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Florida is known for its beautiful weather. On days when the sun beams down and practically begs you to spend time outside, one of the best ways to heed that call is by enjoying your porch.

Making the most of your manufactured home’s exterior space is an important part of fully enjoying your life as a homeowner. These manufactured home porch ideas can help you do just that.

Choose Your Manufactured Home’s Porch

One major benefit of choosing a manufactured home versus a site-built home is the versatility they provide. While we offer many prebuilt options with set floor plans for those who aren’t interested in making a lot of design choices, we also offer a variety of options with design flexibility for those who want to be a little more involved in the creation of their dream home. That means you get to have a say in where your manufactured home’s porch is located and what it looks like.


What kind of porch do you want? For some families, a front porch with an overhang provides the perfect amount of space and protection and fits the look they are aiming to achieve. For others, a wraparound porch that makes a statement is the way to go. If neither of these options is calling your name, some of our floor plans allow for a custom porch solution, like a wraparound deck. Choosing your structure will help inform the design and landscaping choices that make your manufactured home’s porch shine.


As with all of our homes, you’ll be able to choose from a number of design options that make your new manufactured house really feel like home – and those design options extend to the porch as well.

Choosing the best design for your home’s porch is really about your personal style and the intended use of the space. Once you have an idea of how you foresee your family using the space, you can make design choices that support that vision.

Create an Outdoor Oasis

We commonly receive questions from prospective homeowners about how getting a manufactured home works if you want to place it on a lot or in a mobile home community. When we discuss these questions with families, one concern that comes up is whether or not a manufactured home feels “at home” with the outdoor surroundings. Thankfully, with the help of outdoor amenities like a porch and landscaping, there’s little reason a manufactured home looks or feels any different than a site-built home. You can have your affordable home and create an outdoor oasis for your family, and the team at Jacobsen Homes can help you do it.

Available Upgrades

While available upgrades vary based on your floor plan and final design, we do our best to offer a variety of options for siding, window awnings, landscaping, as well as perfecting your home with the addition of a patio, porch, or deck. Whatever makes the most sense for you and your family, you can always rest assured that the Jacobsen team goes beyond code when it comes to construction, ensuring that all of our manufactured homes not only meet but exceed the current HUD standards. Even without luxury upgrades, your new Jacobsen manufactured home will be exceptionally built with quality in mind.

Maximizing Outdoor Space Through Manufactured Home Design

While your outdoor space may be limited by the size of your lot, it’s up to you to make your outdoor space feel as large or small as you want. One of the best ways to maximize your home’s porch or deck space is to fill it with things that make it more enjoyable for you and your family. For example, if you’re a gardener, add garden beds to your yard or pots to the patio or deck if you have a small yard to begin with. Choose comfortable furniture that emphasizes the space and highlights your color palette. Incorporate lighter colors for decor when you can, as light colors help spaces feel airier and larger.

Another excellent choice for elevating your manufactured home’s deck, patio, and outdoor space is to pay special attention to your landscaping choices. Landscaping is a major component of your home’s curb appeal, and adding the right combination of bushes, flowers, and other greenery can make all the difference in how the exterior of your home looks and feels.

Enjoy Your Manufactured Home’s Porch to the Fullest

Once the decisions on your porch or deck structure and design have been made and your home is finally ready for you to move in, there’s only one thing left to do: Enjoy! There’s no right or wrong way to appreciate the deck on your manufactured home, but one of our favorite ways is to put the outdoor space you worked so hard to create to use. Invite your new neighbors over for a happy hour or a cookout and make some memories in your new home. Whatever your patio, porch, and deck dreams are, the Jacobsen Homes team is here to help make it a reality with a gorgeous and affordable manufactured home. Contact us to get started today.