Checklist for Reviewing Your Modular Home Floor Plans

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

  • 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 modular home general contractor references, see Designing a Modular Home in The Modular Home by Andy Gianino, President of The Home Store.