Jan 26 2024

The 4 most popular transportable homes design options in 2023

We have explored the most popular design options that our clients were interested in for 2023. While there were many options to choose from, only a few stood out as the top choices.



Scullery (AKA Butlers Pantry)


Numerous homeowners expressed a keen interest in having a house plan that incorporated a scullery, also referred to as a Butlers Pantry. This additional workspace adjacent to the kitchen serves as a versatile area for storage, food prep, and dishwashing, especially when equipped with a sink.


By incorporating a scullery into your home design, you can maintain a more organized and streamlined main kitchen area. While our Wanaka, Benmore, and Okato plans already feature a scullery as standard, we are more than capable of customizing other plans to accommodate this popular request.


Let us help you create a functional and stylish living space that meets all your needs and preferences.


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While we can offer a wide range of roof designs, including Dutch Gable, straight Gable, and classic villa style, the clear winner among our clients was the mono pitch roof design. This sleek and modern style was highly favored by homeowners seeking to create architectural transportable homes. Combined with vertical grooved cladding and large joinery pieces, the mono pitch roof design offers the opportunity to craft a unique architectural masterpiece that will stand out in any neighborhood. The clean lines and minimalist aesthetic of this roof style exude sophistication, making it a popular choice for those aiming to make a bold statement with their design preferences.


Tiled Bathrooms

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Quite a few clients upgraded their home by tiling their bathrooms including showers and bathroom walls. Whilst it can add a lot of weight to the home, one of these houses still got craned onto a beachfront site without any interior damage, so it's quite possible to do! Also of note is that concrete look tile designs were the most popular, including this stunning Cassero shuttered concrete tile from Quantum. The textured finish and industrial vibe of these concrete-look tiles add a touch of contemporary elegance to any bathroom space. With their durability and low maintenance, they are not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical for everyday use. Elevate your bathroom design with tiles for a modern and sophisticated touch.


Feature Cladding

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Many people opted for sections of feature cladding on their homes, which is a cost-effective way to create a unique and attractive look, even on the simplest of home designs. Feature cladding not only adds visual interest but also enhances the overall curb appeal of the house. Whether it's vertilcal or horizontal, painted or stained, the possibilities are endless in terms of creating a personalized and striking exterior. This design choice allows homeowners to showcase their individual style and make a statement with their home's facade. From modern and sleek to rustic and charming, feature cladding offers a versatile and customizable option to elevate the aesthetic of any property. There are many cladding options available in our design options, and we've outlined some of them here in this article


Customization is a seamless and enjoyable process with Manor Build. Our goal is to make your dream prefab transportable home a reality by offering a wide range of changeable elements to suit your individual style and preferences. In this blog article, we have outlined the various customization options available, from floor layout changes, to roof designs, cladding, and more.

So why not take this opportunity to plan and design your ideal living space? With our expertise and commitment to quality, we are here to guide you through the customization process and help you create a home that truly reflects your unique personality and vision. Explore our full range of prefabricated homes and get started on building the home of your dreams today. Don't miss out on the chance to personalize every detail of your future home with Manor Build.


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Tags: Transportable/Prefab home Housing Market Trends Design Options