Why Vinyl-Wrapped Cabinets Outperform the Competition

4/30/2020By Kira Hovancik

Choosing the right mobile home is no easy feat. There are a plethora of things you have to take into consideration. From the number of bedrooms you need to the type of flooring you want throughout the house, there is a lot to choose from. 


One of the most important spaces when making a home buying decision in the kitchen. You spend so much time in the kitchen, so it’s gotta be one of the most functional spaces in the entire home. And in the kitchen, the cabinets could be a major deciding factor for how functional your space really is. 


vinyl-covered kitchen cabinets legacy housing mobile homes comes standard


Legacy Kitchen Cabinets


Your kitchen may be one of the most used spaces in the entire house. From the most important meal of the day to spending family time together during dinner, there is always something going on in the kitchen. That is why it’s important you choose a kitchen that is durable, functional, and made of quality materials. 


Every step of the home manufacturing process at Legacy is carefully thought out with strategy, and our cabinets are no exception. 


standard cabinet doors vinyl vacuum wrapped wood doors legacy housing mobile homes


What Are Legacy Cabinets Made Out Of? 


The typical manufactured home that you visit at a dealership will have wooden cabinets with paper wrapping. This has been the standard for as long as we can remember, and we’ve been in the business for a long time. However, when it comes to the manufacturing decisions in our Legacy mobile homes, we listened to other mobile homeowners' frustrations about our competitor’s cabinet doors decreasing in quality over short periods of time.


legacy housing cabinets vinyl-wrapped covered cabinets durable and long lasting


That is why Legacy mobile homes include vinyl-covered cabinets, with a vacuum-sealed finish as the standard cabinet option in all our mobile home models. We also make them in-house which ends up saving you money. 


Now, it’s not just the vinyl-covered cabinets that set’s Legacy’s kitchen cabinets apart from the competition. We also build our cabinets with thick, sturdy, ¾” cabinet stiles. With a thick, water-resistant cabinet stile, we are able to use a heavy-duty hinge to withstand years of usage because we know kitchen cabinets go through tough usage in every home.


To put this in perspective for you as the consumer, most of our competitors use ½” paper-covered stiles. That’s why we say we build taller, wider, and better mobile homes. 


3/4'' vinyl-wrapped cabinet stiles come standard in legacy housing mobile homes


Space For A Full-Sized Trash-Can


The kitchen pantry we build in every home is something the owners have spent years perfecting. Our kitchen pantries have 3 deep, full-sized shelves that are designed for real-life customers who want to buy the family-sized boxes of cereal because why would you buy the small boxes of Coco-Puffs when you can have the mega box of Coco-Puffs? I rest my case.


Our kitchen pantries are designed for real-life customers who need to have large trash-cans that don’t want to leave the trash can out in the middle of the kitchen for all to see(and smell!). We’ve designed a place in the pantry for your trash can for functionally and convenience.


vinyl-wrapped kitchen cabinets with space to fit large trash can by legacy housing


Why Paper Doesn’t Work


We are sure you could guess why paper covered cabinets don’t work. Why would you want paper covered cabinets above the hot stove where you boil water, cook spaghetti sauce, and flambe bananas foster? The paper over time is going to bubble, peel, and become ruined by daily exposure to hot water or any type of liquid. Um, not cute. 


paper covered cabinets common in popular mobile homes but not legacy housing mobile homes we use vinyl-wrapped cabinet doors

Who Manufactures Vinyl Covered Cabinets? 


When taking a look at our competitors, we found that Legacy is the only mobile home manufacturer that uses vinyl wrap for their cabinets instead of the generic and not so durable paper wrap. We also make those vinyl-covered cabinets in-house which allows us to change up the vinyl-covered wrapping options each season. This allows us to have better control over the quality and the variety of our products. 


Manufacturing in-house increases our savings which translates into more affordable options for you, our customers. Be on the lookout for a new style of kitchen and bathroom cabinets from Legacy Housing in the fall! 


legacy housing functional beautiful vinyl-wrapped kitchen cabinets throughout entire home taller wider better


The original blog is written by Omar Marquez; updated by Kira Hovancik