Month: August 2020

Window Treatment Ideas for Modular Home Owners

Something you may not have considered when buying a modular home was how to best treat the windows. Mobile home window coverings are a great way to add a pop of color or unique style to your space. When going shopping for window treatments, think about your budget, style, and taste. If you want privacy, look for coverings that provide that. If you want a certain look, research some ideas before you go shopping. Whatever you do, think with intention before you shop if you want to get the best window treatments for your space.

Cover Up

Looking for window coverings can be daunting, even in a small space. With all the options available, it helps Modular Home owners to know what’s out there and what works best in a small space:

  • Shades: easy to install and with lots of varieties, you can easily make your space fun and unique with different shades. They lower energy consumption by blocking sunlight. In the winter they stop heat loss if mounted close to the window. They are affordable for any budget and often you can find deals on open box items in good shape
  • Blinds: if your thing is blinds, you can find them in any shape, sizes, or variety. Wood blinds are a beautiful choice with many finishes for any budget. Winter can be chilly so keep some cold out with nice blinds
  • Draperies: add a touch of luxury to your space with some nice drapes. In all shapes and colors, drapes add color and class

Film it Up

Reflective film treatments may be applied to mobile home windows to cut down on glare and save money. This solution is more permanent as you cannot remove the film from a window. The film reduces heat and glare. Installing it is fairly cheap so consider this alternative if you don’t want to add blinds or have an odd space that just needs a little something to keep sunlight out.

Considering all the options for window treatments, it helps for modular home owners to have a plan. Sit down and design your space. Imagine looking at furnishings and seeing what will work with your space. If you want a certain aesthetic (beachy, coastal, antique or vintage) then look at some of the fabrics and patterns associated with that. Check your budget and see what you can do to design a space you will like but also functions for you while saving money in the process.

Just because a mod home is smaller does not mean it has to compromise quality and beauty. Think through what you want and start shopping for things in the store on sale. Write down what you like, names, and brands, and price shop those to get the best deal. Sometimes you can sew your own if you are handy but they are relatively cheap if you buy in big box stores.

Green Valley Homes knows you like a beautiful home. We will help guide you on how to make it look beautiful and build the home you always wanted. If you have a home in mind, call us. We will help you get started today: (740) 385-2434

How to Pick Modular Home Decor

Decorating should be easy and fun. Some people enjoy it but others do it out of necessity. Whatever way you lean, you can find some unique ideas for modular home decor if you look around. From color to prints to small home furnishings design blogs and magazines, you are sure to find some inspiration for your modular home to make it your own.

Make it Fun

Don’t think of decorating as drudgery. Appreciate your new home by putting some beautiful furnishings in it. It won’t happen overnight, but making small efforts now helps the cause later. When you start off, think of what you most want to make look better in your space. Even with limited room, you can create a look you like. Check out the windows, doors, and floors.

What do you want to do to create a more ‘livable’ space for yourself and start there? Think of what colors inspire you and patterns. Final furniture placement and moving things around comes later. First, think about how to have fun and get your space feeling like yours.

Start in the Commons

Wherever the heaviest traffic is, start there. Think about where you use the space most and look at the walls. What do you want to go up on them? What do you want people to notice when they walk in? Regardless of where you start, clip out design ideas and put them up. Look them over and pay attention to what happens when you see them. Start arranging your own accessories. Give yourself some time to live with the design and begin to look over the space. Also, consider:

  • Clean versus cluttered space
  • Color schemes you like
  • Don’t overbuy: think about what you have room for and what is necessary to make space work for you

Remember, you are dealing with a smaller space so don’t over-design and put in too much. Do just enough to make it your own and add more as needed later.

Make it Flow

Look at your floor plan. If it is open, envision how to keep one room flowing to the next. Use colors and design styles that work together to make the rooms work. If the living and dining room flow, don’t use modern designs that clash with vintage. Think about one aesthetic (shabby chic, mid-century modern) and try to go with all that with some different colors and pieces.

With smaller spaces, things that clash will stand out. Unless that is your aesthetic, then go for it. Do what works for you but try to keep some flow and openness without crowding the space.

Modular home decorating is fun and can liven up your space. Make a plan and start laying it out. This will help you get the home into shape and make you feel excited to show it off to friends and family.

Green Valley Homes believes you should have a home that is uniquely yours. That is why we build to your specifications and help you create the home you always wanted. We can also help with small space decorating ideas. Call us if you are ready to get started today: (740) 385-2434

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