Deck Ideas for Mobile Homes

Updated February 21, 2017

Having a deck on your mobile home can increase your living space and make your home more enjoyable. Whether your mobile home sits on its own lot or is part of a trailer park community, there are some unique ways you can transform a plain deck into a wonderful place to enjoy a summer evening, hang out with friends or even start a garden.

Outdoor Garden

If you live in a crowded mobile home with a tiny yard and little extra space, you might assume that you need to give up your gardening hobby. But with a little ingenuity and the right supplies, you can transform your deck into a fully functional vegetable or flower garden. Container gardens are perfect for small areas like decks and patios, as are new innovations like upside-down tomato planters. Look for plants that grow well in small spaces, and transform your mobile home deck into a year-round garden.


If you have children or grandchildren, you might want to transform your deck into a playground for the little ones. A mobile home deck can be a safe and secure place for children to play, and you can encourage them to play there by providing an assortment of toys and games. Look for practical items that do double duty, like a beach towel with a checkerboard design or backgammon game as well as board games that can be used by children of varying ages.

Entertaining Space

With a patio set and some quality furniture, you can turn your mobile home deck into a unique outdoor room. Choose sturdy patio furniture that can withstand the elements, even in the winter, and arrange the furniture so that everyone has easy access to the steps leading from the deck to the ground. You can add decorative and practical touches to make the deck more inviting, such as a set of Tiki torches and real or artificial plants.

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Based in Pennsylvania, Bonnie Conrad has been working as a professional freelance writer since 2003. Her work can be seen on Credit Factor, Constant Content and a number of other websites. Conrad also works full-time as a computer technician and loves to write about a number of technician topics. She studied computer technology and business administration at Harrisburg Area Community College.