Do you live in a mobile home or are you considering living in a mobile home sometime soon? But maybe you’d like some ideas to decorate and change the appearance of your mobile home?
I totally get where you’re at. When my husband and I purchased our second home, it was a fixer-upper double wide manufactured home.
But when I say, “fixer upper” it’s an understatement. The place had no floors! We had to fully remodel the entire home. It took us five years to do complete the task debt free, but in the end, it was a gorgeous home.
I’m going to bring some ideas to the table today to inspire you and give you information on how to make common repairs. Here are a few things to get your mind swirling with décor hopes, dreams, and inspirations:
1. Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel
If you have an older mobile home, you’ve probably realized many of the kitchen areas look the same. This isn’t the case in many of the modern designs.
However, if you’d like to change your kitchen design, consider some of the ideas shown in this picture. The cabinets are beautifully done, and the kitchen feels open and functional.
2. Mobile Home Basement
When we moved to our new home, I’ve since wondered if it would’ve been wiser to move our mobile home to our new property and put a basement under it. The only issue is building a basement under a mobile home can be pricey.
But if you’d like to build a small basement for storage, it might still be an affordable option. This picture depicts what it could look like.
3. The Malibu Mobile Home
Some people don’t like the idea of a mobile home, but after living in one for five years, I personally love them. You can make them into any design you’d like.
But what I also like is they make living in certain locations more affordable. In this picture, you see how someone is able to live in Malibu in a gorgeous home which most likely cost less than other homes in the area.
4. 4-Step Mobile Home Porch
Having a simple entrance to your mobile home can be a great way to add a nice look to the front of your home.
However, it’s important to know how to build the steps correctly. Follow this tutorial and make sure you build steps which look good, are safe, and cost-effective too.
5. Mobile Home Subfloors
If you purchase a used mobile home, you may find you need to replace things you wouldn’t have imagined. In our case, we had to fix the subfloors in our home.
However, this tutorial can make the task much easier, if you face this challenge. Having a safe floor is a number one priority prior to remodeling.
6. Single Wide Interior Design
Would you like to gussy up the dining area in your single wide? Consider this idea for a welcoming and open dining space.
Obviously, they’ve upgraded the doors and windows. Plus, they added wainscoting, beautiful floors and lighting for a finishing touch.
7. The Retro Retreat
This site shows you how someone took an outdated trailer and gave it a new look which made the home more welcoming and functional.
If you have an older mobile home, check this site out. It could inspire you to turn your home into a beautiful retreat.
8. Metal Roofing
When you own any home, it should be expected you’ll have to replace the roof at some point. It’s awesome to know how to do the job yourself to save a little money.
This site shows you how to install an insulated metal roof on a mobile home. This will not only keep your home looking good, but it protects it as well.
9. Moving Walls in a Mobile Home
When you remodel a mobile home, you’ll learn it can be different from a traditional home. Things are sized differently, and you face little odds and ends you may not have expected.
However, this tutorial will show you how to move mobile home walls to change the layout in your existing home and potentially open it up.
10. Mobile Home Additions
It’s common when people live in a mobile home, to add a section for more living space as their family grows.
Well, this site will show you how to build an addition on your mobile home. This is great news because it could save you a great deal of money in the process.
11. Attached Carport
Most people enjoy having a covered space to get from their home to their car to keep from getting wet on dreary days.
This site gives you all kinds of ideas for ways to make your home a little nicer and function better. An attached carport is only one of the ideas shared here.
12. Momma Hen’s Single Wide Makeover
This woman lives in a single wide and took it from looking like a basic single wide home to a gorgeous masterpiece.
If you live in a single wide and need ideas on how to decorate your kitchen and living room, check this out.
13. Cleaning the Outside of a Mobile Home
One simple thing you can do to spruce up your mobile home is clean the outside of it. However, it’s important to know how to do this correctly and effectively.
Thanks to this post, you can learn how to clean the outside of your home and make it shine like new with only a few necessary items.
14. DIY Mobile Home Skirting
You’d be surprised how costly it can be to cover the underside of a mobile home. The bad part is, if you don’t get creative, the under skirting can be damaged easily too.
Therefore, I love this idea of a DIY mobile home skirting. It appears to be more durable and cost-effective too.
15. Mobile Home Storage with Window Seat
One thing I learned early on when living in a mobile home, was they don’t come with a great deal of storage.
Therefore, you should get creative when remodeling to make more storage. This idea for putting storage under a window seat is a great way of achieving this.
16. Installing a Woodstove in Your Manufactured Home
When we moved into our manufactured home, it had a fireplace which wasn’t good for much beyond aesthetics.
However, we soon learned how to install a woodstove and loved it. This tutorial shows you the steps necessary for installing a safe and functional wood stove in your mobile home.
17. Sealing Heating Ducts in Your Mobile Home
Sealing heating ducts in a mobile home can go a long way to helping keep heat inside the home. But if you’re new to remodeling, this could be a challenge.
This tutorial is a great help in walking you through the process of sealing heat ducts to make your home more efficient at holding in heat.
18. Large Porch on a Single Wide
If you’re under the impression you must have a small porch because you live in a single wide, take a look at this design idea. It’s gorgeous!
Basically, they included a large wrap around porch on a single wide. It leaves room for relaxing and entertaining. Plus, it gives the home a nice outdoor look too.
19. Faux Panel Under Skirting
Do you need under skirting for your mobile home? Would you prefer something different?
Well, consider faux panels. They are meant to look like stone or brick. They’re also textured which adds to the look as well.
20. Painting the Exterior of a Single Wide
Are you interested in giving the outside of your single wide a new look? Consider painting it before you do anything else.
However, there is a process for painting the exterior of a single wide. This tutorial will walk you through the entire process to give your home a new look.
21. A Double Wide Makeover
Do you have a classic style double wide you’d like to give a new look? Consider checking out this site where one woman shares her interior makeover of her double-wide.
She takes a basic kitchen and turns it into a culinary masterpiece. Every other room in the house is absolutely gorgeous too.
22. The Colorado Mobile Home Make Over
If you have a mobile home and are looking for modern inspiration, this site could help you. It documents one couple’s mobile home makeover.
It’s a gorgeous home – from the kitchen, the living room, and the unique artwork you see displayed in the home as well.
23. Chantal’s Chic Country Cottage
Would you like to have a country cottage look in your mobile home? Use this site as inspiration. This woman shares her whole home makeover.
Let me warn you, it’s gorgeous. You’re going to want to recreate everything she’s done in your home because it’s truly magnificent.
24. The Arkansas Double Wide Remodel
When this couple purchased their basic double wide 25 years ago, it looked nothing like it does today. They chose not to leave the home the same.
Instead, they went through and updated everything with a ton of upgrades too. Don’t buy into the false idea that a mobile home can’t be reworked to become a space of your own. Indeed, it can.
25. The Mobile Home Storm Shelter
Many people are afraid to live in mobile homes because of the possibility of them getting damaged or moved during a storm.
Well, this idea solves the problem. The picture shows a storm shelter dug under the home right beside the porch. This is easily accessible and great for keeping you safe during bad weather.
26. Manufactured Homes Porch Ideas
Adding a porch to a mobile home can change the entire look of your house. Choosing the right porch can make or break your outdoor design ideas.
If you’re unsure where to start, this site has a few great examples you can choose from when adding a porch to your home.
Now you have 26 different ideas to explore for renovating and redecorating your mobile home. Surely one of these ideas will spark creativity in you and births beauty into your home.