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The Clayton Home Buying Difference

As a Lifestylist®, I work on designing site built homes as well as manufactured homes, and in special circumstances I’ll even help a customer with their personal home.


This month a well-known chef asked if I could help her with her new home, and it’s given me the opportunity to revisit what’s involved in the buying process. As a result, it’s made me fall in love more with the manufactured home process and the value of mobile and modular homes!


There are so many things that are offered in some Clayton homes as features that I tend to take for granted, like all of the designer details:


  • Mosaic tiles
  • Wood ceiling beams
  • Freestanding tubs
  • Ceramic showers
  • Drawers in bathroom and kitchen cabinets 
  • Gooseneck kitchen sink faucets


In a site built home, many times you are buying a very basic home, and then you get to purchase upgrades to make your home unique.


I was shocked when we visited the sales center for the site built home and found out you had to pay extra for the following that are included in some Clayton homes! The features included in homes vary by brand and price of course, but you can find a variety of beautiful Clayton homes that include features such as the following.


  • Accent tile bands in showers

Master Bathroom Shower Tile Band Grey Tiles

The Toscana model by SEhomes


  • Accent tile bands in showers

Master Bathroom shower with tiles and accent tile band44IGN16763AH model by SEhomes**


  • Brand name kitchen appliances such as ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators and microwaves.

Kitchen with island seating and appliances

91BIC27602AH model by Clayton**


  • Farmhouse Kitchen Sinks

Kitchen white farmhouse sink and faucet

The Lloyd model by Cavalier


  • Recessed Canned Lighting

Southern Energy Living Room ceiling beams and recessed can lighting

 The New Berry model by SEhomes


  • Tray Ceilings and Fans

Recessed lighting and ceiling fan in living room

The Caperton model by Buccaneer


And that’s only a small part of the list!


After working on this home, I visited Clayton Homes of DeSoto in DeSoto, Texas, and I felt like I was home again. They were such beautiful homes, professionally decorated using the materials that you see in much more expensive homes, and buyers don’t have to wait a year or more to move into their new home.


I was so inspired that I asked the home center manager if we could use some of their beautiful homes to share some decorating tips for our Clayton Blog readers and he said yes!


I am really looking forward to being able to show you what you can accomplish in your new Clayton Built® home without spending a king’s ransom to do it. We’ll be heading to the home center this week to get started - can’t wait to share our ideas here.

How to Choose Your Dream Home

**This home model is not currently in production. Visit your local home center to see similar models available near you.

Topics Manufactured Housing