Extreme Single Wide Home Remodel Single Wide Manufactured Homes This extreme single wide home remodel is fabulous and extreme is definitely the best word to describe this complete home transformation. The owners took an older single wide and completely transformed it into a beautiful dream home that is huge! Here’s the single wide before the total remodel: \ I applaud the owners ability to see the potential this single wide had. Completely remodeling a home is not easy but they did a remarkable job. Some people would see a mobile home like that and think it was ready for the junk yard, others can envision what the home could become and think of the endless possibilities. These homeowners are certainly in the later group! Here’s is the kitchen after the transformation. The style reminds me of a mixture of Tuscan and traditional and it is gorgeous! The pale cabinetry and marble counter tops and back splash adds to the custom design. There’s a lot of great ideas in this room. Recessed lights along with pendant lights are always a popular choice for kitchens and for good reason, a well lighted room is essential for tasty cooking. You can easily change the style of the decor by simply changing the pendants if the need ever arises. You can see that this kitchen is trimmed with wide, architectural trim. Trim is great tool to give any room or home a completed look. It doesn’t have to be traditional or decorative, a simple or plain trim can really make the whole room pop! The light monotone color palette used in the kitchen is very eye-pleasing. Subtle creams and whites allow the pale cabinetry to be the prominent feature of the room and not the back splash, flooring or appliances. Surrounding the refrigerator with floor to ceiling cabinetry is an excellent way to have storage close by. It also makes the refrigerator look like a built-in piece of furniture as opposed to just an appliance. Instead of having the dishwasher close to the sink , where everyone can see it as soon as they walk through the back door and glance toward the kitchen, the owner opted to put hers out of sight. She added a small bar sink close by for convenience and stated that it is working out well for her. Varying height levels is another great way to add style to a home or room. Sometimes varying heights are necessary in construction, especially when you are building onto an existing home and need to transition to a new room. Use the differences and angles to your advantage. Trim them out and make it a feature of the room by adding additional lighting or decor. That was just the kitchen, we still have the rest of the home to enjoy! The Dining Room The dining room is right beside the kitchen. The arch is a great feature that frames both rooms. This room has an unique structure along with the arch. Shelving and ‘cubby-holes’ are utilized in the room. I’m guessing the builders needed a way to transition the new build onto the single wide and this was how they got it all to play well together. You don’t have to have the same style in every room but it can make a home look joined and cohesive if you do. All the different lighting is displayed here. Matching styles and warm bulb colors are a great idea to join 2 areas together. This home is so beautiful! The owners did such a great job with the architectural elements and the decor. It’s a warm and welcoming space that has great lighting and color. I just love everything about it! The Living Room Here is the living room: Traditional decor will always be in style. If I’m not mistaken, you can see the ceiling of the original single wide in this photo. The lower ceiling is the original mobile home and the cathedral ceiling is the addition. Using the recessed lighting in the lower section makes it all look as if it were designed this way from the beginning and not just an addition built onto a mobile home. Even the dogs love this house! There’s a lot more on page 2: [st_button text_color=”#ffffff” link=”http://mobilehomeliving.org/extreme-single-wide-home-remodel/2/” background=”#18777f” size=”large” target=”_self”]Read More[/st_button] Share with your friends and family!Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) 17 Responses Evelyn Kelly October 31, 2013 Your kitchen looks fabulous. I liked your cabinet’s colour as I have painted my cabinet with simple white colour but now seeing your kitchen I am very curious to change my kitchen room. Reply Evie tracy November 6, 2013 Love house tour!! I think you had spent awful amount of time re-designing your place. Kitchen update is quite impressive .I bought a condominium that needed some remodeling. While the bathrooms were usable, they weren’t pretty. Keeping the bathroom renovation on budget is important for me as I have to do major kitchen renovation too. I love your bathroom and you have utilized every single space pretty well , would love to copy some of your ideas to make rooms more functional and organized. Reply Michelle November 7, 2013 This was just done so well! The attention to detail really makes this home gorgeous. Reply Debbi Cobern April 20, 2014 Amazing! Must have been very $$$ to do! You would be hard pressed to believe that this was a mobile home! Great job! Reply Robyn May 10, 2014 I am curious, I have a 16 x 80 single wide home. I would love to remodel the kitchen to make it more functional for my needs. Do you come up your own ideas or is there someone who can help with the design? Also, are there contractors who will do the actual work, as my husband and I are totally clueless. I live in western new york and would love to find someone who would help us in renovating. Also has anyone ever added a all season sunroom to their single wide? Reply Crystal Adkins May 11, 2014 Hi Robyn, I think most of us just look for ideas online, in magazines, and at home improvement stores. If you go to Lowe’s or Home Depot, they have software that will help you figure out what design and layout you want and contract with reputable companies to have it at installed for you (at a price of course..lol). You just have to give them your measurements and they order the cabinetry to the exact measurements for you. It’s really hard to try to piece together all the different colors and textures for a kitchen remodel – there’s soooo many choices that most people find it easier to find a complete kitchen they like at the home improvement store and just order it as a complete set. Personally, that’s what I would recommend you do. If you would