My husband and I bought our property in 2005 and moved into the run down single wide that came with the land. It was so old it wasn’t even sold as a home on the property but was considered a “fixture”, no different than the small, also run down, barn on the property. We were so excited about buying our first home and land that we didn’t care. We even happily downgraded from our three bedroom duplex to 900 square feet and two bedrooms. The two and a half acres that took us from city folk to country folk sealed the deal.
We lived for over three years in that trailer and many of my mobile home remodeling ideas came from trying to make that place liveable. We decided to upgrade when we heard about last years home buying incentive (though I’m a little jealous of those who buy this year since this years incentive includes not paying it back). We began looking in the beginning of 2008, before everything came tumbling down.
We looked at building a home and quickly realized that was out of our price range as well as where we would live while it was being built. We moved on to modulars and quickly found them willing to give us a large house at a decent interest rate. On paper we could have afforded it but I knew better and didn’t want to come even close to stretching ourselves that far and I had plenty of mobile home remodeling ideas still in my head.
I found what looked like a brand new home on Craigslist listed with a dealer. We went and looked at it and knew it was what we wanted. It was big, especially after the 900 square feet we had lived in for three years, three bedrooms, two baths and it was in excellent condition.
We immediately began preparations. Lets just say that the process of getting this home onto our land, living without electricity or running water for a month, and dealing with the company we bought the home from left a lot to be desired. The end result was great and we have been able to put our mobile home remodeling ideas into place over and over again.
While this house was in great shape it was also a 1988 and severely outdated. If I never have to see flowered wall board again I’ll be happy! I will explain our mobile home remodeling ideas and how we updated our home for very little money and a lot of grunt work! Mobile homes themselves can be difficult to work with and often you have to take into consideration certain aspects you wouldn’t have to with a site built home but many of the mobile home remodeling ideas I will share you can use in your own home whether you live in a 1970s single wide or a brand new site built!
Check back as I will begin posting (ok, you got me, trying to post) regularly on the mobile home remodeling ideas we used in our home that you can carry over to your home!
Mobile Home Remodeling Ideas for Each Room Of Your House