Modular homes can be modified to accommodate almost any design and floor plan, including a basement and multiple levels. This is because unlike mobile homes (and like site-built homes), Modular homes are fixed onto solid permanent foundations.
The three most popular types and styles of modular homes are based on their floor plan popularity, amount of space and stories. These include:
Ranch style Modular Homes are also often referred to as Rancher or Rambler. They are typically only one level high and feature short roofs and their floor plans are based on a rectangular or L-shaped layout. They are also very easy to modify in the future, by either adding to the current level or by building-on a second story.
Although many other Modular Home styles can also include a second story, a true 2-story Modular home is unique in that it features two full height walls and a roof built onto the second floor walls. Two-stories require less land, optimizing both indoor and outdoor space and also keep your downstairs common areas and upstairs bedrooms well separated.
Cape Cod modular home is characterized by a low, broad frame building, generally a story and a half high, with a steep, pitched roof with end gables, with perfectly symmetrical with shingles or wood slats covering the house. Traditional Cape Cod modular homes were very simple: symmetrically designed with a central front door surrounded by two multi-paned windows on each side. Cape Cod is often found in cold regions such Michigan.