Unless you "custom build" your new modular home, chances are you'll select a floor plan exactly like someone else, especially if you choose a basic model right off the dealer's lot! But with a few simple and affordable options added, your new manufactured or modular home can become "uniquely yours".
Below are a few easy and unique ways to add custom options to your new home, while still keeping your overall cost down:
Living Room/Entryway - Add elegance and an "Old World" feel to your home's entrance with columns, either free standing or mounted on knee-walls on each side of your doorway. Arched headers, either squared or rounded, are also a great way to add an inviting feel leading from room to another.
Kitchen/Dining Room - Since the kitchen and dining room are two of the most used rooms in the house, it makes sense to add extra touches to these frequently gathered rooms. As in the living room, columns can add classic style, as well as serve as a "room divider", especially if your kitchen is closely connected to your living room or dining room. And in the dining room, consider a trey ceiling, trimmed in the same color paint as the walls to add synchronicity and a formal feel. Drop lighting or unusual light fixtures all add a personal touch and unique look to any kitchen!
Bathroom- Your bathroom should be a place of comfort, relaxation and luxury. A few simple touches can make a "blah" bathroom suddenly go GORGEOUS! Consider a round tub instead of the usual elongated tub, especially if you're limited for space. Add a bottom beaded wallboard and you've created a private retreat that you'll never want to leave! For a more elegant feel, many manufacturers offer a "luxury spa" version which includes a fireplace and spa-like features such as a rainwater shower head.
Exterior Options- Dormers, chimneys, porches and siding are all easy ways to set your home apart from other houses on the block, using unique colors, styles and materials. Consider a stone chimney if you have a fireplace for a rustic and warm look. Torn between vinyl and brick? Why not use both to add character and style. Dormers can add the illusion of space, created added light or add interest to a boring roofline. And if you're really bold, consider an "untraditional" brightly colored front door to really attract attention!
Just keep in mind when adding options that costs can escalate very quickly! You may have to sacrifice features in one room in order to get "bonus" features in others. Determine which options will be used the most by your family, as well as which ones will add the most long-term value to your home. Frank's Home Place always shows you the cost of your selected options UP FRONT, so you can "pick and choose" the options you want, while still keeping within your home buying budget!
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