What To Avoid When Furnishing A Manufactured Home

What To Avoid When Furnishing A Manufactured Home Image

Decorating a new manufactured home can be an exhilarating experience. New furniture, new décor, new everything—and who doesn't like a fresh start?

Of course, it's possible to get carried away. Since these are affordable homes, you may have a little extra money to spend on furniture. Resist the urge to splurge! Spend some time thinking about your new space. There are certain pieces of furniture that just don't work well in tight quarters. If you're out shopping, we recommend giving these items a pass.

Oversized Items

Space is your most limited resource here, so be sure to use it wisely. Sprawling sofas and large tables are probably going to take up more room than they're worth.

Sharp-Cornered Tables or Shelves

No way around it, walking through a crowded manufactured home can be a bit of an obstacle course, especially for guests that aren't used to narrow walkways. A coffee table with right-angled corners is a spiky, ground-hugging trap for unwary knees. Round tables are more appropriate in manufactured affordable homes.

Always be mindful of how much space you have. You may have to pass on certain furniture pieces, but in the long run you'll appreciate the extra space.