45 Great Manufactured Home Porch Designs

Of all the home improvement projects we can do as manufactured homeowners, adding a porch is one of the easiest methods we have to make a manufactured home look more like a site-built home.

A new porch can completely change the look of your mobile or manufactured home. Decks and porches adds additional living space, dimensional qualities, and storage to your home so it’s one of the smartest exterior home improvement project investments you can make.

45 Great Manufactured Home Porch Designs 

Here’s 45 great manufactured home porch designs (and decks) that can help you decide which style best suits your home and provides the look you want:

Note: At the end of the article we provide several tips and professional advice that can help you plan the perfect porch for your manufactured home.

 

1 Modern manufactured home porch idea

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2 Manufactured home porch ideas

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3 double wide manufactured home deck idea

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4 double wide manufactured home covered porch idea

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5 park model manufactured home porch ideas

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6 Manufactured home porch idea

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7a manufactured home covered porch and deck ideas

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7b manufactured home covered porch and deck ideas

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8 gabled porch on manufactured home

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9 simple manufactured home porch

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10 manufactured home decking and porch ideas

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11 single wide manufactured home porch ideas

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11b single wide manufactured home porch ideas

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12 wrap-around porch on manufactured home

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13 porch, deck, and screened room ideas for mobile and manufactured homes

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14 porch on manufactured home

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15 manufactured home porch and deck ideas

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16 covered porch addition on manufactured home

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17 manufactured home decking idea

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18 Park Model Manufactured Home Porch Inspiration

 

18a Park Model Manufactured Home Porch Inspiration

 

18b Park Model Manufactured Home Porch Inspiration

 

18c Park Model Manufactured Home Porch Inspiration

 

18e Park Model Manufactured Home Porch Inspiration

 

18d Park Model Manufactured Home Porch Inspiration

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19 trailer porch idea

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20 Single wide mobile home remodel with porch

20a Single wide mobile home remodel with porch
20b Single wide mobile home remodel with porch

 

20c Single wide mobile home remodel with porch
20d Single wide mobile home remodel with porch

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21 concept manufactured home with modern porch design

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22 triple wide manufactured home deck design ideas

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23 double wide manufactured home deck design

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24 single wide manufactured home porch design

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25 single wide mobile home covered porch design ideas

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26. covered deck on mobile home

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27 single wide manufactured home covered porch design idea

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28 covered front porch on manufactured homeSource

29 covered front porch design ideas for manufactured homes

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30 Modern Deck Design for Double wide manufactured home

 

30 Small covered porch design for double wide manufactured home

 

30a Small covered porch design for double wide manufactured home

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31 Deck on manufactured home

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32 back porch design on double wide manufactured home.jpg

32a back porch design on double wide manufactured home.jpg

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33 log cabin porch design on manufactured home

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34 Double-wide-decking

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35 single wide manufactured home deck design idea

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37 Covered porch design on manufactured home

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38c Mobile Home Remodel - front porch and decking ideas

 

38b Mobile Home Remodel - front porch and decking ideas

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39 single-wide-decking-ideas

40 single wide mobile home decking design ideas

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41 single wide covered porch design

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42 manufactured home pergola deck design

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43 porch design on manufactured home

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44 front door steps, small porch on manufactured home

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 Related: 9 Beautiful Manufactured Home Porch Ideas

Free Online Porch Design Programs

The best website I’ve found for porch design is Front Porch Ideas and More. You simply won’t find a more informative and thorough resource for porch design ideas online. They also have a very handy Front Porch Illustrator that can help you determine the right porch design for your home. While they do not have a manufactured home to chose from, they do have a standard ranch home that can suffice with a little imagination.

Here’s the home without a porch:

front porch illustrator ranch home

Here’s the one of the many choices of porch designs (Porch R9- Pitched roof, column capitals, painted ceiling, ashlar floor, and cast bed edging):

front porch illustrator with pitched roof

Visit the Front Porch Illustrator Here. 

Azek Building Products has a deck designer that could be useful to you. You’ll need to create an account and have Java installed but it does create a nifty 3D visualization of your desired designs with precise cut deminsions and material lists.

Visit the Azek Deck Designer Here. 

Planning a New Porch for Your Manufactured Home

Once you’ve chosen the perfect deck or porch design for your manufactured home you’ll need to start planning the build.

Simple deck designs can be built by experienced DIY enthusiasts. If you’re knowledgeable of basic construction methods (footers, post & beam construction techniques, and roofing concepts) and comfortable with tools it should be a fairly straight-forward process. More complex builds are probably best left to the professionals.

Free Porch and Deck Design Plans

You can find lots of free porch and deck designs online. Most come with complete schematics, cut dimensions, and materials list.

