|Beginning construction on 20′ x 32′ addition|
Today’s home is owned by a young couple, Brian and Bridget Walker. They are a picture perfect family and have 4 beautiful children ages 8 years to 9 months. They initially purchased a smaller doublewide that measured 28′ x 48′ square foot. In time, they continued to grow their family and their home.
First, they built a 12′ x 16′ living room addition on the front of the doublewide. Next, came an 8′ x 8′ closet added to the master bedroom on the side of the home. Finally, they built a huge addition that measures 20′ x32′ on the back of the home. They utilized every spare inch of space around the parameter of their home, using smart planning and designing. The construction of the latest addition took them less than 3 months and they did everything themselves with a little help from family . They worked on it every free minute they had and are truly the king and queen of DIY in my book.
|Construction of addition continued|
All the projects were built onto the double wide to maximize space and flow. They now have 5 bedrooms, a large living room and an even larger family room along with 2 bathrooms, and a huge kitchen and dining area. The double wide is now an amazingly spacious and gorgeous home. (Of course, it was very nice before all the additions.)
|The fireplace will be covered in rock and molding added to complete the room|
|Exterior of Addition|
Mrs. Walker uses warm colors and kid friendly materials in her home. The flooring she picked is laminate. Laminate is a great alternative to real wood if you have children, it’s very easy to care for and will look new for years with the right upkeep.The children’s bedrooms are especially adorable, each one an extension of the child’s unique personality. The whole house has a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, where comfort and beauty come together wonderfully. Thank you, Brian and Bridget, for letting my readers see your beautiful home.
Think your ready to build an addition? The planning and designing stage should be your first step and there you will decide how much space you need and how your going to tie the two together, if at all. The best candidate for mobile home additions are homes with proper foundation piers that have been poured below the frost line in your area. Additions should only be added to mobile homes that are permanently placed with no plans of being moved. If you have to move the mobile home and the additions you could be looking at a very expensive endeavor. Use the right materials and always have the right tool for the job. Ask the right people the right questions, if you know a plumber and have a plumbing question call them up. My husband is a master plumber and we get calls all the time asking for troubleshooting help and advice, it doesn’t bother him at all to answer a few. Research, research and research is my last bit of advice. There is so many points to consider that you really need to do your homework before buying the first nail or board. With the right knowledge you get the right results.
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