Manufactured homes typically provide a refrigerator and range (stove and oven). Sometimes they can include a washer/dryer, garbage disposal, dishwasher, air-conditioning and even smaller appliances like a microwave oven. Many home centers/dealers offer appliance packages to choose from depending on your price budget and requirements. This is to provide a smooth, quick and easy move in your new home.
Have the appliances fit the look
This is a big consideration in choosing to save money or buying them yourself. Your appliance might not fit the look, or space given. Bring your tape measurer to see if the current home appliances you intended to bring with you will fit into your new home.
Note that each appliance should come with their own warranty and owner’s manual. You need to keep these documents safe and note the duration for any future repairs. It is also needed should you sell your manufactured home to another. (1)
Manufacturer’s warranty should help cover any defects in factory-installed appliances, heating, plumbing and electrical systems. Poor installation, poor maintenance, lack of care and repair from unauthorized dealers will not be covered under warranty so be sure to check those manuals to avail of them well.
U.S. home manufacturer Tyrone Woods gives their units a dishwasher and fridge so that one can move in instantly upon delivery. (2)
The home dealer should also assist you with the correct appliances to buy. If you opt for a gas powered appliance, does your site have the appropriate connectors available? Are the utilities available on site compatible with your chosen appliances? Would you have to switch to an electric version instead and can they provide this for you? (3)
Now that the crucial stuff is covered, let’s appliance shop!
The essentials in appliances would be the following: (3)
- Refrigerator with freezer
- Stove and oven OR range (a combination of both)
- Hot Water Heater
- Heating and Cooling System
Other useful everyday appliances you could request are:
- Garbage Disposal
- Clothes Washer/Dryer
You can even inquire if there’s an option to provide your countertop appliances like a toaster, microwave oven, coffee machine, blender, crock pot, rice cooker, air fryer, juicer and all that jazz.
Just as these home center companies provide furniture packages, they’ll also give you a variety of appliance packages. Maybe you’d like the stainless steel look, an all black or a 50’s American home look?
U.S. manufacturer Jacobsen provides Energy Star appliances, which save on electricity keeping energy bills down!
- ENERGY STAR®-certified refrigerator with a water filtration system and in-door ice and water dispenser
- ENERGY STAR®-certified large tub dishwasher
- Half-horsepower garbage disposal
- Self-cleaning range with a ceramic glass top
- Spacemaker microwave
You don’t need to be in the U.S. or buy a Jacobsen home to get that kind of energy efficiency. Just look out for the energy star label when choosing your appliances!
With all the tips above, I hope this helps you make the best decision in maximizing your manufactured home purchase.
Happy Home Shopping!
- Adkins, C. (2019, November 19). Things to know when buying a new manufactured home. Mobile Home Living. Retrieved May 2022, from https://mobilehomeliving.org/9-steps-buying-a-new-manufactured-home/
- Becker, J. (2021, July 2). What is included when buying a new manufactured home?: Tyrone. Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community. Retrieved May 2022, from https://tyronewoodsmhc.com/what-is-included-when-buying-a-new-manufactured-home/
- Jacobsen Homes. (2021, August 23). Do manufactured homes come with appliances? Do Manufactured Homes Come With Appliances? | Jacobsen Homes. Retrieved May 2022, from https://www.jachomes.com/Resources/Blog/August-2021/Manufactured-Home-Appliances