During your manufactured home search, you’ll have many things to consider throughout the entire process such as home size, design, community, and more. An often overlooked, yet important, part of your home’s design is the appliances you choose.
It’s likely you will have many questions regarding your manufactured home appliances, such as: Does your manufactured home come with appliances? If so, what kind of appliances does it come with? What appliances are optional and what are necessities? What are their different features? Which ones are worth the splurge?
Continue reading as we answer all of these questions and shed some light on the different types of appliances you can choose from for your manufactured home.
What Appliances Come With a Manufactured Home?
Typically, manufactured homes come with a standard refrigerator and a range (stove and oven combination). If your manufactured home is a new construction, your appliances will also be new. Each appliance should come with a manufacturer’s warranty and an owner’s manual, which will tell you how to properly care for and maintain them. Hold onto these documents for safekeeping in case you decide to sell your home or need them for reference.
If you have appliances in your previous home that you’d like to bring into your manufactured home, you can usually move them into your manufactured home. You will need to measure your appliances and the space available to ensure they will fit.
What Kind of Appliances Do You Need for Your Manufactured Home?
When it comes to home appliances, there are many options to choose from. You can opt to have the basic essentials in your home or decide to have every appliance you could possibly need. Essential appliances include a refrigerator with a freezer, a stove and oven or a range, hot water heater, and heating and cooling systems.
Additional home appliances that are highly useful but not considered essential for everyday life include a microwave, garbage disposal, dishwasher, fireplace, clothes washer and dryer, and more. You may also want to purchase countertop appliances such as a toaster or toaster oven, air fryer, coffee or espresso machine, blender, slow cooker, stand mixer, etc.
Home appliances are a worthwhile investment. The amount and type of appliances you get for your home will depend on your lifestyle, needs, and preferences. You should choose appliances that make your life easier and offer convenience and comfort.
When It Comes to Appliances for Manufactured Homes, What Are the Options?
Just like site-built homes, you can choose what kind of appliances you want to include in your manufactured home. There are many options to choose from, and you want to make sure you’re choosing the appliances that have the features, benefits, and visual appeal you’ll appreciate long-term.
Keep in mind that if you don’t want to add or upgrade your appliances upfront, you can always purchase more or change them later on.
Electric or Gas Appliances
Gas-powered appliances use propane or natural gas. These typically use less energy than electric appliances, which can help you save money. Electric appliances, on the other hand, are usually more affordable upfront. Both types of appliances have their respective safety concerns. Because of their risk of gas leaks, your home will need to have proper ventilation and a carbon monoxide detector if you have gas appliances. Electric appliances have the risk of fire or electrical shock if they aren’t installed properly, however, this risk is low.
The type of appliances you want could affect where you place your home, and vice versa. For example, if you choose to place your home on your own land, and it doesn’t have gas utility connectors, you may need to opt for electric appliances. Your manufactured home dealer will help you find a home site that has utility connectors compatible with your appliances, or appliances compatible with your desired home site.
In addition to having your manufactured home constructed with energy-efficient features, you can also choose energy-efficient appliances. Energy-efficient appliances are a great way to lower your environmental impact and carbon footprint. They also increase your manufactured home’s resale value and can help you save money on energy costs while still giving you the quality and comfort you want.
Choose an ENERGY STAR®-certified appliance to ensure you’re getting the best in energy efficiency.
Luxury appliances have a range of different features and finishes that can best suit your lifestyle and the style of your luxury manufactured home. At Jacobsen Homes, for example, we offer a variety of different kitchen appliance packages.
Our stainless steel gourmet kitchen collection is a customer favorite. It features sought-after appliances, such as:
- ENERGY STAR®-certified refrigerator with a water filtration system and in-door ice and water dispenser
- ENERGY STAR®-certified large tub dishwasher
- Half-horsepower garbage disposal
- Self-cleaning range with a ceramic glass top
- Spacemaker microwave
What Should You Do if You Need an Appliance Repair or Replacement?
Before you request an appliance repair or replacement, consult your owner’s manual and try what you can to get it to work. If the appliance still isn’t working, check to see if it’s under warranty. Your warranty will contain your appliance manufacturer’s contact information and specify the terms of repair or replacement eligibility, such as what type of damage or defects are covered. If the appliance’s warranty has expired, weigh the benefits and cost of a repair versus a replacement.
Opt for a replacement if your appliances are beyond repair or if you simply aren’t happy with them and want to upgrade to a luxury or energy-efficient appliance. In addition, older and outdated appliances are likely to have issues arise more frequently such as parts breaking or failing, so you may be better off replacing them completely. Before you replace an appliance, make sure you measure the space so that you know the new one will fit. Hire professional help to replace your appliances, as they can be difficult and dangerous to move and hook up.
You may want to fix your appliance if it’s still relatively new or if the cost of a repair works better with your current budget. If you decide to repair it, hire a professional to guarantee it gets repaired properly. Do not risk your own safety or that of your family by attempting to repair your home appliances yourself.
Choose Safe, Durable Manufactured Homes by Jacobsen Homes
At Jacobsen Homes, our manufactured homes are built to last. Each home comes with a range and a refrigerator, and we offer a variety of high-quality, versatile appliances to choose from should you wish to add more appliances to your home or upgrade your current ones. In addition, we offer different optional appliance packages to ensure you’re getting what you need at the best value.
Our design team will work with you to find the best options for your space — whether you’re looking for appliances that are energy-efficient, small and space-saving, or luxurious, we have the perfect fit for you.
Contact us today to create your dream home.