Mobile homes are becoming increasingly popular among those who want to invest in their own property, but are on a strict budget. Just because you do not own a site built home does not mean that you cannot enjoy the luxuries that you would expect to be able to enjoy when owning your own home. We take a look at the top 5 ways that you can remodel your mobile home on a budget
1. Change your wooden panelling
Traditional wood panelling looks very dated and can make your mobile home look dark and gloomy. Mobile living has moved on a great deal from the 1970s and your decoration should too. If you are on a budget, you can simply give your panelling a lick of paint or strip it and treat it so that you bring out the natural grains that will look more attractive. If you have money to invest into your home you can remove the panelling altogether and replace with a dry wall.
2. Remove Walls
Most mobile home owners crave space and can often feel a little cramped when indoors for long periods. By removing walls and creating an open space you can breathe a little fresh air into your home. Mobile homes do not usually have load bearing walls so you should not have any problems removing.
3. Add a screened-in porch
If you have enough space, a screened-in porch can really open up your home and give you a nice outdoor living space. Porches are relatively inexpensive and can offer a new living space that will also add value to your home. Imagine all of the parties that you can host during the summer months, you will be the talk of the neighborhood.
4. Update plumbing
While you cannot see the effects of installing new plumbing, you will definitely feel them. Stepping into a hot shower and being able to wash your dishes in warm water seem like small luxuries in a standard home, but are lifesavers when traveling about. Electrical boilers are a must for some and even changing tap faucets or replacing leaking pipes will make a huge difference when it comes to motivating yourself to continue living in a mobile home.
5. Update fixtures
Updating your fixtures and fittings as and when you have spare cash will improve the aesthetics of your mobile home and will offer a fresh look when you feel that it is looking a little tired. A simple change of door knobs or curtains can bring your decorations up to date and take you out of your time warp. If you have a lot of spare cash you can look to completely update your pantry area and storage so that you enjoy spending time in your home just as much as the places where your home takes you.
Investing in a remodel will bring many years of happiness in your mobile home and you can be assured that you will feel safe and comfortable on the road.