7 Ways To Increase Your Mobile Home Curb Appeal

by Jan 29, 2018Blog, DIY, Remodeling

Think your mobile home curb appeal is a little lacking? Have no fear, we’re here to give you some ideas!

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Sprucing up the front of your mobile home can range from a quick run to the store for a small item to a several-day DIY project. The point is, there’s something in this list for any budget. With a little patience, you can build up to the bigger expenses. So here are seven ways to increase your mobile home curb appeal.

1. Landscaping

Landscaping can be as complicated or as simple as you like.

Something as simple as picking up trash, raking leaves, and mowing the lawn can work wonders on giving your home a put-together look. The point is, you can start today on your landscaping. You don’t have to start big.

Additionally, you can make bigger changes to the overall look. For instance, try planting flowers around your mailbox. Or maybe you want some shade to help keep your home cool. Add some bushes or shade trees along with a few other plants that are easy to care for.

Window boxes add a bit of whimsy charm to any home. Fences are also a nice touch. Your sidewalk leading up to the front door is perfect for prettying up.

You can express your taste through your yard decor, plants, and placement of these things. Think about what your goals are for your home. Is it mainly a getaway from work for you and your special other? Or a place to exercise hospitality and share with friends and family? If you have kids, a fun swing set would most assuredly be an asset providing hours of play and exercise for the children!

Essentially, think of your yard as a canvas.

2. Porch

It’s early morning, the weather is cool out, and the serene stillness is the calm before the day’s rush. Wouldn’t it be nice to start your day by enjoying this stillness? You could sit on a swinging chair on your new porch. With coffee in hand, you quietly pour over the pages of a book to get you revved up for the new challenges that await you.

Morning coffee and book

It’s a relaxing picture, isn’t it? Really, there’s something so inviting and relaxing about a home with a porch.

Porches come in different shapes, sizes, and materials. You can build it yourself or hire a contractor. Front Porch Ideas has some designs to consider.

3. Deck

It’s no secret, a deck can bring hospitality and home enjoyment to a whole new level. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic star-gazing date. A barbecue with your friends and neighbors out in the back deck can make for a delightful afternoon of good conversation and laughter.

Decks can definitely up your mobile home curb appeal. It gives your house the appearance of being bigger, it gives more flexibility for hospitality, and it can look beautiful with the right design and materials.

4. Skirting

Certainly, few things are more unsightly than your mobile home’s exposed structural elements. Skirting not only hides this but also protects your home from weather and from providing a home to unwelcome critters.

Mobile home skirting gives your home a finished look and increases your home’s energy efficiency.

These are all good reasons to consider the addition of skirting to your home. A variety of options for mobile home skirting are available to you such as brick, vinyl, cinder block, and more.

5. Siding

Well, this is a big one but well worth the time and effort. You may need to remove the home’s original siding and give it something a little more updated like cedar or vinyl. Maybe your siding is merely in need of a fresh paint job, so it’s up to you to assess what would be best for your home.

Just know, a siding update can significantly increase the value of your home and give you better energy efficiency.

6. Door

It’s often the first thing your guests come in contact with. This is definitely a must if your door fits the old mobile home stigma. And there’s nothing like a door that adds a pop of color to the exterior look of your home. As with your siding, perhaps all your door need is a fresh coat of paint.

However, if a new door is in order, you may need to order it custom or cut it to size yourself. Make sure you know what you’re doing as no one wants to deal with an ill-fitting door! Remember you’ll be using this on a daily basis, multiple times a day.

7. Mailbox

Whimsical mailbox

A mailbox usually sits at the entrance of your property. It’s the first close-up impression people will have as they’re pulling into your home or walking by your house. Most parks have dedicated mailboxes, however, believe it or not, most mobile homes are located on private property. 

It doesn’t take much to find yourself a charming, gently-used or new mailbox. Check out online yard sales and home improvement stores. Maybe just adding some plants around the mailbox post will do the trick. Remember, it’s the little things that make a big difference.

Give a good first impression with your mobile home curb appeal

There you have it, seven different ways to increase your mobile home curb appeal. It doesn’t take much to give your home that little something extra. Thankfully, the littlest things can work wonders in shaking off the drab to give off some fab.

Now that your home looks so inviting, you’re bound to have lots of visitors. How about some tips on entertaining guests inside your mobile home?

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