Spec Home vs Custom Home: What’s the Difference?

If you’re just beginning the search for a new home, you may find the housing market a little tough to navigate. This is especially the case if you are in the market for a new home. You have a lot of decisions to make including home location, size, budget, home builder, design, and more.

One of the more common decisions prospective homeowners are faced with, is whether to buy a custom home or a spec home.

This blog will describe what a spec home is, what a custom home is, and how they differ from one another. We’ll also talk about the advantages and potential disadvantages of each option.

Get Inspired at the 2024 Evansville Parade of Homes

Are you in the market for a new home? Are you thinking of building? Do you need a little inspiration? This annual event has you covered!

Every Summer, the Southwestern Indiana Builders Association (SIBA) puts newly built homes on display for everyone to tour. The Parade of Homes is similar to viewing a life-size brochure of the latest in building technology, floorplans, landscaping, and interior design. The best part…there is no cost to tour these homes!

Tips for Building the Ultimate Detached Garage

It happens all the time. You move into a new home and just a few years later, you’re wishing you had more space. Whether you’ve adopted a dog or two, purchased a new vehicle, or welcomed children into your home, you just need more room.

So, now you have a choice to make. You could sell and build a larger home, build an addition to your current home, or start thinking about adding garage space. In this blog, we’re talking about the many advantages of building a detached garage on your property. And, we’re giving you tips for designing and building the best detached garage.

Modern Structure’s Pre-Construction Agreement

When a customer calls us, they’re ready to design and build the home of their dreams, and we take that very seriously. Most times, customers need to “shop” for the right builder before they commit, and we totally understand that.

At Modern Structure, we follow a detailed pre-construction process that benefits all parties involved. Our process helps you, the customer, make more informed decisions, and helps us, the builder, fully develop a home design that fits your needs and your budget.

You’ll find that with this process in place, you’ll know exactly what your home will look like, how much time it will take to build, and how much you will spend. And, in the end, you’ll feel more confident making the decision to choose Modern Structure as your new home builder.

Meet the Builder

Mark Mayfield is the owner and President of Modern Structure, an Evansville, Indiana based home construction company. Mark is the main contact person, home designer, and project manager for the company. When you set up a building consultation, he’s the one that’ll be there to listen and answer your questions.

How to Design the Best Laundry Room

How to Design the Best Laundry Room

We know, we know. Laundry is such a chore! The dirty clothes pile up, you throw them in the washer, then the dryer. And most of the time, the pile of clean laundry sits in the laundry room for a day or more, until you throw it all on your bed to be folded. If something needs ironed, you have to pull out your ironing board, set it up in the living room, iron those shirts, then hang it all up.

Kitchen Design Must-Haves

Kitchen Design Must-Haves

When designing a new home, the kitchen is often the hottest topic of discussion; and for good reason! Nowadays, the kitchen is so much more than a place to prepare meals. It serves as an entertaining area, a place to work, and a meeting spot to talk about your day. Because your kitchen is quite literally the hub of your home, it’s important to design it to be both stylish and efficient. To help get you started, we’ve put together a list of the most important things to consider when designing the ultimate kitchen. And when you’re ready to talk in more detail, call Modern Structure; an Evansville, Indiana custom home builder.

What are the Best Sustainable Building Materials?

What are the Best Sustainable Building Materials?

Custom Homes Built Sustainably in the Evansville, Indiana Area. The building and construction industry is one of the leading activities contributing to the largest carbon footprint. The design of a home, the materials used to build it, and the transportation of materials to the job site are some of the highest contributing factors. While there are several ways homeowners can reduce their carbon footprint, we, as homebuilders, have a responsibility to build and design homes sustainably from the very beginning. At Modern Structure, we’re focused first on providing high quality, custom homes while using sustainable building materials and design practices whenever possible.

The Southern Indiana Construction Career Kick Start Program | Motivating Young Adults to Pursue Careers in Construction

Evansville area custom home builder, Modern Structure, along with several other local businesses, have partnered on a program to help young people kick start their careers in construction. If you’re a young adult interested in pursuing a career in construction and have already enrolled in a local trade school, are taking technical courses, or are already working for a construction company; this program is for you!