Purchasing a manufactured home (a house built in a controlled environment and relocated to the proper location) can save you money while allowing you to enjoy all the comforts of a conventionally constructed house. If you prefer the look of a conventional house, it is possible to disguise your manufactured home and make it look like it has always belonged in its current location.
Things You'll Need
- Roof shingles
Select some fieldstones that match the color of your home. One of the telltale signs of a manufactured home is its raised platform. You can put siding around the bottom of your home to disguise and protect the lower half of their manufactured home, but a stone border gives your home more of a permanent and attractive look. Mix some cement and use it to hold the stones together while you border the lower half of your manufactured home.
Construct a hooded porch or patio for your manufactured home. A hooded porch or patio hides a great portion of your home behind an inviting walk space. It also adds extra shape to your home, which you normally wouldn’t see on a manufactured home. Most manufactured homes have a simple rectangle shape.
Build an indoor garage for your home. Most manufactured homes do not come with this feature. It alters the shape of the home much like a porch or patio. The garage is also a convenient thing to have for any home.
Change the siding on your home to something like wood or stone. Most average manufactured homes came in dull vinyl siding. Adding a new variety of siding can give your manufactured home the look of a log cabin or a stone cottage.
Add another story to your home. One of the greatest things about a manufactured home is its versatility. You can ask the home manufacturer if it has another story already made and add it on as a kit or simply start construction on a new story. A slanted roof with dormers can help drastically alter the image of your home, making it barely recognizable as a manufactured home.