Easy Mobile Home Remodeling Ideas
Posted January 30, 2017
Posted January 30, 2017
When it comes to remodeling, small changes can make a big difference in how your mobile home looks and feels. This means a small budget can go a long way, whether you’re looking to make updates to a single room or to your whole house.
The first place to start is organizing your mobile home to get a better idea of the space you are working in. Starting with a clean canvas is much easier than trying to work around clutter. Once you’re organized, check out these mobile home remodeling ideas that you can try in your home.
A new coat of paint on the walls can make a big difference in how your living room looks. Light colors will make your manufactured home living room feel bright and airy, while darker colors can feel cozier with the right decorations to compliment it. You can even add an accent wall to draw attention to one part of the room or tie together certain pieces of furniture.
If your furniture is a little outdated, replacing a few pieces will do wonders for making your mobile home feel newer and more modern. Shopping at places like IKEA will make your budget go further. Restoring and repainting used furniture can add some antique touches without breaking the bank.
Depending on how your furniture is used and how often, look at the different materials available. Something like leather will be easier to clean and can be more durable, but cloth is much more cost-effective and comes in a wider variety of colors and fabric types.
Older lights tend to use inefficient bulbs that emit dim, yellow light, making brighter colors a little less lively. Outdated fixtures most likely won’t match your new furniture or wall color as well, so replace those to finish updating your living room.
If you’re happy with what you have, a simple repaint of the fixtures can do wonders. Or, replacing the bulbs to something that provides cleaner, more natural colored light will make your living room look as good as it should!
Whether you replace them or update them, taking care of your appliances will help your kitchen look newer and livelier. If you have an electric stovetop, this could be as simple as replacing your drip pans. They collect grease and when the grime layers up, they lose their shine. For a few dollars you can get new ones to make your stovetop look like new.
If you do want to replace your appliances, look at changing them all at once. You’ll most likely want to update to another color or stainless steel, so make sure they all match so your kitchen doesn’t look unbalanced.
The next item to tackle in your mobile home’s kitchen is your cabinets. If you want to keep what you have, you can do a quick remodel with a little paint and some new hardware. Because kitchens typically see a lot of use, cabinets can look dirty and worn over time. Put on a fresh coat of paint to bring them back to life.
In addition, adding new hardware means you can completely change the look of your cabinets with very minor additions. Any hardware store will have new handles you can put on and you can go with fun and funky colors, or classy and subdued tones depending on the style you are going for.
When it comes to your bathroom, the easiest place to start is with your shower curtain, if you have one. It takes up quite a bit of space and has a large, noticeable presence. Updating this to a new pattern or color will have a large impact in how your bathroom looks.
If you want to take it a step further, upgrade your faucets and fixtures. Over time your faucets can build up water deposits and look not only outdated, but also grungy. Replace them with something styled a bit more modern for a clean look.
If your bathroom uses mirror lighting or independent fixtures, those can be changed out as well. Older style bulbs around your mirror look dated, so upgrading to something a little more elegant will make a big difference.
Remodeling your mobile home doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-consuming endeavor. Start with small changes to see the type of impact you can have on your space. Often times that’s all you need! You’ll also add more value to your manufactured home since it will be more attractive to future buyers if you ever decide to sell it.
Posted January 30, 2017 | Tagged Home Repairs & Improvements