Modular home layouts are created with functionality and design flexibility in mind. Thousands of modular home floor plans exist and are available for selection. Since most stock plans are designed and engineered to give you the maximum value for your dollar, it is probably in your best interest to start with a stock plan which closely resembles what you want, and make your changes from there. A good website at which to review pictures and floorplans of modular homes is http://Prefabexpo.com. There, not only can you peruse modular homes from every U.S. Manufacturer, you can also see which homes are deliverable to your particular building location.
You will want to have done your homework before you make your final decisions on who will be your modular home manufacturer and who will be your builder. It's tempting to award the jobs to the lowest bidders, or to your friend's friend's second cousin. You, however, will want to seriously evaluate the quality of workmanship which your manufacturer and your builder will be delivering to you and to your family.
There will be many decisions to make and, unlike with the traditional homebuilding method, these decisions will have to be made up front.
Those gorgeous showcased modular homes you see pictured on the Internet, or on the covers of prefabricated home magazines, were customized by architects. So, if you're looking to put personal touches to you home's interior and exterior, you'll need to go beyond the manufacturer-appointed draftsman. You will need to seek out and enlist the services of an architect who is experienced with the modular building process.
If you're going to build a new house, it should be expertly customized around you and your family, otherwise, why build new?