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If Sears Can Do It

If Sears Can Do It

If Sears Can Do It

Did you know that during the first half of the Twentieth Century, a lot of homes that were built were purchased in kits that people could assemble?  These mail order houses were primarily sold by Sears, Roebuck, and Company.  There were over 70,000 homes sold in the U.S. between 1908 and 1940 with 370 home designs to choose from (including different architectural styles and sizes).  The house kits were shipped on railroad cars with all the materials needed to build the home.  The homeowners then had the option of assembling the home themselves (similar to a barn raising party), or hiring a local contractor and carpenter to assemble it.  This got me thinking that if Sears can do it, I can too.

Creating Home Kits

Instead of offering complete kits to build a home, however, Creating Home will offer Spec kits for purchase.  The Spec kits will contain all the information needed to create the home of your dreams according to what style you like.  For example, if you’ve always loved the Scandinavian look, the Creating Home Scandinavian kit will have all the specifications you need to design that look.  If you love the farmhouse look, the Creating Home Farmhouse kit is what you want.  The kits will have specifications for paint, plumbing, appliances, tile, carpet, hardware, lighting, and so forth.  It will be a complete kit with all the information you need with three different price points of everything so you can select the items that work within your budget!

More Information

If you missed the first blog post on the Creating Home Spec kits, you can find it here.  I’ll be back tomorrow with more information, so stay tuned!

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