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Just because modular homes are built from prefabricated materials, there's a misconception that they're are all plain block-style homes that look alike. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is, there are innumerable custom modular buildings in NYC. Modular homes are so versatile they can be made to match practically any style you like. From ranch style to mid-century and Tudor, there's a modular home to please every taste. Here are a few things you can do to make your own modular home as distinctive as you want.

A Front Porch

Sometimes it's the simple things. A front porch has a way of inviting people into your home and making them feel welcome. It also has the effect of expanding your living space. Taking a break in the afternoon by enjoying a cocktail or a glass of lemonade while relaxing on the porch is the perfect end to a day. If you're looking for a way to upgrade or add a distinctive touch to your modular home, you won't go wrong by starting with a front porch.

Enhance the Look of Your Roof

In addition to being vitally important in protecting your home, roofs contribute a lot to your home's curb appeal. Simple additions such as decorative tiles can go a long way in setting your home apart from your neighbor's. Also, dormers can increase your roof's aesthetics while increasing the amount of natural light in your home.

Try a Unique Front Door

The front door is a great way to make a statement about your own personal style. A cool, modern door can introduce a guest to the contemporary dwelling within, while an ornate door with beveled glass can give a whole different impression. Also, the front door is likely visible from the street, so a dramatic entryway can make a tremendous impact on the look of the whole house.

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Window Shutters

A simple change that can make a striking impact, adding features to your windows increases your home's curb appeal by giving a distinctive element to the look of your home. Shutters and window grilles look good, and have the added effect of cooling your home during the hot summer months.


Once common in every dwelling, not all modular homes come with fireplaces. However, they're worth the extra time and effort to install and maintain, because there is no better way to enjoy a cold winter's evening than curling up by the fire. You and your guests will appreciate both the look and function of your fireplaces for years to come.

When looking for used modular buildings for sale in NYC, keep in mind no two modular homes are alike. They can be personalized and updated in any fashion you like, so you'll always have exactly the modular home you want.