What comes to mind when you think of a manufactured home? If the words attractive, modern, comfortable or energy efficient aren't among your first thoughts, then we would like to enlighten you about today's manufactured homes.
The old image of a "trailer" is a far cry from the well-built modular homes we see today. The old aluminum boxes have evolved into a much more traditional appearance, complete with shingled pitched roofs, bay windows, and even large decks or covered porches. The skirting is more integral to the overall design and the siding readily takes your favorite shade of paint, unlike it's older aluminum cousin.
Modern elements are becoming standard fare in the latest homes. Look for features like coffered ceilings, open plan layouts, and walk-in closets when you are shopping for a manufactured home. Conveniences are plentiful as well, as most homes are equipped with pantries, spacious laundry rooms, and extra built-ins such as bookcases or entertainment centers.
Today's manufactured homes are built with the climate in mind. For colder climates you will find efficient furnaces and additional insulation, or you may look for those that have a fireplace to further help heat the home. For warmer locations, look for homes with central air conditioning and UV treated windows.
With the wide variety of styles and floor plans available in manufactured homes for sale on the market, there is something for everyone. From country to chic, and from cozy to modern, you will not have to look too far to find a budget-friendly home that is perfect for your needs and family situation.