Clayton’s Features for First-Time Home Buyers

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See the Clayton home features that are exactly what first-time home buyers want! From extra storage to workspaces and more, find what you’ve been looking for.

Why are Clayton’s manufactured and modular homes such great starter homes? Well, they’re affordable and durable, but one of the best parts of buying a new Clayton home is all the features you can get with it.

Millennials currently make up 43% of home buyers, so we kept them in mind with this list. However, these home features are for all first-time home buyers to consider as they get started on their journey!

There are also a variety of ways to customize and personalize your dream floor plan. With many of our homes, you can pick from different layout options, upgrades, or flooring and cabinet options. Get started on figuring out what you want in your home by checking out these top features.

Spa Bathrooms

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Separate showers and bathtubs add a whole new level of luxury to your bathroom. Roomy walk-in showers can come with beautiful tile options, glass half walls and built-in benches. Clayton also offers a variety of shower types, from rainfall-style and panel to handheld and even double shower heads. Of course, sometimes you want a long soak instead. So, whether it’s a freestanding garden tub or an alcove option, you’ll feel like you’re at the spa every time you take a dip.

Outdoor Living Spaces

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Get some fresh air and sunshine while hanging out in an outdoor living space, like a porch, deck or patio. Clayton has many home models with porch options that are perfect for making an open air hang out. From wraparound, front or side porches, decorate it your way with comfortable seating, potted plants, string lights and more.

Drop Zones

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Drop zones are a handy place to keep your everyday items for when you are on the go. They are usually found at entrances, so the built-in hall trees and mudrooms you’ll find in many Clayton models are a natural fit. Stay organized and use the space to store your shoes, keys, coats, backpacks, purses and leashes so they’re ready to grab. You can also place your mail, packages and groceries here to sort through, and put up a calendar or message board to keep track of reminders and important dates.

Office Nooks

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Whether you work remotely, have a student or just want a place to organize bills, an office nook is a great feature to have. Many of our homes have built-in desks in hallways, utility rooms or kitchens, so you can drop a textbook or laptop down and get to work whenever you need.

Flex Spaces

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Flex spaces become the room you need. From at-home gyms and yoga studios to kids’ playrooms and gaming rooms, you can use the space to fit your life, and change it up over time. Need a more private home office instead of a desk nook? Set up your flex room to make working at home more comfortable and focus friendly.

Energy-Efficient Options

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Clayton cares about building a better tomorrow, and one way we do that is by offering you a more energy-efficient home. Our homes include energy-efficient options from brands you trust, like an ecobee smart thermostat®, Lux™ Low-E windows and a Rheem® dual element water heater. Smart thermostats are a great addition to your home because they learn your habits and adjust the temperature throughout the day to save you money. Low-E glass also helps regulate the temperature of your home and reduce the amount of UV rays entering it. And energy-efficient water heaters are more insulated to retain heat, have a smart thermostat inside to get the temperature you want quicker without wasting water and a self-cleaning system built in to keep them running effectively.

Storage Solutions

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Storage, storage, storage. We’d all like to have more of it, and there are dozens of ways Clayton incorporates storage solutions throughout our homes. In the kitchen, walk-in pantries give you plenty of room for food storage, extra dishes and miscellaneous kitchen gadgets. Kitchen islands and hutches also give you more counterspace as well as more cubbies and cabinets for frequently used items.

Moving into the living room, take advantage of built-in entertainment centers and bookshelves. And find linen closets and above-the-tub shelving in the bathroom, and walk-in closets in the primary bedroom. You can have a place for everything and stay organized.


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Garages are a great feature to have with your home, and garage options can be found in a variety of Clayton floor plans. With a garage, you can keep your vehicle more secure and protected from the elements. Also, they provide extra storage space or somewhere to enjoy more hands-on hobbies, like servicing and restoring a vehicle or building and painting DIY projects.

Stainless Steel Appliances

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Stainless steel appliances can give your kitchen such a clean, sharp look. They are easy to clean, scratch resistant and durable, making them great for homes with pets and kiddos. Stainless steel is also 100% recyclable, making it a more eco-conscious option. Clayton partners with Frigidaire® for the kitchen appliances in our home for quality you can rely on.

Split Bedrooms

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Privacy is always a plus — and sometimes hard to come by — when you have a full household. Have your own retreat with a split bedroom floor plan. This means that the primary suite is on one end of the home and the other bedrooms are on the opposite end, with common spaces in the center. That way, you’ll have time alone to recharge and can gather together for quality time.

Choosing a Clayton home as your first means there are many features that come standard in it, as well as the dozens of options for customization and upgrades like the ones above! You can see more by check other posts on our Studio blog today.

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