When we bought the house in Hooterville, one of our goals was to put a modular home on the property so Daughter could have her own residence.
I had never actually been in a modular home before so when we went to the model center, I was really impressed how NICE they are! For the most part, they look like a regularly constructed houses. There are even models that are 2 stories or have 1 or 2 car garages. The prices are surprisingly affordable too.
For the past several months we have been waiting for a long list of county permits to be approved before we could actually proceed with having a modular home built on our property. At this point, we have jumped through enough regulatory hoops that construction of Daughter’s modular home will likely start very soon so recently, she and I went to pick out the carpet, tile, paint colors, cabinets etc.
This is the floor plan of the model she liked. It’s 1800 square feet, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths. Although it is considerably larger than she needs right now, it’s big enough for her to “grow into” if she should get married and have a child or two.
The photos below are pictures I took of the MODEL, not her actual home (or furniture).
As you come in the front entry, the living room is to the right. The built-in entertainment center is included and she liked it in cherry, as shown. She has chosen a different shade of beige carpet. That open door to the right of the entertainment center leads to the master bedroom and bathroom.
Instead of this terracotta color, she picked a pretty sage green for her accent wall.
This view is looking back across the living room to the dining room, which is to the left of the front entry. You can also just barely see the kitchen in the back. I was really impressed with all of the architectural details that are put into these homes like the beams, pillars, and even crown moldings.
Standing in the dining room, this would be the view of the kitchen. This kitchen is bigger and laid out much better than the kitchen in the house in Hooterville! Daughter liked the cherry cabinets and black appliances. However, she selected a lighter, creamier tile for the floor and backsplash areas, and a slightly lighter countertop.
Across from the kitchen island is a built-in desk/computer workstation. To the left of the desk is the doorway into the laundry room.
The laundry room is a very nice size. Behind that door is the hot water heater and storage. Again, her floor tile will be a lighter beige and she also chose a lighter beige wall color. (There are only a few “standard” carpet, paint, tile, cabinet etc. options available, unless you wish to pay extra for “upgrades.”)
Looking back across the laundry room into the kitchen. This bench area will be great when she comes in from the barn. She can enter through the back door (on the right) and sit down to remove her dirty barn boots. She also has a place to stash her purse, and hang her coat or rain jacket in inclement weather.
The master bedroom is a generous size…slightly bigger than 14 feet x 14 feet, which is larger than any of the bedrooms at the house in Hooterville!
Although it doesn’t really look like it in this photo, the master bedroom walk-in closet is very spacious.
The master bathroom is quite nice too. It has double sinks, lots of storage, and a deep soaking tub. I can’t say I would particularly like to be seeing myself getting in and out of the tub in that big mirror directly over the tub though. (YIKES!) There is also a walk-in shower to the left, across from the sinks.
This is the guest bath. Again, she chose the lighter floor tile and wall color. In addition, she opted to have all white tiles in the shower as opposed to having the double row of contrasting tiles.
Since we embarked on this journey of buying the “Hooterville” property six months ago, there have been several times I have wished we could have just bought TWO modular homes and not had to worry with the extensive renovations which need to be made to the house in Hooterville.
How about you? Would you ever consider living in a modular home?
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.