Get the most out of the low cost/high design alternative to building a house from scratch.
Kit homes have been around for nearly a century (originally in the Sears Roebuck catalogue), but they've gained popularity in recent years thanks to fresh new designs and consumers looking for more affordable housing options in an expensive real estate market. A kit home - even more do-it-yourself friendly than the average prefab home - arrives
mostly preassembled and requires minimal time and labor to put into place.
'Kit Homes Modern' explains everything homeowners need to know, offering a comprehensive look at the full range of modern kit homes currently on the market. A brief, entertaining history of the origin and evolution of kit homes, including how they differ from mobile homes, is followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the creation of a kit home - from the architect's drawing board to the factory floor to its final destination. Tips and hints on buying and installing a kit
home tell homeowners exactly what to expect and show them how to avoid costly pitfalls and mistakes.