As a young boy, I remember the early days of what was then called prefab homes and my dad saying in some cases, the quality just wasn’t there. Sure, that was a pretty broad statement, but back in those days, there did seem to be some cutting corners and slap it together type prefab kits.
Thankfully we now have more stringent building codes, construction mandates, and higher quality materials available that provide a far better end result. Just to be clear, you should still be selective in the manufacturer and contractor to do the work.
All that being said, consider the following things when taking the ready to go home plans and package route to build your dream home in Hawaii.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Ready-to-Go Home Plan
Does the area you want to build allow this type of construction? Are all of the features and building components offered in the plans compliant with current Hawaii County building codes? Modifications can be made in most cases at an additional cost. Total square footage is another area that can be adjusted. If nothing else, a home package can be a great place to start. You can look at floor plan layouts and try to imagine if the flow suits your needs. Is the kitchen convenient to the garage for bringing in the groceries? Is it an open living space? Are the bathrooms located where you like? Do you prefer a split floor plan with the master bedroom’s on one side of the home and the spare bedrooms on the other?
Speak with an Expert
Having ready-to-go plans make all easy to review. I met with Brigitte, Senior HPM Homes Consultant at a local lumber yard that offers such plans. She was very helpful and knowledgeable about all of these points. She also spoke about the latest energy-efficient and green products that they use in their homes. They currently have a variety of model plans to suit diverse homeowners ranging from under 1,000 sq ft 1 bed, 1 bath .. to over 3,000 sq ft 5 bed, 4 bath homes. Talking with someone like Brigitte can really get you on the right track when it comes to exploring all of the options in taking on a new construction project.
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