If you own a manufactured home, you might be asking yourself questions like: How can I increase the value of my home? What can I do to make the most of my space? What are a few simple remodeling projects that I could get started on today?
Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re planning your next move or just looking to give your home some extra polish, there’s no shortage of cost-effective home improvement projects to help you increase your mobile or manufactured home’s equity, boost your curb appeal, and make your house feel like a dream home.
Just like with a stick-built house, making upgrades to your manufactured home can be a great way to make the most of your time in the space while also maintaining (or potentially even increasing) the value of your home.
If you’re planning to put your mobile or manufactured home on the market, home improvement projects can be a great way to attract potential buyers and get more out of your investment. If you’re not planning to sell, making a few small upgrades can help make your space work better for you and even help you save on monthly costs.
Before we jump into the list... While all manufactured homes can benefit from upgrades, most new prefabricated homes already include things like energy-efficient windows, doors, and even appliances. Since manufactured homes continue to increase in quality, there’s a good chance that some items on this list may not apply to your home. But whether you own an older mobile home or a like-new manufactured house, there are always opportunities to make your space feel more comfortable (and add value to your home in the process). On to the list!
This one might seem like a no-brainer but installing new energy-efficient windows and doors is one of the most effective ways to increase the value, curb appeal, and comfort of your home. While many modern manufactured homes already come with energy-efficient windows and doors, this is a perfect upgrade for older prefabricated houses. With one simple enhancement, you can increase equity in your home and make your space more comfortable while you live there.
With plenty of styles to choose from, this is also a great opportunity to customize the look of your home to your liking. The best part? Energy-efficient doors and windows likely will instantly help you save on monthly utility costs by better regulating your home’s temperature and decreasing the strain on your HVAC system.
Remodeling your home can be a serious undertaking, especially for those who don’t have experience in transforming a space. That said, remodeling your kitchen or bathrooms can do wonders for your home’s equity, and they’re one of the most common ways that people choose to upgrade their manufactured homes.
It’s worth mentioning that upgrading your kitchen or bathroom doesn’t have to involve
a complete remodel. By simply swapping out light fixtures, replacing faucets with more
modern options, and choosing a new paint color, you can elevate your space quickly
An important note about remodeling: While upgrading your bathrooms and kitchen can go a long way to boosting your home’s equity, it’s important to hire a professional for any tasks that fall outside of your areas of expertise. For things like plumbing, electrical work, and gas, it’s usually best to hire an expert.
Creating a new outdoor space for your home is a great way to expand your living space and dramatically boost your curb appeal. For those who aren’t planning to move in the near future, a brand-new deck can breathe new life into your space, give you and your family more opportunities to spend time together, and help your home feel more complete. For anyone planning to place their manufactured home on the market, a new deck can add some extra appeal and help potential buyers envision themselves living there.
Much like with remodeling projects, building a deck requires a bit of know-how to do safely and effectively. If you’ve never tackled a project like this in the past, it’s worth looking into hiring a professional to ensure your new deck will be built to last.
If you’re looking for a way to boost the functionality of your home, or if you just want a simple way to lower your monthly utility costs, upgrading old appliances to energyefficient models may be the way to go. This simple upgrade is a great way to improve your home’s long-term value while decreasing your monthly costs.
Plus, with a wide range of styles, colors, and smart features, upgrading to modern appliances can be the perfect opportunity to customize the look of your home while making your space work better for you. Just remember to do plenty of research before selecting your new additions, and be sure to choose models that come with features that are right for you. There’s no need to pay more for bells and whistles if they won’t add value for you and your family.
Upgrading your space doesn’t have to require a large up-front investment. There are plenty of small, cost-effective enhancements you can make to your manufactured home that will boost your enjoyment of the space without emptying your wallet.Here are just a few of the most common upgrades we see:
The truth is, there are hundreds of ways to boost the comfort of your manufactured home and increase your property’s value. You could replace your home’s skirting, replace your HVAC system, or even consider additional insulation if your manufactured home was built prior to the 1970's and may, therefore, not be up to today’s insulation standards. This list is just the tip of the iceberg, but whether you’re looking for a major renovation or a quick way to give your home a makeover, we hope you found these ideas helpful and inspiring!If you have any questions or are in the market for a new manufactured home, the 21st Mortgage team is always here to help. Get in touch with our team today to learn more.