Whether you're preparing to build a home for you and your family as a primary residence or just want to create a holiday getaway home to escape from the monotony of the workweek, steel kit homes are a great option. Often seen as just shed houses, steel kit homes have come a long way in recent years, and there are more reasons now than ever to consider one as you weigh your options.
New Home Without Breaking the Bank
According to Budget Direct the average cost of a single-family house in 2015 is more than $500,000, and there are a number of often overlooked expenditures you have to take into consideration including:
● Fees and inspections
● Weather delays
● Issues with codes and regulations
● Clean up
Those who choose to construct a steel kit home, however, can spend as little as $40,000. The result is still a new home but with a lot left in your pocket to spend on other things such as furnishings and landscaping to further increase aesthetic appeal and comfort.
Most people can't differentiate between a kit home and a traditional home once construction is complete. This is because manufacturing guidelines on kit homes are strict, and homeowners can rest assured that the finish on both the interior and exterior will be intricately inspected.
Interior and Exterior Design
When it comes to the design of your home, you have many options for the interior and outdoor fixtures. Just as you would with a custom-built home, you can fully dictate what you want your home to look like, and creative software is available that can help you get a good mental image of how the final product will appear. If you are unsure of the specifics of what you want, existing designs are available to help you start making these decisions. You can even make alterations to these designs to better personalize your final product.
Once you have financing, you likely want to get into your new home quickly. With steel kit homes, this is possible. Since kit homes are flat-packed and ready to be erected, you can have your home complete and ready to move in in as little as six weeks. The engineering plans and instruction manuals that come with the home kits make assembly easy.
Termite and Fire-Proof
Nobody want to lose their home's structure in a devastating way. Unfortunately, however, it happens, and fire and termites are two common catalysts. However, those who choose kit homes get to take advantage of steel frames. Not only do they not burn the same as a home with a timber frame, they don't supply termites with the food source they're in search of.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
The burdens we're putting on the environment are becoming increasingly evident. You can help reduce your carbon footprint during your home construction when you choose kit homes. Since they're manufactured from recyclable steel with minimal waste during production, you can rest assured that you're doing your part in preserving the world we live in for future generations.
An Exciting Time
Life is full of change, and building a new home is a transition that makes the way for many years of fond memories to be made. Therefore, it's important to ensure the home in which one lives offers the comfort and tranquility you deserve. With so many changes happening in steel home kit technology, this is an affordable option that would suit many future home owners.