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Kit Homes Yearbook volume 25
For those seeking a simple, streamlined way to build a house, going the kit home route makes sense .
In this edition of Kit & Manufactured Homes Yearbook, we start off by looking at the benefits of kit and modular homes. For people who are seeking a cost-effective, more efficient way to build, both approaches have much to recommend them and they offer considerable scope in terms of size and style. We follow that up with our 10 key things to consider before you make any big home building decisions, and some expert advice on building an energy-efficient home that will be comfortable throughout the year and won’t cost a bomb to heat or cool.
To inspire you, we also showcase a diverse range of homes that cover the gamut: luxury modular homes by the coast, character-filled reproduction homes in established suburbs, homestead-style kit homes set on acreage, and crisply modern urban dwellings built using prefabricated panelised systems. Some are one-storey, others stretch over two levels. Some are bijou retreats, others sizeable family homes, but they all exemplify what you can achieve, whether opting for a standard package or plan, or going down the custom route.
What goes inside your home is also important, and one of the major decisions you will need to make revolves around flooring. We take a close look at the latest trends in tiles, timber, laminates, vinyls and carpets and then head outside for an exploration of the myriad decking options available to you. Having an outdoor entertaining space is a must, and a deck is a great way to provide that.