Ways to Upgrade Your Manufactured Home Exterior

Posted: January 19, 2017 by Jacobsen Homes

*Updated April 2, 2020

If you’re ready to enhance your manufactured home’s exterior, there are several design ideas to choose from. 


  • Porch designs with decking covering the length of the house
  • Dormers and porch overhangs
  • Wraparound porch designs
  • Decks and railings with painted or treated wood materials
  • Basic landscaping and foundational plants
  • Window awnings
  • Manufactured home skirting

Are you wondering what that might look like for your manufactured home? Here are just a few examples of the many ways you can upgrade your home to make it feel more unique. These images include the Signature-Imperial Model floor plan, which includes a 6- to 12-foot roof pitch and 9-foot flat ceilings.  

Note: The porch customizations and landscaping rendered are for illustration only and are not options offered by Jacobsen Homes directly.

Custom Porch 

Adding a porch creates more outdoor space for casual seating and entertaining and the illusion of an overall larger house. A dressed-up curb with landscaping and steps leading to an inviting porch space gives your home style and character, not to mention an area for hosting guests.

Porch Link Dormer and Overhang

This simple yet sharp option is a front-only porch with steps inviting you to your door. The line dormer and beams add a unique touch that makes the entryway feel more open.

Custom porch link dormer, front-only porch overhang

Wraparound Porch

A wraparound porch is another great way to customize the exterior of your manufactured home, as it can add more space for entertaining while making your home appear larger.

Wraparound Porch with Overhang

The custom wraparound porch overhang can change the entire look of your home while also providing some protection from the Florida sun.

Custom wraparound porch overhang with decking, posts and railings.

Wraparound Porch with Link Dormer and Overhang

This customization offers the same wraparound porch overhang, but the addition of the link dormer makes it look like a different house entirely. 

custom porch link dormer and wraparound porch overhang

Custom Wraparound Deck

If the overhang porch isn’t quite your style, go with a wraparound deck. It not only looks great, but it significantly opens up space around your manufactured home, creating a tailored look.

Wraparound decking and railings, (no roof overhang).

Gardening and Landscaping

As all of the illustrations show, gardening and landscaping can elevate the appearance of your manufactured home. But your upgrades can include more than just gardening beds around your porch; you can add greenery next to your front door, along borders and walkways, and on your porch itself.

Window Awnings

It’s hard to drive around a Florida neighborhood and not spot an awning. These window shades help keep out sunlight, keeping your home comfortable cool. They also help with privacy and stopping noisy rainfall from hitting your windows directly.

Manufactured Home Skirting

Skirting wraps around your manufactured home, covering the base of the home to the ground. Skirting is both functional and aesthetic. It protects your home’s lower exterior and pipes from rodents, mold, and the effects of mother nature. It also restricts access below the home for children and pets. Additionally, it boosts your home’s curb appeal, which can help with resale value. 

Customizing the exterior of your Jacobsen Home is an investment you will enjoy for years to come. As you can see from the illustrations, there are several different options to make your manufactured house truly feel like home. Find your nearest model center to talk to our experts about making customized upgrades to your home today.