What type of homes is SAM suitable for?

The larger the building and the more units of the same type return, the faster we can produce and install them, resulting in faster deliveries, lower production costs and less follow-up.

SAM is our answer to urbanization and the challenge of dealing as efficiently as possible with shrinking living space without sacrificing quality of life. On the contrary, we are adding to it.

SAM is the solution for any type of apartment, renovation or new construction, wood construction or stone construction, but is at its best in smaller living areas: urban apartments, care homes, student apartments, office spaces converted to residential projects, etc... Here SAM can create up to 24% more livable area!

Offices and modular homes can also take advantage of the many benefits SAM offers!

How much does Sam cost?

The cost of SAM depends on several things: size of the SAM, circulation of the order, chosen devices, degree or level of finishing, etc...

The SAM price is competitive compared to the traditional way of working. However, if you factor in the various advantages, SAM is drastically more advantageous than the traditional way of working. (speed of execution, degree of finishing, space saving, etc...). More about this can be found on the price page of our website.

Why is SAM more ecological and sustainable?

- By concentrating all the utilities in one central location, the SAM modules require fewer materials, fewer pipes, and less cabling.

- All the wood used for the modules is also FSC-certified, meaning it is recycled or comes from sustainably managed forests. For every tree that is cut down, we plant 2 in its place in collaboration with GoForest. You can read more about this on our Eco-plan page.

- By producing the modules in one workshop, all materials can be maximally recycled again and there is hardly any waste.

- The invasive and wasteful way pipes are installed today - by grinding into the structure of a building - is a thing of the past with the implementation of SAM. This saves hundreds of pounds of waste per home.

- At the end of the life cycle of the installed techniques, they can be easily recovered, reused, replaced or recycled.

How long does it take before a SAM unit can be made? And how long does the installation take?

Once we have received the final design, which can be provided by either the builder and/or architect or under the direction of Bao Living's design team, production takes an average of 13 weeks. The earlier we are involved in the building process, the better, you can read more about this on this page.

Installation per unit takes only between 3 to 5 days on average! Much faster and more constant than the traditional way of working, we are therefore not dependent on weather and other conditions for installation.

How flexible is SAM? Do builders have to change the plans of their building project in order to use SAM?

SAM has no fixed design. It is an assemblable system with as many as 35 flexible closet modules where utilities (kitchen, bathroom, heating, ventilation, water, electricity and furniture) are all integrated.

Thanks to the different modules, SAM can be adapted very easily for an ideal layout of existing projects. Of course, it is better to involve SAM as early as possible within the design of the project. The earlier we are involved the better we can do justice to the various SAM benefits.

What finishes are possible for the cabinet modules?

As with all custom joinery, the possibilities are endless and will depend largely on the space to be filled and your budget.

The basic SAM is a fully equipped installation with all the necessary features but, of course, if budget is less of a factor you can also opt for more exclusive materials and combinations. More about this in our SAM catalog.

How qualitative is SAM? Is SAM comparable to more traditional construction methods?

SAM consists largely of custom-made joinery, produced in a controlled environment. This means that we can produce the modules, including utilities, in the best possible conditions without sacrificing quality.

On traditional construction sites, installation takes place in much less perfect conditions. In traditional construction, builders take into account a margin of error of as much as 10% percent. Using SAM drastically reduces that percentage.

Is there still room for creativity in the construction/design process?

There is still a lot of room for creativity with SAM. After all, SAM has no fixed design. It is a composable system with as many as 35 flexible closet modules where utilities (kitchen, bathroom, heating, ventilation, water, electricity, and furniture) are also all integrated.

Architects can get to work themselves with the Smart Adaptable Modules (SAM) in SketchUp, configuring and designing endlessly until they find the layout that works best for them.

For the finishing touches, we have also developed an extensive SAM catalog with hundreds of different options. You can read more about this on this page.

What do you do with lamps on the ceiling, and with the wires? Or with sockets in the corner of the room? You can't attach all the contact points to the module, can you?

This depends on the type of SAM and the house in which it will be installed. For really small living areas, such as city apartments and student rooms, we can leave all the lighting on the module itself and incorporate all the power outlets. For larger living areas, we will also have to provide outlets elsewhere in the room. There are several ways to achieve this in the least invasive way possible. For example, we always install switches wirelessly as much as possible.

Prefabricated for small spaces, hasn't it been around for a long time?

SAM modules have no fixed design, which makes them unique. SAM is a composable system with as many as 35 flexible closet modules in which the utilities (kitchen, bathroom, heating, ventilation, water, electricity, and furniture) are also all integrated. SAM thus allows for a complete decoupling between the structure of a building and its utilities, which is very advantageous for building reconfiguration and recycling at the end of its life span.

Architects can use Smart Adaptable Modules (SAM) to design a huge palette of homes and spaces: student rooms, studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments to entire modular homes and offices. Bao Living thus finally offers builders and architects the opportunity to implement prefabricated techniques in their construction projects on a large scale, in a flexible, qualitative and ecological way.