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How to Turn a ‘Cookie-Cutter’ House Into A Unique Home

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So you’re thinking about getting a prefab home.

Why not? They’re made with healthier materials, better for the environment and built to stand the test of time.

But there’s one thing holding you back…you don’t want a cookie-cutter house. You want a place that screams you, not something that looks like it came from the factory!

That’s a common concern when it comes to building a prefab house. But the truth is, this issue couldn’t be easier to solve!

There’s no reason to worry about the uniqueness (or lack thereof) of your prefab house. Our homes look custom, not prefab, so you should think of them as such! When you build a custom prefabricated home, it’s like having a blank canvas you can personalize with your own decor preferences.

Not convinced? Read on to discover how to make your prefab home 100% unique!

The Ceiling

It’s easy to forget the difference that a beautiful ceiling can make. After all, it isn’t exactly the first thing people look at when they come over.

However, having a one-of-a-kind ceiling can be like a great decor surprise: once your visitors look up, they’ll be amazed at what they see and impressed at how you planned your home down to the last detail!

A beautiful ceiling affects the whole atmosphere of your home. So, instead of going for the standard popcorn ceiling, why not go for something a little different? A cathedral ceiling, a smooth ceiling, wooden beams or ceiling medallions are only a few of the options to choose from.

The Flooring

We’re sure you’re bursting with ideas to make your ceiling memorable, but take a moment to look down. That’s right, your flooring can be another thing that sets your prefab home apart from the rest! When it comes to the materials you can use, the options are nearly endless.

Our advice is that you think about the rest of your decor and what kind of flooring would go best with it. If you’re the type who loves to redecorate your place from time to time, it can be a good idea to go for a type of flooring that’s more versatile.

Hardwood, ceramic tile, and carpet can make for one-of-a-kind flooring looks. And if you want to go even further, why not mix it up a bit?

The Heating

If you live in a climate where temperatures can drop quite low, you know your home’s heating system is simply indispensable. But have you ever thought about it as a distinguishing factor?

If you want to keep it on the low, a simple forced-air heating system is always an option. But if you’re aiming for a more rustic look, there’s nothing better fitting than an old-fashioned wood-burning fireplace.

Finally, for a more classic look, you can’t go wrong with a propane fireplace (which you can always style up a bit!)

The Exterior Finishes

By now, you’re definitely dreaming of al the ways you can make the interior of your home 100% you. So, let’s step outside for a moment.

The exterior of your home is the first thing guests see. You can make a statement from the get-go with a show-stopping exterior finish.

Many people go for vinyl siding exteriors. This material can make for beautiful homes, but it doesn’t really make them stand out. So, don’t be afraid to think beyond vinyl!

Cedarwood is a unique option that smells great and keeps insects away. Real brick is eco-friendly, low-maintenance and super resistant (what else could you ask for?). Real stone will make your home look as fancy as can be.

Last but not least, manufactured brick or stone are great options if you’re on a budget.

Paint Colours

It’s easy to see how the colours of your walls can completely change the vibe in your home. We’re not saying you have to go crazy with the colours (although you can and it can end up looking amazing), but neutral colours can be just as beautiful and unique!

The colours you choose will depend on the look you want each room to have. Our standard paint is the Opulence line from Sherwin Williams, a premium paint that glides on buttery-smooth and presents an elegant, silky-rich look.

See? Prefab doesn’t have to mean cookie-cutter! We hope the suggestions we’ve given you today help to spark your inspiration. Get in touch with us if you’d like to learn more about building a custom prefab home!

The secret is simple: you just need to get creative. Happy decorating!


I recommend Royal Homes to people speaking about building new.Penny
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    Where can I get a price list or How come your website doesn’t show pricing?

    Prices vary geographically, depending on where you are building. With the amount of options available, price lists run into thousands of options. Prices change with the options you choose. The best way to get an idea on pricing would be to contact our Design Centre nearest to where you are building.

    Why should I buy from you over a conventional or "Stick-Builder"?

    The advantages of prefab include building in a climate controlled environment, using environmentally friendly products which reduces waste and a CSA monitored quality controlled program. There is less time start to finish, with less disruption to neighborhood. We also sell at a firm price.

    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.