5 Great Manufactured Home Interior Design Tricks
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This home is a beautifully remodeled Malibu mobile home that just went on the market for $2,375,000. The triple wide was pulled into Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park only a few years ago and went through a year and a half transformation from standard manufactured home to completely customized – exactly what manufactured homes were made for. You can learn more about this 2300 square foot home and other Paradise Cove Mobile homes for sale at the Malibu real estate blog.
Interior designers have several tricks they use to help change a home’s appearance. There’s basic tricks for different issues like how to make a ceiling seem taller or the entire room appear larger and they work well for a multitude of spaces including manufactured homes.
This beautiful manufactured home is best described as minimal but that’s most likely because it has been staged properly. Even home staging uses basic tricks to help the home sell quicker and at a higher price. One such trick is ridding the home of personal items. This helps the potential buyer see their own items, and essentially themselves, in the space. By learning the most basic manufactured interior design tricks we can improve our own homes. Here’s 5 manufactured home interior design tricks that this home uses to its advantage – you can do the same in your own home.
Manufactured Home Interior Design Trick #1 – The Rule of 3’s
The first design trick that jumps out is the chair rail. Chair rails are often thought to be installed to protect a wall from the backs of chairs, but that isn’t the case at all. They are installed to do one thing and one thing only – make a room appear taller. Typically, chair rails are installed proportionally using the rule of 3 (or 3rd’s). The wall height is divided by 3 and the chair rail is installed on the lower 1/3 of the wall. Using the rule of 3 on walls, decor, and furniture makes the room seem taller and it works. The trick has been proven to work in small spaces time and time again. This home still uses the rule of 3 but it takes it to a whole new level by positioning the chair rail on the 2/3 line instead of the 1/3 but it still works perfectly to pull the eye up toward the ceiling.
Manufactured Home Interior Design Trick #2 – Texture and Tone
The second basic design trick being used in this beautiful mobile home is the use of texture. Notice all the wood on display in the space? The coffee table, end table, chair, flooring, and even picture frames use a similar texture and tone. It creates cohesion and cohesion is always a good thing in home fashion.
Manufactured Home Interior Design Trick #3 – Light
This home uses light perfectly. The open windows allow ample natural light in so that it can bounce around and do its magic. In addition, an abundance of recessed display lights (or pendant lights) were installed throughout the living room and kitchen. Light always makes a home seem larger and more welcoming.
Manufactured Home Interior Design Trick #4 – Minimal Decor
A home that is not cluttered and overly decorated will seem more inviting. Of course, we all want our home to reflect our style and look great but there’s a fine line in attractive decor and over-decorating. Interior design professionals advise that the decor you chose for your home should be limited to a few pieces that make the most impact and this home certainly takes that advice.
Manufactured Home Interior Design Trick #5 – White is Right
You can’t go wrong with white in a home. Though it’s hard to keep clean and can be hard to find the right hue, but white is a perfect choice for walls because it makes a space seem larger and provides a blank canvas. You’re the artist, the white walls are your canvas, all you have to do it create your masterpiece!
PS If you are in the market to buy a mobile or manufactured home in the Malibu area may I recommend Mike Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org. He publishes the The Malibu Real Estate Blog and certainly knows more about manufactured homes than any agent I’ve met. It’s refreshing to find a real estate agent that takes mobile homes seriously as both a home and a viable investment opportunity.
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