Manufactured homes have come a long way over the years. Today’s new manufactured home designs have all the luxuries of a site built home but at half the cost. A perfect example of these new homes would be this farmhouse style double wide named the Lulamae from Buccaneer.
There are some gorgeous features in this home. And there are some odd features that we question a bit. Let’s see what you think:
Please remember that we are not affiliated with any dealers or builders so this is just our thoughts and opinions about the homes based on the images. We just like to look at nice manufactured homes and talk about them.
The Farmhouse Rustic
The kitchen is the star of this farmhouse-inspired manufactured home. Exposed beam ceilings, stainless steel appliances, heavy rustic shelving and light fixtures make for a great combination. The kitchen and dining room also have tons of large windows that provide some amazing natural light.
Wood Grain Floors and Shiplap Walls
The living room in this manufactured home features woodgrain flooring and shiplap walls for a gorgeous farmhouse look. Beams complete the look.
Luxury Bathroom with a Twist
Bathrooms are definitely important in new manufactured home designs. The market always dictates supply and home buyers demand a great kitchen and an even better bathroom (even though I read that most homeowners don’t actually use their soaking tubs very often).This large tiled shower is fabulous!
And in this installment of what were they thinking………
I have a few questions about this bathroom.
I’m not so sure I need french doors right beside my tub. Maybe it’s just me but privacy is pretty high on my list for bathrooms. I dunno, it just seems putting the french doors in the bedroom would be a better decision?
I think manufactured home designers and builders just try too hard sometimes?The sinks and cabinetry almost makes up for the silly door placement. Shiplap makes another appearance and the dark framed mirrors and countertops are pretty great.
New Manufacture Home Designs for the Exterior
New manufactured home designs are offering more floor plans. One popular option is adding exterior living spaces on the frame. It certainly removes the hassle of having to build a porch or deck. It also makes the the porch blend in better with the home since its all under one roof. However….
However, on frame porches and decks are taking away from your heated living space/square footage and you likely will pay more per square foot for a porch.
This home is between $116,000 and $151,000 alone, add the ground prep and installation to that you end up paying around $95 per square foot for a porch. Fixr.com shows the national average per square foot for a covered porch is $67.00.
This is a unique home even for new manufactured home designs. I love that kitchen!
This manufactured home’s floor plan seems laid-out well and has a lot of great features. The decor is the cherry on top.
Just a Few Thoughts about New Manufactured Home Designs
Be careful with homes like this. You don’t want to buy a home with trendy elements that are built into the home and difficult to change. It’s hard to tell what home decor designs will be popular in 5 years.
Another thing to think about is the cost of upgrades like the light fixtures and faucets. Those are elements that you can usually update yourself at significant savings.
With manufactured homes you can start with a basic floor plan and personalize it to your own personal taste, just like you can in a stick built construction. You can also leave it plain (at a cost savings, of course) and decorate it all yourself.
In all, I really like this home. It’s unique and definitely offers some trendy features. I do question the french doors beside the tub but I like privacy in a bathroom. Second, the on-frame porch seems to be a questionable move financially (on a price per foot basis). Lastly, I’m hesitant about manufactured homes with overly trendy decor ‘built in.’
Note: Remember, we are not affiliated with any dealers or builders (we think they are all a little shady and will continue to be until they stop selling HOUSES like used cars).
We do like to talk about manufactured homes, though. Like, a whole, whole lot….
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