, but you don’t want to wait 6 months (or more) to move in, then a modular home might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Modular homes are built much faster than conventional homes – in fact, a modular home can be completed in as little as 12 weeks. But how is it done? Here we explain.

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The Rise of Modular Homes [Interview]

This article is an interview with our very own Laurie Raikes and originally appeared on the Building Connection website. It is reprinted here with the kind permission of the Building Connection team. 

Modular homes are currently experiencing a new surge in popularity. Kate Jordan talks to Laurie Raikes of Anchor Homes about the latest developments in the industry.

Stylish, well-built prefabricated homes are a relatively new development; it’s only in the past decade or so that prefab buildings have come into their own. For those not au fait with a modern prefab home: it’s a building constructed almost entirely within a factory (including the electrical and plumbing fittings), that is then shipped to the building site. Also known as modular or transportable buildings, these constructions have recently thrown off their poor reputation.

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5 Golden Rules of Modular Home Building

If you’re looking for a fast and affordable way to build your new home, modular homes can be a great option. But just like conventional building, you’ll need to do some groundwork and careful planning to find out if it’s the right way to go for you.

So where do you start? Here, we’ve put together a list of 5 essential tips that will show you how to make it happen – how to choose the right property, builder, design and finishing touches so that the end result is the home of your dreams.

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Best Three-Bedroom Modular Homes

Three bedroom homes are perhaps the most popular size bracket in our entire range of modular homes. 

That being the case, three bedroom homes also make up the largest number of designs in our range, which means you'll have a lot to choose from! 

We've put together this list of what we think are the top 4 three-bedroom modular homes in our range. We've chosen these homes to make sure we include a three bedroom home for every need, from a modern family residence through to a beach-side holiday home. 

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Considering Building a Modular Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

Modular homes are becoming an increasingly popular option for those looking to build their dream home. And why not – they are faster to build than conventional homes, are sustainable, and are often less expensive.

If you’re about to embark on a new home build, it’s definitely worth considering a modular home, and here are a few reasons why:

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4 Best Two-Bedroom Modular Homes

Two bedroom modular homes are a popular choice for people looking for a compact family residence, or for those building a holiday house. Two bedroom designs are also often used as dependent person units, granny flats, or guest houses to supplement an existing dwelling.

Two bedroom homes offer a good balance of size and affordability. With modern modular design innovations we're able to build two bedroom modular designs that are both energy and space efficient while looking great. 

In this article we'll take a closer look at four of our most popular 2-bedroom modular designs.  

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The Top 10 Benefits to Building a Modular Home

If you’re tossing up whether a conventional build or modular home is best for you, it can be a tough decision to make. There are positives to both, and negatives too. You might feel that modular homes are an “unconventional” way to build, but this is not the case. 

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How to Build a Low-Maintenance Home

Enjoying your home — and not being a slave to it  — is what homeownership should be about! However, many of us go to our holiday homes for the long-weekend, and end up spending half the time that we should be relaxing, mowing the lawns, cleaning the gutters, staining the deck - the list goes on!

We've put together this list of tips for create a low maintenance home so you can spend more time relaxing and less time having to worry about keeping everything ship shape.

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Want to Build a Sustainable Home? Why Modular is a Great Option

Building a sustainable home brings many benefits, both in the short and longer term. By incorporating eco-friendly and sustainable practices during the design and building stage, you can reduce both the environmental impact and the running costs of your new home.

A modular home is perfect for those who are looking to include sustainable features – and here’s why:

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5 Reasons Why Modular Homes are a Hassle-free Way to Build

Ready to build your dream home? There’s a million things to consider and so many options! So where do you start? One of the first things you should decide on is this: conventional build or modular home?

Many people don’t realise they have a choice, and stick with conventional builds out of habit. But modular homes are becoming more and more popular, as people discover the many benefits.

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How to Choose the Right Modular Home Builder

These days, there are plenty of modular home builders to choose from – so how do you find out which one is the best fit for you?

You want a builder that builds quality homes first and foremost – but you also need a good relationship with them to avoid any added stress.

Here are some top tips to help you make the right decision.

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7 Tips for Choosing a Home You’ll Love

So you’ve made the decision - it’s time to purchase a new home. Some utterly exciting, and often overwhelming, times lay ahead. To limit the stress when choosing a new home, it helps to have a clear picture of what you’re looking for. Here’s some tips to help you find your ideal home.

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How to Choose the Best Location for Your New Home

So you’ve decided to build your dream home – the question now is where? When it comes to real estate, nothing is more important than location, so it’s essential you get it right.

With so many factors to consider, and so much at stake, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the options. But when you have a clear picture of what you need, the chances of finding the perfect pocket of land are much higher.

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How to Choose the Best Facade for Your Modular Home

We all know that first impressions count – and your home is no exception. When building, your choice of facade is important, as it gives your home its character and makes it stand out from the crowd. So your facade is one design feature that you definitely want to get right.

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