Typical customizations would be to reverse the floor plan, modify closet configurations, add a sun room off the side, or make a house a few feet wider. Sometimes Sears would combine the exterior facade of one model with the interior floor plan of another.
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Based on the customer's requirements, Sears staff architects would customize the standard plans and maximize the usage of standard sizes of materials and millwork so that the customer would save on the cost of building materials. The lumber arrived to the customer pre-cut based on the custom specifications.