Blu Homes Review

Is Blu the Best Builder in the Prefab Homes Industry?

When it comes to modern prefab homes, few can compare to Blu Homes. With a focus on healthy living and luxury homes, Blu’s designs are far from ordinary, and you’d never guess these are prefab homes.

What is it about Blu Homes that makes them the best in the industry? Quality, innovation and efficiency are three words that come to mind. Let’s take a closer look at what this company has to offer and share some of the best prefab plans they offer.

What Makes Blu Homes Different?

Blu Homes BreezeHouse review

We’ve seen our fair share of prefab home manufacturers, but Blu stands out from the crowd. Part of the reason why is because the company offers transparent pricing and a complete home package, so you’re not forced to juggle a dozen contractors just to get your home built.

From showerheads to light fixtures and everything in between, your Blu house is a complete home – not a skeleton of a home.

Blu is your one-stop-shop for the entire home-building process. And because the home is manufactured in the company’s own state-of-the-art factory, they offer precise estimates that allow you to budget properly – and with few surprises.

In addition, their homes are made out of steel and feature a standing seam metal roofing. If you live in a snow-heavy region, this style of roofing is designed to allow the snow to fall off the roof, leading to fewer ice dams and less of a chance of heavy snow causing your roof to cave in.

Green Technology, Efficiency and Protection

Blu Homes Green Features

Let’s face it – prefab homes are an investment.

But there’s a tradeoff: added value. And Blu offer more value than most because of their focus on energy efficiency and green technology.

According to Blu, green homes have a values that’s $35,000 higher than a conventional home.

And Blu’s homes are designed to reduce monthly operating costs by up to 50%.

  • An average one-story ranch in San Francisco requires $1,400 in monthly operating costs. But the Blu Farmhouse Mini requires just $700 in operating costs.

What kind of savings can you expect? Here’s what Blu offers in their homes:

  • Solar ready
  • 96 LED lights in the home’s breezeway
  • Average savings of 350,000 gallons of water per year

 




 

Yes, Blu homes can even help you save on your water costs each year. How, you ask?

All of their homes have WaterSense certified kitchens and bath faucets, showerheads and toilets. WaterSense certified products use 25-30% less water than conventional fixtures.

What are the savings each year in terms of gallons?

  • Faucets: 4,000
  • Showerheads: 2,900
  • Toilets: 13,000
  • Dishwasher: 1,100
  • Clothes washer: 5,000

Green Technologies

Blu is constantly innovating their homes, and works with leading tech brands to ensure their homes come with the latest upgrades. Which green technologies will you find in Blu prefabs?

  • Wi-Fi thermostats, which allow for remote controlling of your home’s HVAC system. Adjust your home’s temperature from anywhere in the world right from your smartphone.
  • LED lighting, which uses a fraction of electricity compared to a traditional bulb.
  • Solar PV ready to further extend your home’s energy savings.

Blu Care Warranty Program

All models also come with the Blu Care program, which protects your home. Under this program, you receive:

  • 1-year limited warranty
  • 3-year extended Blu Care
  • 5-year structural warranty

A Healthier Home

Aside from being environmentally-friendly, the design of Blu homes helps create a healthier living environment. Here’s how:

Radiant Heating

All homes have a radiant floor heating system, which is highly efficient. But this type of heating lends to a healthier home environment, especially if you have allergies or asthma. Unlike a conventional forced-air system, radiant floor heating will not push dust and other allergens through your home.

An air filtration system and hard floor surfaces also further help eliminate mold and allergens.

More Sunlight, Less Heating and Cooling

Their homes have soaring 18’ ceilings, which make the homes feel more spacious. The open frame design of these steel homes also allows for an open floorplan.

Each home maximizes natural light and use solar orientation to allow the most sunlight in, which reduces your heating and cooling bills.

One with the Outdoors

Many Blu homes also feature NanaWalls, which are folding glass doors that open to the outdoors, connecting your interior space to nature.

Transparency in Project Pricing

A focus on transparency is a big part of the reason why Blu has developed a reputation for being the best to work with. Their factory-built system is designed to maintain the highest quality control over all the material used in a project, so Blu is able to provide customers with accurate estimates – not the general estimates most contractors offer.

Blu Homes Plans and Pricing

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Now that you know why Blu Homes are better, you’re probably wondering what types of homes they offer. Here’s a rundown of the company’s plans:

Breeze House

Blu Homes Breeze House

The Breeze house is one of the most expensive plans, but it’s also one of the largest. These Blu homes cost $1.3 million or more, but offer:

  • 3-4 bedrooms
  • 5-4.5 bathrooms
  • 15’ ceilings
  • 3,558 square feet of living space
  • 16’ Nanawall that opens to the outdoors
  • MERV 15 whole-home air filtration
  • Zoned cooling and heating

Sidebreeze Home

Blu Homes Sidebreeze

The Sidebreeze is a two-story home that’s similar to the Breeze plan. Similar in price, this home offers:

  • 3-4 bedrooms
  • 5-3.5 bathrooms
  • 3,565 square feet
  • 16’ wall of glass
  • 13’ ceilings
  • Two stories
  • MERV 16 whole-home air filtration
  • Motion sense faucets
  • Zoned cooling and heating

Aire Home

Blu Homes Aire

The Aire Home starts at $1.1 million, and offers:

  • 2,643 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 9’-3” ceilings
  • Single-story
  • MERV 15 whole-home air filtration
  • Glass-enclosed breeze space
  • Zoned cooling and heating

Modern Farmhouse

Blu Homes Modern Farmhouse

Love the rustic farmhouse design, but want a modern approach to construction? The Modern Farmhouse starts at $975,000 and is the perfect compromise. This plan offers:

  • 3-4 bedrooms
  • 3-3.5 bathrooms
  • 2,030 square feet
  • 9’ ceilings
  • Two stories with vaulted ceilings
  • MERV 15 whole-home air filtration
  • Motion sense faucets
  • Zoned cooling and heating

The Solaire Home

Blu Homes Solaire

Designed to maximize sunlight and bring the outdoors in, the Solaire is a two-story home that starts at $945,000. This home offers:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3-3.5 bathrooms
  • Two stories
  • 2,504 square feet
  • 10’ ceilings
  • Roof deck
  • MERV 15 whole-house air filtration
  • Zoned cooling and heating
  • Motion sense faucets

Lotus

Blu Homes Lotus

If you’re looking for a small home that affords you plenty of privacy, the Lotus may be the right plan for you. Starting at $725,000, this home offers:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2-2.5 bathrooms
  • 1,663 square feet
  • 10’ ceilings
  • 50% cost savings compared to a conventional home
  • MERV 16 whole-house air filtration
  • Motion sense faucets
  • Smart size design

Origin Home

Blu Homes Origin

The Origin is the smallest and most affordable home offered by Blu, starting at $495,000. This home offers:

  • 1-2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 838 square feet
  • 9’ ceilings
  • Smart space design
  • Motion sense faucets
  • MERV 16 whole-house air filtration
  • Option for a full kitchen

With a vast array of plans available, you’re sure to find a Blu home that meets your needs and budget.

With green technology and efficiency at the center of design, you’ll cut back on your monthly expenses while reducing your environmental impact. And you’ll never have to compromise on design or comfort.

Clearly, in the world of prefab homes, Blu stands out among the best we have seen.




All Images Are Courtesy Of BluHomes.com.