Any mobile home can be renovated so it will give you the same comfort and look like a normal house. Here are some easy-to-follow tips on how to remodel the inside of a mobile home.
How to Remodel a Mobile Home
With a little effort and a reasonable budget, a mobile home can be renovated to give it the look and comfort of a normal house. Here are some easy-to-follow tips on how to remodel the inside of a mobile home.
For someone with a limited budget, a mobile home can be a cost-effective way to get a nice home. While often thought of as cheap and trashy, if properly renovated, a mobile home can be as nice as any other house.
Learning how to remodel the inside of a mobile home is not much different or more difficult than remodeling the inside of a regular house. It is basically just a house on wheels.
How to Remodel the Inside of a Mobile Home
Here are some steps on how to remodel the inside of a mobile home:
Begin by inspecting the home to be sure that it is structurally sound. One common problem is roof leaks. This can cause damage to the ceilings – stains and water spots, damage between the walls – including installation, and damage to the floor.
Make sure the roof is properly ceiling annually to prevent future leaks. Repair any visible damage from the leak. You can leverage with steel ceiling and can stitch it with a welder, this will make the roof structure more sound.
Most mobile homes have stripping that covers the joints between the wall panels. Remove the strips, fill with drywall plaster, sand and repaint the entire wall to give the house a more finished look.
Dark paneling can be removed and replaced with drywall to lighten the interior.
You also have the option to paint over paneling. It may take more than one coat to cover some paneling. If the paneling has textures, you can sand it down, fill it with plaster, or leave the texturing to give the panel a more interesting look.
The windows in most trailers are poorly constructed, lack standard stills, and may not adequately insulate the house from cold weather.
Install replacement windows to improve insulation and reduce heating/cooling costs, as well as give the trailer a site-build look. You can also add curtains and draperies to elevate the look of your house while keeping it insulated from the hot weather. Often the doors will require replacing also. Install screen doors.
Laying new carpet and floor covering can make a major change in the look of a mobile home. Tear out any old linoleum and replace it with a new, colorful floor covering or tile.
Replace any carpeting with new carpets or other floor covering. This is a good time to check the shape of the floor itself, replace any rotting floor sheets, or mail down any loose or noisy joints.
Replacing the kitchen cabinets can improve both the look and functionality of a mobile home’s kitchen.
New knobs and faucets can improve the look of the bathroom renovation. If the sink or other fixtures are chipped, faded, or damaged, they should also be replaced.
With a little effort and a reasonable budget, a mobile home can be renovated to give it the look and comfort of a site build home at a much lower cost.
It can give you a nice home on a tight budget, now that you know how to remodel the inside of a mobile home.