mobile home kitchen remodel

Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel

Manufactured housing has always been an affordable alternative to site-built homes. Older models especially can be scooped up at a reasonable price, providing prospective buyers a relatively low-stress pathway to homeownership. Some lucky, resourceful owners of modestly priced manufactured homes opt for remodeling their new-to-them residences on their own. They rebuild and restyle their factory-assembled interiors from the chassis up, often chronicling their remodeling recipes—a blend of aesthetics, power tool prowess, ingenuity, and secondhand shopping savvy—on their blogs, while loyal readers eagerly await each new reveal. Crystal Adkins, editor at Mobile Home Living, covers lots of DIY mobile home remodeling projects on her site. She often concludes that had she not told her readers that these are manufactured homes, they never would have known. Is she right? Take a look at a few choice mobile home makeovers and judge for yourself. By Jane Dagmi Expanded View >
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Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel

This affordable mobile home kitchen remodel will surely inspire you. This home is a late 70’s model  and had an all original kitchen complete with curved counter and harvest gold everywhere. Then comes a talented and creative soul that turned it into a gorgeous and modern kitchen fit for a queen. I found this on a wonderful site called Blue Roof Cabin. The creator of the site is Mimi and she is a re-purposing, crafting and creative maven that puts Martha Stewart to shame. Yes, I’m being serious. Her talent is immense and obvious. Of course, I’m the type that would rather see someone re-purpose salvaged items than using $55 ribbon spools any day, but that’s just me.
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Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel

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.
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Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel

  Here’s 3 great manufactured home kitchen remodel ideas that I found on HGTV’s Rate My Space. They only have a few manufactured home makeovers but the few they do have are great examples of what can be achieved. Kitchens renovations and updates are one of the most popular makeovers in manufactured homes. While the standard kitchens are usually fine and useable, they often lack the most updated features available. Of course, if you’re buying a new manufactured home you can have it built anyway you want but if you have an older home or purchased a used home, you’re probably gonna want to change a few things to make it all yours.
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Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel

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.
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Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel

The next kitchen remodel shows how granite, new appliances and a new back splash can transform a kitchen. It truly shines now! I’ve always liked the octagon islands that came out in the mid to late 90’s. It’s hard to have anything round–like in a rectangle so the designers were really thinking out of the box with this concept. New appliances often come with tax credits so they can often pay for themselves in energy reduction alone. I’m really impressed with the storage this home has, too!
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Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel

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.
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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.
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This Canadian single wide remodel uses sheet metal throughout the home. Sheet metal is an affordable, waterproof, rustproof, and long-lasting material that can be a perfect addition to home both inside and out.
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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. blueroofcabin.com
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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The bathroom remodel required a completely different layout. Although no square footage was added, the perfect-fit wood vanity, lengthwise plank flooring, and misty blue walls make the room appear bigger. Some of Gina and Mitch’s cost-saving materials include flooring made from plywood planks, a $5 sink from Habitat, and reasonably priced light fixtures from Home Depot. theshabbycreekcottage.com
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The bathroom remodel required a completely different layout. Although no square footage was added, the perfect-fit wood vanity, lengthwise plank flooring, and misty blue walls make the room appear bigger. Some of Gina and Mitch’s cost-saving materials include flooring made from plywood planks, a $5 sink from Habitat, and reasonably priced light fixtures from Home Depot.
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Appliance kitchen – The kitchen work triangle is often touted as the ultimate design consideration for kitchen layouts. But while it’s important to reference the work triangle in a kitchen renovation, it isn’t the solution to every layout problem. Instead, focus on what works best for you and make sure the route between your work centres – cooking, prep and cleaning – is direct.
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Kristy and George live in British Columbia, Canada, and often blog about the renovation of their 1970s 11′ x 60′ mobile home at 4 the Love of Wood. Since they moved into the house six years ago, the interior has undergone several style revisions. Given Kristy’s passion for repurposing and rebuilding—and her love of finishing furniture in many shades of white—she knew it was again time to change up their decor, including the look of this sedate bedroom. 4theloveofwood.blogspot.com
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CrystalMHL October 2, 2013 Hi there! Your 2 questions are 2 of the most frustrating aspects of mobile homes (along with the vinyl coated walls). Anyone living in an older home can relate to the cheap veneer covered cabinets and the etching from the early 80's..lol.. Those paper covered cabinets are a nightmare! Peeling and bubbling usually happen with heat, age or if the manufacture of the doors just didn't use a quality adhesive in the manufacturing process. To be honest, I would recommend installing all new doors made of real wood with no veneer. It's a bit expensive but it will improve the entire look of the room. I've seen some people make their own doors and it looked great. One lady I know took pallets and made country doors out of them (imagine 4-5 vertical pieces of wood all in a shabby chic, unfinished look), it was gorgeous!! You can also buy veneer to attach to the front of the doors, it's just a really thin paneling and there's also a wall-paper like material. You'd simply sand the top to get rid of the paper and attach it with a really good adhesive. You can also purchase edging to run around it to give it a more finished look. Google cabinet re-facing and it should give you a lot of great products and ideas. The etched mirrors and glass in some doors can be easily replaced with regular glass or wood but each is made differently so you'd have to look at how the mirror/glass is setting in the door to see just how easy it would be. (is it in a groove with a clips or just in the groove with no clips? If there are clips you should be able to replace them a bit easier than if there are no clips)The really cheap fake etching (it's really just a sticker like material) can be scraped off with a razor blade. I did my dining room glass doors like that and it came right off. It was a gold scroll in each corner and I put some WD-40 on it and scraped it right off. Hope this helps. Good luck! Reply

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