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5 Top Customizations To Consider When Purchasing A New Manufactured Home

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.

This is a gorgeous kitchen.

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.

This kitchen has all the upgrades that should be considered.

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.

this family decided to use the extra room as a den.

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.

purchasing a new manufactured home soaker tub
Love the attention to detail in this master bath.
And just look at that shower!

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.

purchasing a new manufactured home closet space
Built-ins are a plus in walk-in closets.
Check out the closet at around the 13:34 mark! It is amazing.

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.

Statement lighting makes an impact over the kitchen bar.

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!

As always, thank you for reading Mobile Home Living®.

Kim Alley
Kim Alley has been a part of Mobile Home Living since 2017 and has written over 300 articles for the site.
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