Remodeling a Mobile Home – 5 Fantastic Budget-Friendly Upgrades

remodeling a mobile home on a budget

Remodeling a mobile home can be costly whether you’re prepping your home to sell or you have purchased a home and are looking to make a few noticeable upgrades. In either case, we’ve got you covered.

Remodeling a Mobile Home on a Budget

This article will walk you through the top five affordable upgrades for your mobile home remodel that will pay for themselves in long term value.

Work From Outside In When Remodeling On a Budget

1. Siding

We all know that first impressions are important. The same goes for your home. To be sure your manufactured home is putting its best foot forward! walk outside your home and make a list of areas that could use some love. One upgrade to an exterior that packs quite a punch is the siding on a mobile home. Start with a solid power washing of the exterior of the home and from there you can assess the damage. If replacement siding is in your budget go for it. The siding of the home is such a major part of the exterior presentation.

If you’re looking for a less expensive option there are quite a few online tutorials on painting your manufactured home siding. Check out this interesting home owner’s experience. 

Another cost-friendly option for remodeling the exterior of your mobile home is a fresh coat of paint on steps or shutters. Again, start with a good wash and then go from there!

2. Skirting

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Surprisingly enough there is a massive industry specifically geared toward properly skirting your manufactured home. Not only is this detail necessary for your home’s structure, it also drastically improves curb appeal. Whether it’s repairing and cleaning or completely replacing your home skirting, you would be surprised what a difference this detail makes.

3. Flooring

If you have an older home most of them come with a real “retro” style carpeting. A remodel that will completely modernize the home is switching to wood flooring. While laying hardwood is super pricey there are a TON of less expensive options on the market that you can easily do yourself. Faux wood vinyl flooring has come a long way, and the DIY approach allows you to more effectively remodel your manufactured home while saving money.

4. Kitchen Cupboards

Every gathering you have ends up in the kitchen. This room is the most frequently used in the home. Updating or painting your kitchen cabinetry can make a world of difference. Here is a great article walking you through some tips and tricks on painting your cupboards like a pro!

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Photo Credit: Kitchen Cabinet Kings .

5. Walls

A fresh coat of paint goes a long way of course, whether you are covering up some old paneling or just refreshing the current paint job. Another option that can add texture is a contemporary wallpaper. Now, I am not suggesting you go crazy and wallpaper the entire home. But adding a textured wallpaper to an accent wall or a backsplash can add a really sophisticated touch. I am also not talking about your grandma’s wallpaper. There are so many contemporary wallpaper options available both in your hardware stores and online. Here is a great resource to get you started!

So, while the word “remodeling” might bring up visions of endless sawdust and repairmen in your space, it doesn’t have to be that way. Start out small, will any of the above options that you can easily do yourself and go from there. These simple tricks can really make a difference for not only aesthetics but also how long your manufactured home can last.