A Modular Home Floor Plans Checklist

Checking the details of your modular home floor plans is one of your most important responsibilities.

The modular home floor plans showing the first floor of a two-story home with a variety of notes
A manufacturer’s modular home floor plans will contain a wealth of detail that will determine exactly what you will get. Study it closely, and ask questions of your dealer if you are unsure what a notation means

Modular Home Floor Plans Checklist

Obviously, not every house will include everything that follows. As you study the plans, check off those details that are accurate or not applicable. Also, carefully read the information contained in each note written on each page of the floor plan and review the plans with your GC.

  • Layout
  • The location of sunlight in the morning, afternoon, and evening
  • The best views
  • Traffic patterns (for example, do you have to cross a large room to get to another room?)
  • Shape and size of each room
  • Location and length of each wall
  • Furniture placement (for example, your L-shaped sofa and television table or queen-size bed and two large dressers)
  • Location and size of each closet
  • Size and configuration of stairs to the second floor
  • Location and direction of all flooring boundaries (where carpet, vinyl, wood, or tile surfaces meet)
  • Location and size of each passageway, including those in the marriage wall
  • Location, size, and style of a cathedral ceiling
  • Location of each HVAC chase
  • Location of a walkout bay and other bump-outs
  • Location of each fireplace (and possible interference with furniture placement)
  • Doors and windows; refer to the manufacturer’s door and window schedules that come with your plans
  • Location, size, and swing of each door (for example, make sure the swing of the door doesn’t block another entrance)
  • Location and size of each window
  • Height of windows above the floor and height of your furniture
  • Number of front-door sidelights
  • Which side of a double door or slider opens
  • Size of each wall, base, and specialty kitchen cabinet
  • Location and swing of each cabinet drawer
  • Size of each vanity
  • Location of each vanity drawer
  • Location, type, and size of special vanity cabinets
  • Location of towel bars and toilet-paper holder
  • Location and size of mirror
  • Location and size of medicine cabinet
  • Size of each shower and number of seats
  • Size and style of soaker or whirlpool tub
  • Space around toilet and vanity
  • Location of plumbing and electrical runs to the second floor of unfinished capes or other useable attics
  • Location of each phone and cable jack
  • Location of each electrical switch
  • Location of each electrical receptacle (be sure to have a receptacle within reach of each end table with a lamp)
  • Location of each switched receptacle
  • Location and type of each light
  • Closet lights
  • Location of special wiring, such as ceiling fans
  • Location of each thermostat
  • Location of each doorbell and transformer
  • Location of the electrical meter and panel box, as required by the electrician
  • Location of smoke detectors
  • Location of plumbing access panels
  • Location of each heating baseboard unit
  • Foundation
  • Orientation of plan
  • Dimensions of plan
  • Location of site-built structures, including mudrooms and fireplaces
  • Space for the appliances

For more information about checking the details of your modular home floor plans, see Designing a Modular Home in my book The Modular Home.

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