If you’re looking at small mobile homes and are unsure whether or not the floor plans provide enough room for you and your family to be truly comfortable, you’ve come to the right place. There are ways to utilize space in even the smallest of floor plans to make your new home feel spacious, it’s just about knowing how to maximize the space you have.
Benefits of Small Manufactured Homes
Let’s face the facts: the housing market is intense right now – and its forecast is unpredictable. Owning a home is a quintessential part of the American dream, and at Jacobsen Homes we believe that you should be able to make that dream come true without going completely broke in the process.
Build Equity Without Breaking the Bank
One of the biggest benefits of owning your home is the way it creates wealth. When you rent a space, your money is going right into someone else’s pockets and any time, effort, or elbow grease you might put into keeping your rental nice is all for the benefit of the landlord. Purchasing a small manufactured home, however, is a great way to ease into home ownership without breaking the bank. Once you own your home, you get all the benefits of building equity, and you get to reap the rewards of upgrading or renovating your home first hand.
Make it Feel Like Home
Owning a small manufactured home gives you ample opportunity to design and decorate just like you would any other house. That means you get to make your space feel like home. If it’s your first time owning a home, there’s no denying that transforming a space from a place you live to a place where your life happens is a hard feeling to beat. The added benefit of a smaller mobile home is that you can decorate your home on a budget without the space feeling too sparse. It’s also easier to thread an interior design theme throughout your home in a smaller space than it is to keep that aesthetic going through a larger home.
A smaller energy efficient manufactured home usually means a smaller utility bill. Smaller spaces to heat and cool can lead to big energy savings long term, and the need for fewer lighting fixtures to keep your entire home well-lit adds up over time as well.
Maximizing Your Small Manufactured Home’s Space
So, how do you make the most of your small manufactured home’s space without making it feel cramped? There are a number of ways to get the most out of your square footage, but here are a few key tips to get you started.
Wherever you can, build upward. Especially in the kitchen, there are many storage solutions that utilize vertical space rather than horizontal to help you pack the most in the smallest spaces. Consider vertical pantry organizers or slide-in spice racks that fit snugly between your counters and appliances. In closets you can maximize space in a similar fashion, utilizing organizers with several storage compartments on top of each other. As you plan your new home’s furniture, think about creative ways you can build “up” instead of “out.”
Who says a table can only be a table? These days there are so many options for furniture that does double, triple, or even quadruple duty – and you should absolutely take advantage of these innovations to make the most of your small space. Ottomans, beds, and couches offer additional storage underneath them. Choose a coffee table that has hidden compartments (some even have built-in fridges!) or can easily transform into a desk if you work remotely. Wherever it makes sense, utilize multi-functional furniture to save space without sacrificing function in your new home.
Keeping things tidy will make a major difference in a small space, so it’s important to have a plan of attack when it comes to cleaning and organizing your small manufactured home. Having a place for everything – and keeping everything in its place – will be a serious, space-saving asset to you as a homeowner.
Don’t underestimate the power of mirrors when you purchase a small mobile home – they’re a small space’s best friend. Strategically placed mirrors that reflect the most open spaces in your home can make a small room seem twice as large when done right. Plus, a large mirror can be the perfect design focal point for a common area in your home.
How Jacobsen Homes Can Help You Live Your Tiny Home Dreams
Since 1959, Jacobsen Homes has been building manufactured homes of the highest quality, regardless of their size. We offer floor plans ranging from 500 square feet all the way up to 2,000+ so we know all the ins and outs of making an impact with the space you have. Let us help you make your Florida home-owning dreams a reality today.