Watch for These Spectacular Manufactured Housing Trends Coming To a Community Near You Soon
Today’s modern manufactured homes & modular homes are high quality, energy efficient and just as safe and storm resistant as site built homes. What we sometimes forget to extol is that manufactured homes are also at the forefront when it comes to design, style and innovation trends. These manufactured housing trends were on display at the recently concluded 2017 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show.
Attendees of the annual industry-only show in Kentucky were especially impressed with this year’s offerings. Many of those gathering at the show were manufactured home community operators and for good reason. According to to the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) one-third of new manufactured homes purchased are placed in manufactured home communities.
Members of the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association attended and were impressed with what that saw at this year’s Louisville Show. The MMHA filed the following report of those impressions.
Manufactured Housing Trends
OKEMOS, MI –(Marketwired – February 21, 2017) – When manufactured homes like those on display at the Louisville Manufactured Home Show earlier this year — wow seasoned experts including members of MMHA, the consumers are going to love them.
According to Barb Margosian, director of operations at Sherwood Properties, Michigan, the featured homes were first class examples of modern manufactured housing “with every amenity you can imagine, and even some I never thought of.” Margosian noted, “Some of these new bathrooms are like a vacation spa destination.” Accentuated by graceful door free showers and adorned with ample tile work, these units featured high-end fixtures and stunning cabinetry with prodigious amounts of storage.
Kevin Garthus, the national product manager at Skyline Corporation, provided the following insights. “New trends such as kitchens with multiple accent woodgrains and spacious islands paired with informal dining spaces are very popular with today’s consumers. Additionally, huge walk-in tile showers, rustic interior barn doors, tall sidewalls with trey ceilings and LED lighting are a few of the newest features in manufactured housing. Skyline Homes is excited to bring these design elements to our product offerings.”
Per the director of operations for Adventure Homes, Rich Rice, gray is the new beige in wall color and flooring. “Two-tone kitchen cabinet layouts continue to be in style with espresso and cream as well as gray and cream combinations. Our kitchen islands, with accented colors different from the rest of the kitchen, look like upscale furniture.”
Rice further explained, “Upgrades in electronics and ‘Smart’ components are also important features for homeowners. Adventure Homes places Wi-Fi routers on top of kitchen cabinets for whole house coverage and has incorporated LED technology both in standard and accent lighting for cleaner ‘daylight’ light and energy savings.”
“These homes showcase top design elements where the industry is heading,” said Darren Inge, director of the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association, MMHA. “We expect these styles and options to be very popular with consumers, especially those who haven’t considered manufactured homes lately.”
The Michigan Manufactured Housing Association is dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of manufactured home and modular home living and connecting people interested in finding a community or home to MMHA members. For more information, visit www.michhome.org.
Editor’s note: According to the state of Michigan tax officials there are approximately 200,000 families living in manufactured home communities, a popular lifestyle choice in the “Wolverine State.”
Manufactured Housing Trends: Skyline Home’s Brookstone 9194E
You are invited to take a unique 3D virtual tour of a community oriented manufactured home produced by Skyline Homes of Sugarcreek, Ohio that typifies the response from MMHA and other attendees at the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show.
The Skyline Homes Brookstone 9194E – featuring two bedrooms, two baths, a den or optional third bedroom, a fully integrated and full width covered porch and boasting 1,474 sq.ft. of well planned indoor living space. Enjoy!
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