Florida-Based Design Ideas for Manufactured Home Owners

Posted: May 26, 2021 by Jacobsen Homes
Manufactured home living in Florida is on the rise — and it’s no wonder why. Florida ranks at number 10 on U.S. News’ Overall Best States Rankings list. Its beautiful natural scenery, flourishing economy, vast work opportunities, and more are all reasons people have been flocking to Florida.

Compared to site-built homes, manufactured homes are cost-effective, versatile, and built using a streamlined construction process, making them an increasingly popular housing choice for Florida homeowners. 

Learn top Florida-based manufactured home design trends you can include when designing the exterior and interior of your manufactured home.

Florida Design Ideas For Your Home’s Exterior

Additional Outdoor Space 

With Florida’s warm, sunny weather, it’s likely you’ll want to spend a lot of time outside. Upgrade your manufactured home’s exterior and maximize your square footage with a deck or porch. These beautiful home additions create a place where you and your family can spend time enjoying the outdoors. 

Add a deck to get maximum sun throughout the day, or a porch with an overhang to have a shaded outdoor area. Customize your patio’s configuration. Keep your patio along the length of the front of your home or make it a full wraparound porch. Add plenty of comfortable seating, potted plants, string lights, decorations, and any other personal touches to make your patio feel like an extension of your home.

Ornamental Landscaping

Increase curb appeal by adding lush landscaping to your yard. Choose from a variety of native and non-native plants to help your yard flourish. 

Plant palm trees to increase shade and create a tropical, Florida-inspired result. Add oak trees for a beautiful, rustic finishing touch. Make your own oasis with lush greenery including shrubs, bushes, and vines. Add color to your landscaping design with annual or perennial Florida native flowers such as milkweed, beach sunflowers, azaleas, and purple coneflowers. Choose a finishing touch to enhance visual appeal like wood mulch, which retains soil moisture, or gravel pebbles, which ward off weeds.

Custom Colors

Choose a color scheme that complements your home’s structural design. Lighter colors can help you keep your home cooler — enabling you to cut energy costs during the hot summer months. 

Brown, tan, and white are many homeowners’ go-to neutral colors. Choose cool-toned neutrals such as grey or green for understated elegance. Make a statement with a red, yellow, or blue exterior.

Large Windows 

Incorporating large windows in your home’s design helps each room feel more spacious and open. Large windows also let in maximum natural light, which can help you cut energy costs. What’s more, natural light livens up your living space and can benefit your mental and physical health, sleep quality, and more

Control how much light gets in by adding finishing touches such as sheer curtains, adjustable shades, or a combination of both. 

Florida Design Ideas For Your Home’s Interior 

Open Floor Plan 

As a home design trend established in the 1950s, open floor plans are a great way to keep the main living areas of your home connected. Open floor plans allow for better traffic flow and make socializing between rooms easy. 

Open floor plans give you the flexibility to design your home according to how you use it and what’s best for your lifestyle. Use your furniture to unify or separate each living space. Arrange larger furniture pieces, such as your couch or dining room table, to create distinct spaces in your home. Turn your furniture toward the room’s center and place them along the walls to create one unified space that’s open and inviting. 

Cozy Fireplace 

While Florida is known for its hot, humid weather, many homes contain fireplaces. If you choose to live in North Florida, you’ll appreciate a fireplace when the temperature drops below freezing. Other parts of the state can experience cold weather. A fireplace adds a nice, cozy touch your family will appreciate on those occasional cold nights. 

Customize your mantel to make your fireplace match the rest of your design. Use stone to complement a natural, rustic style. Select a white mantel with a sleek, angular design to match an elegant, modern style. 

Monochromatic Color Scheme 

Creating a color scheme you love will help you make your house feel that much more like home. Monochromatic color schemes are currently trending in home design. Start with your main neutral color on the walls. Use light colors on your walls, ceilings, and floors to increase energy efficiency. 

Add variety with your backsplashes, countertops, cabinets, hardware, and other parts of your home. Implement different tones and shades of your chosen color palette throughout each of these features. Incorporate different patterns and textures in your home’s furniture and decorations to keep your design interesting. Change it up with an occasional pop of color. 

Spacious Kitchen 

For many, the kitchen serves as the main focal point of the house — a place where memories are made and family and friends gather. Design your kitchen to make room for these memories to be made. Maximize your storage space by including plenty of cabinetry. Place high-top seats at your kitchen counter to ensure there is plenty of seating. Add a kitchen island for more prep space, and include seating, cabinets, or both in your kitchen island to optimize your square footage. 

Create a Custom Home With Jacobsen Homes 

At Jacobsen Homes, our dedicated design team will work with you to create the home you love. You can customize your manufactured home with many highly sought-after characteristics including energy-efficient features, luxury materials, spacious rooms, and more. 

Contact us today to get started. Schedule a tour to view our high-quality manufactured homes in person.