Most people do not typically consider manufactured homes when they are trying to find a property that will build in value. Now is the time to begin tossing a manufactured home into the mix. Mobile/manufactured homes are more popular than ever before on the housing market.
Due to their mobility and increased structural reliability, mobile homes are not nearly what they were thirty years ago. Consider investing in a manufactured home, and check out these useful home improvement ideas to boost your mobile home’s value along the way.
Energy efficiency should be top priority
The name of the game is energy efficiency. Manufactured homes are not exactly known for their ability to save energy. When you make your mobile home more energy efficient, you are automatically one step ahead of the pack when you choose to sell the home.
Installing additions like a compact water heating system, an energy efficient heating/air conditioning system, and added insulation will help make the home exponentially better at preserving heat in the winter and cool in the summer.
Windows, doors, and floors
Upgrading to energy efficient windows, doors, and floors in your manufactured home will always boost the equity of the property. Mobile homes are notorious for wasting energy, and the future is all about efficiency.
You have to keep up with the market trends to compete when you are ready to sell the home. Installing plywood subflooring is also a great idea.
Most mobile homes come stocked with cheap flooring that will only last a few years under heavy wear. Adding plywood subfloors makes the floors sturdy and longlasting.
Fiberglass shower and tub
Most manufactured homes come standard with an inexpensive, plastic shower stall and tub. They are lightweight and easy to install, but a plastic shower will not stand the test of time.
Upgrade the bathroom with a fiberglass shower and tub to rest on those strong plywood floors you installed. The durability of a fiberglass shower will withstand years of bathing, and it will not crack like a plastic shell.
Upgrade kitchen appliances and cabinets
Upgrading the kitchen appliances to energy efficient models should be one of the first things you do to boost the value of your manufactured home. The kitchen is one of the main selling points of a home, so it is always good to invest in its improvement.
Location location location
The placement of your manufactured home matters just as much as what you choose to do with the inside of the building. People will spend money to have a gorgeous view, and that never changes. Choose the placement of your mobile home wisely, and place it on a foundation for added stability.