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“Lessons learned: Mobile homes are different from stick-built homes. You cannot always find parts in traditional home improvement stores. It is easier and things fit and work better with mobile home replacement parts. I would suggest having patience and taking your time to do things right. The work is not hard, but in small spaces it is hard to work on things. We found it helpful to store our things that were in a room while we were working it. It is easier if the room is clear of everything if possible. We enjoy the DIY projects. The sweat equity has given us much love and appreciation for our little 1970 Fisher Mobile Home. To look at it now, it is hard to tell it is 46 years old.”
Remodeling a mobile home takes some planning, just as with any redesign of a home, but can save you money in the long run. Remodeling will give your mobile home a whole new look, but without the steep costs of investing in a newer home that’s already been redone. Instead, redo it yourself and create a home that fits both your style and your budget.
Patricia talks about the project in her own words: “We purchased our mobile home 1 year ago. It was a fixer-upper, as it was sitting vacant for more than 2 years—plus it was 30 years old. But we got a great deal on it. We wanted to purchase a home where we could remodel to our taste. The home was completely remodeled inside out, including the shed. The whole place was gutted out including windows, walls and jacuzzi. The makeover took us about 1 year with taking couple of months of breaks in between. The makeover was done by myself and my husband as well as friends and family. It wasn’t easy, considering we both work full time jobs; however, it was all worth it in the end.
Patricia’s mobile home remodel is chic, stylish, and utterly original. Patricia’s work displays a great eye for design relationships. She tends to pair light with light, bringing in a dark element for perfect balance. In the dining room, we see the home’s signature beige and silver pairing contrasted with dark wood flooring and dark furniture legs.
This next kitchen makeover is great because it proves you don’t need to change everything to get a beautiful kitchen. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any additional information on this mobile home kitchen makeover, other than this photo, but the photo speaks volumes.
“Finally, as a bonus for me, my son decided that I would enjoy an updated kitchen. He put a mosaic tile back splash in my kitchen and wow, what a difference. It is beautiful! The only trouble we had was with the plug sockets again. I couldn’t figure out how to fix the plugs back so I glued them. I sure would have liked to put brown plugs back in but I could not find any to purchase for a mobile home. Thanks for letting me share my story.”
“I bought my 2002 Redman home in 2012 as a foreclosure. This being my first home, I was a little scared of buying a foreclosure, especially one in the state of disrepair it was in. I knew the house would be awesome with some hard work and a lot of hours….and money! I did most of the work myself and only contracted out the permanent foundation block work, deck, and rear porch. This began as a whole house remodel and then I also decided to give the HUGE 14×19 kitchen an overhaul. Enjoy!”
Any holiday kitchen workstation would benefit from this mobile cart. Topped with a butcher block, the cart can be wheeled around the kitchen and then pushed back into place, flush to the wall.
“We got the kitchen cabinets from Home Depot (unfinished), and my wife stained them. I got the kitchen lighting on clearance at Home Depot. I am always looking for a bargain for our weekend place. I installed the countertops, sink, dishwasher, microwave, and all of the cabinets. Some of the older pictures still show the harvest gold flooring that was original, and we recently installed laminate in the living room, kitchen , and master bedroom (not shown). My picture still has the island on dollies so it could be moved, but the dollies are gone now and the toe kick is installed. I have a backsplash for the kitchen, but that has not been installed yet.”
As with most used home purchases, the Richards’ knew the structure needed work when they bought it. It was only after they moved in that they realized just how much remodeling it was going to need. I think that happens to all of us that buy a used mobile home, regardless of age. Small details are easily missed when viewing a home and it takes a couple of weeks to start noticing the little issues.
Not so much DIY people, the couple worked with a contractor to get most of the work done. The total cost of the project — including demolition, windows, cork floors and baseboards, roof, interior doors, paint, kitchen cabinets, appliances, bathroom sinks and cabinets, tiled showers, toilets, living room and bedroom storage cabinets, and closet shelving — came in at about $80,000. If that sounds like a lot for a mobile home, consider the cost of living in this uber-desirable and expensive area of California.
For years, Mimi was obsessed with remodeling the kitchen in her sister’s late 1970s mobile home. After drawing out a plan at least 10 times, the fearless DIYer and Blue Roof Cabin blogger finally started demolition. The monumental overhaul included taking out the curved peninsula, moving cabinets, building an island, and, of course, installing new countertops.
Yesterday’s Yellow For years, Mimi was obsessed with remodeling the kitchen in her sister’s late 1970s mobile home. After drawing out a plan at least 10 times, the fearless DIYer and Blue Roof Cabin blogger finally started demolition. The monumental overhaul included taking out the curved peninsula, moving cabinets, building an island, and, of course, installing new countertops.
Are you ready for a quick and easy mobile home update? Recently, I wanted to switch things up a bit in our kitchen. We remodeled several years ago and it still looks great, but we found ourselves wanting a bit of an update for some new flair. On a trip to …
Are you ready for a quick and easy mobile home update? Recently, I wanted to switch things up a bit in our kitchen. We remodeled several years ago and it still looks great, but we found ourselves wanting a bit of an update for some new flair. On a trip to … Show me the rest!
“For your consideration, my 1968 Single Wide! — A Disaster when I moved in! A Total remodel! I tore out the old carpet, replaced all 17 windows, added hard wood floors, all stainless steel appliances, backsplash, new light fixtures, lots of paint, new kitchen flooring—I wanted to update it but still keep a retro feel to it. Diamond plate on the bathroom walls with new mirror. It’s my fun, retro/modern home now and I love it! I hired a contractor friend of mine to help. It’s still a work in progress!”
Hello! I'm Crystal, the creator of Mobile Home Living and I appreciate you stopping by! I hope MHL is an inspiring and informative resource for you! Please consider letting me feature your remodels, room makeovers, and home improvement projects. There's not enough inspiration available for manufactured homeowners and I want to change that. Thanks!
Crystal AdkinsCreator/Author Hello! I'm Crystal, the creator of Mobile Home Living and I appreciate you stopping by! I hope MHL is an inspiring and informative resource for you! Please consider letting me feature your remodels, room makeovers, and home improvement projects. There's not enough inspiration available for manufactured homeowners and I want to change that. Thanks!
“We purchased a weekend home on Lake Livingston near Trinity, Texas over 5 years ago. It is an early 70’s Champion Mobile Home, approximately 14′ X 60′. It was sinking by 6 inches into the ground on the Northwest corner, and looked so bad that we decided to take it down to the studs and sheet metal. The plumbing looked like a copper spiderweb, and the electrical wasn’t much better. It is still a work in progress (we have only hired an electrician to change out the main panel). We are proud of the work we have completed so far, and purchase those hard to find parts from you guys.”
“In 2011, I began shopping for property in Bartow County, Georgia, where I would be relocating to be close to family. I found 10.5 acres less than one mile from my parents’ home that had a 1984 doublewide mobile home on it that had not been lived in for several years. Needless to say, there were several people who took one look and said they would tear it down.”