Floor plans have an astounding affect on people’s lives. How we live and interact with our family is greatly impacted by a home’s layout. We need a home to meet our lifestyle and provide style and convenience.
Floor plans are important if you are buying a new manufactured home or remodeling. In fact, online buyers agree that floor plans are more important than images when searching for a home and are vital to the buyers process.
Those of us planning on a manufactured home remodel have probably created a floor plan or at least drawn out the idea – it helps us visualize the changes.
We’ll take a look at 10 great floor plans for mobile and manufactured homes. From vintage to modern, we’ve found some great floor plans that maximizes space and delivers a great flow for the home.
Vintage Mobile Home Floor Plans
We’ve discussed how the 10 foot wide mobile home completely changed the mobile home industry. When mobile homes were only 8 feet wide, due to highway restrictions, the homes had no hallway. You had to walk through one room to get to the next. Ten foot wide mobile homes allowed true privacy and was an important step for mobile homes to become better suited for full-time living.
This Palace ‘Ranchome’ from 1956/57 shows the concept:
There were plenty ingenious designs during the mobile home golden era. This vintage mobile home ad shows the floor plan for a fold out home. Two hinged walls let out to provide additional space.
Single Wide Manufactured Home Floor Plans
Single wides have a lot of living space in a small package. These 4 designs proves the industry has perfected small space living.
The home above is from Skyline Homes and called the Sunwood. It has a kitchen on the end along with a pantry and an entry closet.
The home below was found on floor plan website and also shows an end-kitchen. I’m a sucker for kitchens on the end!
This next floor plan from Country Lane Homes is very common in manufactured homes. It maximizes space and allows for separate sleeping quarters – essentially an adult side and a kid side. The living room and kitchen, or main living area, is right in the middle.
Below is a smaller single wide from Jac Homes called The Imperial with a similar design:
Double Wide Manufactured Home Floor Plans
Double wide homes have a lot more space to work with. The sky is the limit when it comes floor plan possibilities.
This 1976 Bendix mobile home has always been a favorite layout of mine. Circular kitchens are awesome!
The Sierra is a model from Pam Harbor Homes. It’s huge and well designed.
The Brookstone from Skyline is another double wide that uses space well. It has a great end design.
Clayton Homes has a double wide with a smart floor plan. It includes a large living area complete with a snack bar in the center.
Manufactured home builders can create any floor plan. If they don’t have the exact design you want you simply select the floor plan closest to your needs and customize till you get it.
There’s so many possibilities you may find yourself sinking in choices – one helpful resource is the book called Right-Sizing Your Home: How to Make Your House Fit Your Lifestyle.
The floor plan of your home is important. You cannot easily change it like you can decor so it’s vital that you chose the design that will suit your lifestyle and offer convenience and style for years.
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