Do Prefab Homes Come with Appliances and What’s Included?

Last updated on December 1, 2021

Yes, a prefab home can come with appliances. Different finish and appliance packages are often provided by manufacturers too. Read on!

Prefabs are not a single type of home. They can be manufactured in many different ways, and the end result will vary depending on what is being built. The most common types of prefabricated homes are those that use factory-built frames which are then finished off by the homeowner.

These usually have some sort of foundation and roof structure already attached to them. There are also several other types of prefabricated homes that may or may not include these features. Some examples would be modular, stick frame homes, and even more exotic designs such as log cabins and cedar shingle houses.

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What Appliances Are Included in Prefabs?

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As for whether they come with appliances, it really depends on what you mean by “appliances”. In general though, if you’re talking about big appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, washer/dryers, etc., then yes, they can be included. If you’re referring to things like fryers, ovens, microwaves, etc., then they are probably too small to be included in the package.

There may be some concerns regarding whether to include an appliance package when selling a modular home but they can be easily cleared up if one understands the benefits and consequences of each option.

In that case, you need to be aware that the price of the appliances might then increase since modular home companies who offer an appliances package have deals with the brands and are able to offer generous discounts.

It may be worth considering whether buying an entire set of appliances for one room might not save you some cash when compared to purchasing each individual item separately.

If you prefer having several different sizes of one particular product (like a refrigerator), you could talk to your modular home retailers to see if they offer them at a discounted price so that you don’t need to buy each size separately.

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The Cost

You might want to consider hiring someone else to do the work for you. You’d still have to pay for their services, but it would give you peace of mind knowing that the job is being handled properly.

Additional costs vary depending on where you live, but they’re usually pretty significant. For example, you might need to hire an architect, engineer, general contractor, subcontractors, landscaper, etc., so expect to spend at least $10-$20k just for design services alone. Depending on the area, you might also need to purchase permits from local authorities.

Another cost factor is the fact that modular homes tend to be larger than traditional homes. So, if you’re planning on moving into a new place soon, you should make sure that the house you choose fits your needs.

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Finish Packages

You may be able to get some additional features for free if they’re offered by the builder, such as extra doors, windows, garage spaces, etc., but you’ll need to check whether any extras cost extra before buying.

The finish packages that are available will vary depending on which manufacturer you go with. Some manufacturers provide more options than others. If you’re interested in finding out more about these options, you can ask your sales representative or contact the manufacturer directly.

The bottom line is that there are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a modular home. It’s important to understand what you want and why and then look for a home that meets all of your requirements.

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Appliance Packages

The most common type of appliance used in modular homes is the water heater. This is because it provides hot water for showers, baths, washing machines, dishwashers, etc.

There are two main types of water heaters available – gas and electric. Gas water heaters are typically cheaper than electric ones, but they require regular maintenance. Electric water heaters are much easier to maintain, but they cost more than gas ones.

There are other appliances available too. Here are some examples:

  • Refrigerators
  • Dryers
  • Washer/dryer combos
  • Microwave ovens
  • Garbage disposals
  • Fireplaces
  • Stoves
  • Coffee makers
  • Toasters
  • Blenders
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Decklamps
  • Air conditioners
  • Sewing machines
  • Laundromats
  • Kitchen sinks
  • Bathtubs

One of the biggest mistakes that we see builders make is that they don’t think enough about the finish package. When building a house, you have to consider everything that goes inside of it. You must know exactly how much space you need, what kind of flooring you want, what kind of countertops you want, etc.

When building a modular home, you have to do the same thing. In order to ensure that you get the best possible result, you need to be very specific about what you want. Don’t just pick a model and hope that it will work well for you. Think about each aspect of your house, including the finishes. Then, find a home that has everything that you want.

Another mistake that we often see is not having enough storage space. People tend to forget about storage when they start planning their new home. Storage is an important part of any home, so you should definitely include it in your plans.

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The Warranty

If you’re going to buy a modular home, you might also want to consider purchasing a warranty from the manufacturer. A warranty protects you against defects in materials and workmanship. Most warranties cover anything that happens during construction, but some extend coverage to problems after completion. Manufacturers usually offer warranties for between 5 years and 20 years. If you purchase a warranty, you won’t have to worry about repairs later on.

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