The start of any new year is a great time to begin thinking about ways to improve your home and make it more comfortable and appealing for the years to come.
So, why not enter this new year by choosing a mobile home addition or two for your property?
From mobile home decks to additional rooms, room expansions, and more, there are many ways to expand your liveable space and create more indoor or outdoor areas that you can enjoy throughout the year.
Different Types of Mobile Home Additions
When it comes to major mobile home additions, you’re pretty much only limited by your imagination and budget. But here are a few of the most common and practical options:
Mobile home decks are one of the most popular additions for mobile homes, and rightfully so. A new deck creates a whole new outdoor space that you can use for barbecuing, dining, lounging, and more.
You don’t have to have a lot of free outdoor space to add a mobile home deck, either. Decks can be anything from a small platform in front of your door to a large wraparound deck surrounding your home.
If you prefer the shade or live in an area with a colder climate, consider building a sunroom, a deck with walls, a ceiling, and lots of windows and skylights to let the sunlight into the space. Sunrooms combine indoor and outdoor living to give you the best of both worlds!
Whether you’re about to welcome a new family member or you find yourself running out of space, adding a new room to your mobile home is another option you have.
For example, consider adding an extra bedroom onto one end of your property if you own a single-wide style mobile home.
Or, you might consider adding an adjoining bathroom to the master bedroom or building an extra guest bathroom off of another part of your home.
Although room additions are one of the more expensive types of mobile home additions you can make, they also significantly increase your property value, making them a worthwhile investment.
Existing Room Expansions
Expanding existing rooms is an alternative to adding new rooms when you want more space in your mobile home.
For instance, you could expand your single-wide mobile home into a double-wide, giving you twice the space in every room.
Or, you could extend certain rooms of your home where you most need the space, such as your kitchen, living room, dining area, or bedroom.
Garage or Parking Area
If you don’t already have an attached parking area or one that’s uncovered, another mobile home addition to consider is a garage or a covered parking space.
A covered parking area attached to your mobile home is convenient and keeps your vehicle safer and more protected from the elements.
If you live in a climate with snow and ice storms, a covered parking area can also save you time from cleaning your car in winter.
Raising the Roof
If you don’t have space at the sides of your home to add or extend rooms, another way to make your mobile home more appealing is to raise the roof.
Most standard manufactured homes come with low-pitched roofs, which is relatively easy to change.
Opting for a higher roof pitch not only improves the aesthetics of your home but also offers better support and protection during harsh weather, including heavy rains and snow.
Replacing your existing roof also allows you to add skylights to let more natural light into your home through the roof.
Easy Outdoor Mobile Home Additions
If you don’t have the time, budget, or desire for any of the more major mobile home additions we mentioned above, no worry — there are plenty of minor improvements you can make to your outdoor spaces to get more use and value out of them.
Adding a paver patio or a poured concrete patio is an easy alternative to a new deck for your mobile home that can add just as much outdoor space.
All you have to do is dig out a space in front of your front or back door, then fill it in with the paver stones or concrete of your choice.
Then, you can get creative with some of the other ideas below to add even more utility and appeal to your outdoor space.
If you have a green thumb, flower beds are a simple way to brighten areas outside your home. They can be as big or small as you like, and it’s totally up to you what plants and flowers to fill them with!
Consider adding flower beds to either side of an entryway, around the whole exterior of your home, or next to a patio.
Adding walkways to your mobile home makes it easier and safer to walk around outside. Walkways can also be part of the landscaping, improving the curb appeal of your property.
If you have a larger yard or garden, consider building a walkway that leads to a detached patio or gazebo (more on that below). You can also line walkways with plants and flowers to beautify your outdoor space!
Gazebos are detached, covered outdoor patios or decks that you can either build from scratch or buy pre-manufactured.
A gazebo is a great option when you want a covered outdoor space to enjoy a meal, entertain guests, read, or hang out in the shade during the summer.
Who doesn’t love a good fire? Adding a fire pit to your mobile home’s outdoor area is an easy way to make it cozier and more interesting for entertaining.
Regarding mobile home fire pits, you can build one using bricks, stones, or pavers or buy a pre-built one that you can plop down wherever. Just make sure to keep fire pits well away from the sides of your home and anything flammable!
If you are living in a mobile home community, be sure to follow the rules and regulations of additions and outdoor living spaces. Keeping in contact with the community head along the process is necessary to guarantee things are being done correctly.
It is also important to look at local building codes to ensure you are following the rules and regulations established by your local government. For some additions, you might need permits to start building, so be sure to research before you begin construction.
Improve Your Living Environment
Any mobile home addition you choose for your property will expand your living space and make it more comfortable, not to mention add to your property value, and Star Mobile Home Supply is here to help.
We offer a full range of mobile home supplies that you can use for your mobile home additions and renovations.
Our knowledgeable team will work with you to choose the right supplies for your vision and budget!