Aztek Building Products Free Deck Plans

Aztek Building Products, mentioned above, has several free deck designs on their website. Click here to view all of them. Once you click on the design you like it will open a PDF with several pages of detailed information, from schematics to material lists. Here’s an example:

Parts of a Deck

 

Material List

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Decks.com Free Deck Plans

Decks.com has hundreds of free deck plans available on their website. Click here to see them all. You’ll chose the design and then the size and enter your name and email information and they will email you a materials list. Here’s a sample of the various designs available:

free deck plans at decks dot com

 

What is the Right Size? 

Once you’ve decided on the style of your new porch you’ll need to decide on the size.

Scale is an important aspect to consider when planning a porch or deck. You’ll want it to look like it was always a part of the home and to help add dimension, a quality that is sorely lacking on most manufactured homes.

Most professionals advise that you never go under 6 foot on either width or length for a deck or porch.

You’ll want enough space to sit and visit with friends and family comfortably. If you plan on grilling or having a table you’ll probably need at least an 8 foot width. You’ll also need to consider railing placement since railing is rarely positioned at the very edge with traditional porch designs. Typically there will be at least a 1″ overhang and if you are using 6″ columns they will need to be positioned over the framing  – this automatically reduces your width by 7 inches minimum thus your 6′ wide porch will only have 5′ 5″ of usable space.

Length will be based on your home’s length and personal preference more than anything. Take into consideration shelter from the rain while walking to your garage or driveway and it you want the porch to wrap around to the side of your home.

Roofing Considerations for a New Porch

The roof of your new porch will impact your home significantly.

You’ll have to consider the rise and run of the roof and how it will be incorporated with the roof on the home. Most professionals suggest that porch roofs have a minimum 3/12 pitch, meaning the roof rises 3″ for every 1 foot of length. This provides adequate rain and snow runoff.

If you have a deck that you want to turn into a covered porch you’ll have to consider a few things. While it’s a great project, you’ll have to ensure that your deck can handle the added weight of the roof. Here’s what Decks.com had to say:

The downside is that porches are more expensive than just a deck and are relatively hard to build. You also must note that decks with porches must be designed to support 80 lbs per square foot compared to 55 lbs per square foot for decks. This extra 25 lbs is required to safely support the roof and snow loads. Decks with porches need to be specially engineered to distribute more complicated loads to the frost Footings are often required on the sides of decks that use a gable porch roof. Footing sizes are larger and need to be positioned so that support posts can directly transfer roof loads through sound framing to solid foundations.

Building a roof is hard work. You will be handling heavy materials while standing on ladders at high elevations. You will need a couple of helpers to build a porch. Building a porch definitely demands more skill and physical conditioning than building the typical deck project.

 Related: Porch Planning Guide

 How to Build a New Porch or Deck

If you will be building your new porch or deck yourself you should do a little research to re-acquaint yourself with the basic building techniques.

There are several great resources online that can help you. Here’s a list of the most informative I found:

Summary

Building a porch or deck onto your manufactured is a smart investment because it adds outdoor living space and can dramatically change the look of your home.

Once you chose your porch design and size you can utilize the free plans and get complete material lists and schematics, both invaluable items to have when building anything.

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8 Comments
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  2. becky flores says

    i really like the ideas , I am l always looking for budget friendly ways to make my home look not so much like a moble homes

  3. Karen Shaver says

    We have a wheelchair ramp; My husband wants steps to portable car port. We are 38 inches off the ground.
    Can remove part of the rail to make room for
    Steps. My question: what kind and how many
    Steps? Will need railing. Thank you for your advise, Karen

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Karen!

      Unfortunately, ramps and rails are regulated by your local or state code so you’ll need to call your local building permit office to find out what their rules are.

      Without seeing your ramp it would be hard to give you the help you need but I don’t see why you would have any issues. Typically, wheelchair ramps are paired with steps. I’ve seen several different styles myself.

      Best of luck to you!

  4. Shirlee says

    A welcoming front porch or nice deck adds a lot to a home. A good design and layout can take the curb appeal to the next level. I really liked many of the inspiration pics you posted. We’ve only ever built ground level decks and hired out anything that needed to be elevated and have steps and railings. I would like to add a nice deck to our side entry someday and will have to check out the links for plans and ideas.
    Hope all is well with you and the family. I haven’t been to your blog in ages and now I’m catching up Always enjoy the home tours and see what people are doing with their MH’s.

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Shirlee! It’s great to hear from you!!

      PS We’re doing well! I bought a 1965 Airstream Safari that has been taking up all my time and energy (and I love every minute of it!). I’ll be showing the work as we go. Right now, we’re just cleaning and repairing the basics whenever we get free time. Joe went back to work and has been working non-stop (I swear it’s either feast or famine with us…lol) but we should have it road ready in 4 or 5 months and then we’ll be going on a cross-country tour. Watch out! The hillbillies are heading west!! I hope you’re doing well! I always love to hear from you!

  5. Suzanne Melton says

    Nice assortment, Crystal…from simple to complex and not very expensive to very expensive.

    Lots of ideas to “steal”!

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Suzanne! So glad you like it! Thank you so much for reading MHL! I appreciate you sooo much!

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