What are the Advantages of Modular Living?

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  • Written By: Sheri Cyprus
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  • Last Modified Date: 12 January 2019
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Modular living can be advantageous since it's both creative and organized. Modular design refers to anything made up of units or pieces. In most cases, the separate sections can be arranged creatively to form different living options. For example, modular sectional sofa systems include middle, corner and end pieces that can be combined to create different seating requirements for different rooms. Other versatile, creative modular living products are available for kitchens, offices and closets.

A modular closet is a popular choice for many different kinds of closets from walk-ins to pantries. Many different types of storage containers can be combined to attractively store any type of possessions inside closets. Modular living means being organized because all of a person's clothing, dishes, food staples and hobby supplies can be stored inside different units in a stylish way. The best thing about modular living is that pieces such as bins, hooks, racks, boxes and shelving units can be chosen by the individual to serve a particular storage need, while also fitting in with the rest of his or her home.


Although pieces for modular closets are usually sold in sets, there is no need to stick to one brand or product line. Rather, a person interested in modular living can creatively select pieces that will work inside closets as well as elsewhere in the home. For example, if a person's decor scheme is tropical, modular contemporary plastic pieces meant for closet storage may not look as good as a collection of wicker baskets used to store the closet’s items instead. The main thing to remember when combining pieces creatively is to keep a strong decorating concept as well as creativity in mind. There's no reason why a wine rack couldn't be used to hold rolled towels if it suits the style of the bathroom.

Modular office furniture can be especially versatile. For instance, a rectangular desk section may have the option of adding a curved section onto one or both sides. An upper hutch, or closed door cupboard, could sit on one section of the same desk to increase the storage space. Modular kitchens are made up of lower and upper cabinet units that may be installed in different ways to create a custom look. Modular pieces are selected to meet the homeowner’s needs and tastes; they’re great for small space living to make the most of all of a home's interior spaces.

Modular living can apply not only to furniture and storage, but also the home itself. Modular homes are prebuilt and have many advantages. The price is lower on these types of homes than traditional ones and many modular houses are now made to be environmentally healthy. Each modular home built must meet state and federal building codes. Modular homes are built in sections in factories and take much less time to construct on site than traditional houses.



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