For many people, purchasing a mobile home can be a great way to save money and downsize. Often we see people who are older move into a mobile home to save money and enjoy their retirement. Similarly, a mobile home can be a fantastic starter home for a young person beginning the journey of home ownership. Still, there are several reasons/factors which may cause some to consider mobile home renovation. Keep reading to find out tips if you are considering such a project!
Mobile and manufactured homes tend to be generic and cookie cutter. They are mass-produced, and are standard across the industry. As such, there isn’t much variety amongst mobile homes when they are first purchased. Now, some people have done some incredible mobile home renovation projects. But you don’t need to spend millions of dollars or months and months of work to drastically improve your living situation. A few simple changes to your mobile home can give it a true feeling of being your unique home, and add potential value, as well.
As always, create a budget before you begin your mobile home renovation. Budgeting is always a key part of any home improvement project. You may decide to renovate a specific aspect of your house and then begin saving specifically for that project. Or, you may have money saved up and decide it’s the right time to tackle some home projects. Either way, create your budget and then stick to it. You can save money by purchasing a mobile home and then doing some remodeling, but not if you go over budget on what should be a simple home project.
As a side note, always make sure you check with your local government and determine if any project planned will require any licenses or permits.
Now that that’s out of the way, here are some great, simple mobile home renovations!
A typical home-improvement project many people tackle themselves is interior painting. Mobile homes are no different. A fresh coat of pain in the appropriate color can go a long way too greatly improve the aesthetic of a home. Painting can change the whole demeanor, or even perceived size of a room.
For outside painting, if you feel the task is beyond your capabilities, there are plenty of resources to find a qualified professional.
A simple upgrade for your kitchen can be to replace the cabinets. This is an often overlooked fix, but the impact compared to the cost makes it a great value for your home. Having sturdy, spacious, attractive cabinets can also make you feel more productive in the kitchen!
Replacing countertops is another common way to increase the aesthetics and value of your home, whether it’s a mobile home or a more traditional home. Changing simple counters for marble or granite can give your kitchen or bathroom an upscale feeling. Nowadays, synthetic materials can be purchase to simulate more expensive options at a fraction of the cost.
There are limitless options, but hopefully the above suggestions have gotten your creative juices flowing. A handful of simple changes can make the difference between a house and a home!