When purchasing a new manufactured home, whether it be for your growing family or if you are just starting out, it’s worth considering adding some customizations. Not only will these make your new home more your own, but they will also add value to your home if you plan to sell. Of course, the floor plan itself can be changed up to meet your needs but there are so many other upgrades or customizations you can make to your new home. Check out our top five ideas to consider.
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Upgrade Your Kitchen
The kitchen is known as the heart of the home and for good reason. With that in mind, you want to make sure that your kitchen has all the features that make you love the space.
First, most manufactured home kitchens come with standard appliances, however, upgrading to stainless steel can make a huge impact.
Cabinets and countertops are another popular customization to consider when purchasing a new manufactured home. There are tons of different varieties of wood and finishes to choose from for cabinets. And, quartz and wood laminate are two popular countertop options that offer a modern and elegant look while being easy to take care of.
Add An Extra Room
Adding an extra room to your floor plan might not be the first customization you think of when purchasing a new manufactured home, but there are many pluses to it. First off, it can serve many different purposes depending on what your needs are and as your needs change so can the extra room. From a playroom, an office, a tv room, or a guest room, whatever you might need. Also, going from a 3 bedroom manufactured home to a 4 bedroom one could help if you decide to sell your home.
Go All Out in the Master Bath
The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but the master bath is just as important. Ask yourself these questions before picking your options:
- Is a soaker tub on the list of must-haves?
- How much vanity and counter space do you need?
- Walk-in closet part of the bath?
- How big of a linen closet do you need?
The answers to these questions will help you decide what upgrades you can’t live without in the master bath.
Closets, Closets, Closets
It’s important to think about how much closet space you may need when purchasing a new manufactured home. Of course, you can never have enough space, but you can take a look at the floor plan and add closets in all the spots you think would be handy.
Make a Statement With Lighting
When thinking about the lights that will go in your mobile home keep in mind you can upgrade to a chandelier-style dining light, decorative kitchen light, and other light fixture options inside your home. There are also different finishes to choose from. Don’t forget, you can update the outdoor ones as well.
Most dealers that sell new manufactured homes offer customization options including Clayton Home and Palm Harbor just to name a couple. Buying a new manufactured home is a huge step, which is why you want to be sure that you are getting everything you want in your new home.
Of course, upgrading and customizing your new manufactured home won’t be cheap, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be worth it!
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So good luck getting your hands on a new mobile, made to order for you, in less than one year. Figure a year plus.. If you are lucky. And then, you ARE at the mercy of the contract, and delivery “unforseen circumstances,” clause. Difficulty getting materials and the labor to build them in the factories.. we have already tried this route, and bought a 1985 used that was already on a piece of land.. Total gut.. due to the fact it was “fixed up,” while leaving rot on the original subfloors, and going over the original plywood and rotted subfloor with NEW flooring and carpeting.. Talk about a nightmare.. it is what it is. So, we got a used single, with one acre, new well and new electric install from the pole, new septic, all for under 80k. Figure we will need to put in @50k or a bit more, say 75k, to get it where we want it.. Difficult times to do the work on your own, even if YOU know what you are doing… materials, such as 2×6’s go for 10 bucks a piece, and plywood for the subfloor, @80.00 each.. So, now the price of 150 for a decent mobile, or even 175k, is not too far fetched.. Make sure you know what to look for, and check EVERYTHING.. wish we had from the get go.. but, wouldn’t have changed what we did in hindsight.