rather order everything yourself, piece by piece, then you will have to hire someone to install it for you. You should be able to find a company that is experienced in manufactured home remodeling in your area – there’s only a slight difference between a site built home and manufactured home (single wides derive their structural integrity or strength from the roof is the main difference) so any licensed contractor should be able to handle kitchen remodels. Maybe you could google search for kitchen remodeler or remodeling contractor online for your area. Please make sure to ask for references (and call them) and get their licensing, insurance, and complaint information – it’s so easy to get ripped off if you don’t investigate the contractors. I don’t want to scare you, just make you aware that a lot of people end up with an unsatisfactory experience and had they called the former clients they could have bypassed it. As for the sunrooms, absolutely! They are VERY popular in the southern states. It’s a great way to add some extra room at an affordable price. There’s some companies online that sell the entire sunroom kits for manufactured homes – one of the most popular mobile home parts companies in the nation, Mobile Home Parts Store, has them here.. There’s all some national sunroom retailers – I see their commercials on TV all the time but I can’t remember their name. Sunrooms, I think. I wish you the best of luck! If there’s anything I can help you with just give me a yell! Thanks! Reply James June 11, 2014 How much would a do it yourself remodel like that cost? Reply Crystal Adkins June 12, 2014 Hi James! If I had to guess a remodel like this probably cost at least 10 thousand just for the building material. If they hired contractors to do all the work I’d guess the total was well over 25 grand (I’m in WV so I’m used to a lower price per hour for contractors – I’m not for sure what things cost out west). Still, that’s pretty good compared to what a traditional home would cost if you built it from scratch. One of the best things about buying an old mobile home and adding on to it is that you can do a little at a time and pay cash as you go. It takes a lot longer but you could do it without going into debt. Reply Maria September 14, 2014 Wonderful home! Curious if you knew of any websites that has floor plans for extending and/or additions to a mobile home? Reply Crystal Adkins September 14, 2014 Hi Maria! Thanks so much! Unfortunately, I don’t know of any. There’s definitely a shortage of resources for mobile homes. If I find any I’ll be sure to publish them though! Reply Renae Kersey October 7, 2014 What did you do for structural support when you removed the wall in the livingroom for the addition? Reply Crystal Adkins October 8, 2014 Hi Renae! I’m not the homeowner but I would think they used a standard beam and post That seems to be the most popular way to handle structural modifications. Here’s an article about removing walls in a manufactured home that may be helpful: http://mobilehomeliving.org/removing-walls-in-a-mobile-home/ Thanks! Reply Don November 4, 2014 Hello, thanks for your website. Saw the extreme single wide makeover. Nice! My wife and I have a question, please. We live in a 1990 single wide that we’d like to “makeover” and repair but we have been told that even if we put 15,000 into it to make it look really nice, if we ever sell the place, banks still consider it to have “zero” value and won’t loan on it. We paid cash ourselves when we bought the property a few years ago. Is there a way to make a single wide “loanable” so our investment increases the value of the home? Reply Crystal Adkins November 5, 2014 Hi Don! It is true that some banks will not loan on manufactured homes but lots of other banks will! Banks and credit unions provide loans on older mobile homes and manufactured homes every day, all over the country. Take California and Florida for example, manufactured homes often sell for upwards of $100,000 and there’s hundreds, if not thousands, of listings on real estate sites for every make and model imaginable, some in parks, some on private land. Those buyers are getting financed somewhere – I’m sure not all of them have cash. Make your home how you want it and while worrying about potential resell issues is a commendable thing to do, I wouldn’t let it keep me up at night. There’s plenty of financing out there! Reply Don November 13, 2014 Hello Crystal, thank you so much for your reply and information. That was very encouraging. We’ll proceed and also look for other banks. We had talked to a “loan specialist” at a local Washington Mutual bank and she said there was no way they would ever loan on a single wide manufactured home no matter what you did to it. Maybe we’ll try a local credit union next. It’s not that we need the loan, we just want to know, if we are going to upgrade, if there’s anything specific we can do to make it more easily loanable. It’s got a nice textured concrete block wall around the entire base, cement pad, no wheels, no tongue. Thanks again for the info! Best, Don and Maxine Crystal Adkins November 13, 2014 Hi Don! You’re welcome! Sorry I couldn’t be more help. It’s smart of you to do this type of research, you certainly don’t want to put a bunch of money into a home if it can’t produce equity. I don’t remember if you said the home was attached to land but if so, you shouldn’t have too much to worry about. Our ageing society and poor economy (though it keeps improving thankfully!) is going to push more people to consider manufactured homes. I guess my 3 best tips to give you about the actual remodeling aspect would be to research similar homes in your neighborhood and keep them in mind so your finished home can compete with them. Refrain from going to fancy or extravagant in both materials and styling. You can do a lot with $15,000 – I recommend new wiring and pipe if needed, then insulation and weatherproofing. Next, would be new doors and windows because they make the biggest impact on both appearance and function in my humble opinion and lastly, updating kitchens and baths. A nice curb appeal can do a lot for a home too! Please keep us updated and take lots of photos for us if you don’t mind – I would love to feature your remodel someday! Thanks so much for reading MHL! Francis December 10, 2014 You did a really great job in your house remodeling Los Angeles. Love how it’s done. 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