Manufactured homes are constructed to be cost-effective, which is why most of them come with standard features. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t customize and upgrade your new manufactured home to suit your tastes and lifestyle. At Baird Homes, you only need to present your desired designs before the construction begins. Here are five upgrades you can include in your new manufactured home to enhance its visual appeal and meet your family’s needs.
- Living Room Upgrades
Your home living spaces speak a lot about your style and also play a significant role in ensuring the comfort and appeal of your interiors. When choosing your ideal manufactured home, you have the option to customize your floor plans from a variety of existing ones offered by the manufacturers. Going for an open floor plan for your new manufactured home is an upgrade that will give your home a modern feel.
Not only do open-plan designs make your home more spacious, airy, and brighter, they also improve the quality of your relationships by encouraging interaction and bonding. This is because you can easily connect with other family members while in different areas of your home. Combining spaces also enhances navigation and makes it easy to get to the different areas of your home.
If you are thinking about selling your new manufactured home in the future, an open floor plan will fetch you more value as it is a favorite for most home buyers. Don’t forget to add bi-fold doors for easy accessibility of other rooms and outdoor spaces.
- Bathroom Upgrades
While bathrooms can be challenging to upgrade, you can turn your bathroom into a modern functional space with simple upgrades that will have an immense impact. It is the perfect place also to let your personality and taste of style shine through. You can create a stylish and functional bathroom by adding the following features.
- Drop-in soaker tubs
- Ceramic Walk-in showers
- Freestanding tubs
- Separate bath and shower
- Jetted bathtubs
Instead of using plastic bathtubs, opt for fiberglass bathtubs, which not only last longer but are also well insulated, so your bubble baths remain hot for longer. Your faucets and showerheads can also benefit from brushed metal or bronze materials for a contemporary look. You can also make a small bathroom look bigger by incorporating higher bathroom ceilings. Lastly, custom shelving in your bathroom will provide ample storage for your bathroom supplies.
- Kitchen Upgrades
The kitchen is the heart of every home and can be used for cooking as well as entertaining guests. The right features, such as stainless-steel appliances will make your kitchen look sleek, modern, and stylish. The good thing is that they are also durable and easy to clean and maintain.
Instead of the typical white backsplash, play with patterned and colored tiles for a dramatic effect that will have your kitchen standing out. You can also incorporate a kitchen island which comes in handy when you are preparing food or grabbing a quick meal.
Little things like tapware and cabinet handle also go a long way in adding a touch of class to your kitchen. For countertops, consider whether your preferred choice is durable, waterproof, as well as stain and scratch-resistant. You can opt for wooden countertops for a rustic feel or granite and marble for a premium feel. Tiles are also a popular countertop choice in addition to laminate and quartz.
Lighting can completely change how your kitchen looks by creating ambiance and flattering actual colors. What’s more, you can create the illusion of a big kitchen by having more light in a small kitchen. Some lighting upgrades to consider include accent lighting to set the mood in addition to general and task lighting. Adding a dimmer switch is the easiest way to make your kitchen lighting function in all three ways, as you can change the light from very bright to dim at the touch of a button.
An exterior upgrade will not only boost your new manufactured home’s curb appeal but also improve the value of your home. Adding a deck or a porch to your manufactured home creates an outdoor entertainment space for relaxing and entertaining your loved ones while enjoying great outdoors views. Upgrading exterior doors to bigger sizes and steel materials, complete with double glazed windows and deadbolts are also a great way to upgrade your new manufactured home.
Pitched roofs are sturdy and structurally durable, which makes them a better option compared to flat roofs. They can stand up to strong winds and prevent both rainwater and snow from pooling on the roof, which jeopardizes its integrity. As you upgrade your roof, also opt for wider eaves as they go hand in hand with pitched roofs. Instead of shingles, choose metal roofs as they last longer and help in keeping your home comfortable during hot seasons.
Lastly, adding a garage to your new manufactured home will have it looking like a site-built home. You can decide to have the garage attached to the house, or separately built.
- Insulation and Flooring
New manufactured homes are typically constructed to be energy efficient with insulation placed on the roof, walls, floors, and crawlspaces. Your home’s insulation is usually suited to meet the R-Value requirements for your location. However, you can boost the energy efficiency of your home by insulation with higher R-Values, especially if you live in a cold area.
Vinyl flooring in kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms is a standard feature in most manufactured homes. You can, however, upgrade your flooring with options such as tile, wood vinyl, and carpeting of different qualities colors and thicknesses. Vinyl flooring throughout the home is especially ideal if you have a family member with mobility challenges.
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If you are looking for new manufactured homes that you can customize and add a personal touch, your search ends at Baird Homes. Contact us today for high quality, affordable, and reliable manufactured homes from reputable builders.