Buying an affordable home and turning it into a true dream home is what Mobile and Manufactured Home Living is all about and this home is a perfect example of that!

The McCormacks bought their 2002 Spirit manufactured home in 2009. The 2200 sq ft home has a great view – it sits on the water of Oklahoma’s Lake Tenkiller.

Rebecca has kindly allowed us full access to every room and shared lots of great advice for our own manufactured home remodel dreams.

“Most people wouldn’t even consider throwing money into a mobile home, but we’re very happy with our remodel.”

Just like every manufactured home, it had potential and Rebecca was able to see it.

“It was traditional interior with dark green carpet and pink and green stripes and floral vinyl walls.  It was terrible.  So we began with replacing the carpet, and the bank account began to dwindle at that point.”

Before the Remodel

The home started out in great condition. The front exterior had already been updated with shingled vinyl siding and a new deck but the couple had a more traditional log cabin vision and they absolutely nailed it!

Manufactured Home Before Log Siding and Cabin Decor Makeover

Here’s what the back of the home looked like before the log cabin remodel.

Manufactured Home Before Log Siding and Cabin Decor Makeover

 

During the siding remodel.

manufactured home remodel - old siding being removed

 

manufactured home remodel - new siding being installed

 

After the Remodel

The exterior was completely wrapped in log siding, the deck was transformed into a covered porch, rock skirting was installed, a garage was added to the side of the home, and lots of beautiful landscaping was added.

It’s amazing!
Manufactured Home After Rustic cabin Remodel and Makeover

A perfect lake house!

Manufactured Home  Exterior After Rustic cabin Remodel

 

Rebecca’s husband did the landscaping. He installed a sprinkler system and laid river rock in the circle drives.

manufactured home remodel - new garage installed beside the home

 

The log siding was trimmed in a darker wood that highlights the new windows. It’s a great look!

Manufactured Home Log Siding Makeover - Porch

 

Porch fans and gorgeous seating areas completes the log cabin exterior remodel.

Manufactured Home Log Siding Makeover

 

The back of the home is just as gorgeous as the front.

Manufactured Home  Exterior After Rustic cabin Remodel  - Exterior Back

 

Manufactured Home Remodel – Interior

If you think the exterior remodel was amazing, just wait till you see the interior!

Here’s a photo of the kitchen before the McCormack’s remodeled. It was a fine home but it wasn’t their style. That’s why manufactured homes are so great – you can actually afford to make changes to the home after you buy it!

Manufactured Home Before Log Siding and Cabin Decor Makeover
manufactured home remodel - kitchen before

Rebecca described her vision, “I wanted a rustic log home and the interior is done in wood paneling and lots of glazed walls in earth tones, which I did myself.  Of course we mud, taped and textured all the walls. Big tip:  Be sure and seal the texture with Kilz.

 

Manufactured Home w Log Siding and Cabin Decor (25)

 

The kitchen was completely gutted and rebuilt. Updates included new engineered flooring, appliances, cabinets, counter tops and back splash.

” My favorite room is probably the kitchen.”

– Rebecca McCormack

 manufactured home remodel - new garage installed beside the home

Manufactured Home Gets Rustic Cabin Makeover

 

Manufactured Home Gets Rustic Cabin Makeover - Dining Room After

manufactured home remodel - looking into the new dining room

It’s important to incorporate your personal hobbies and passions into your home. While looking at pretty homes on Pinterest or even here on Mobile Home Living is important you make each space your own.

The McCormack’s home has a bear theme, a subject Rebecca is very passionate about.  She lived with them in the mountains of New Mexico for years.

Manufactured Home Rustic Cabin Makeover - Living Room

 

All interior and exterior doors were replaced and stained.  All lighting fixtures were replaced.

Manufactured Home Rustic Cabin Makeover - Living Room 2

 

The den is done in all wood.

Manufactured Home Gets Rustic Cabin Makeover - Living Room After

 

They have covered the seams in the walls and ceiling with stained pine and boxed in the seam down the middle of the home.

Manufactured Home Gets Rustic Cabin Makeover - Living Room After 2

 

A stoned fireplace anchors the den and provides emergency heat.

Manufactured Home Gets Rustic Cabin Makeover - Living Room After 3
Each bedroom was beautifully remodeled in a rustic log cabin theme.

Manufactured Home Rustic Cabin Bedroom Makeover

 

Manufactured Home Rustic Cabin Bedroom Makeover 2

 

Manufactured Home Bedroom Remodel - Rustic Cabin Style

 

manufactured hoe remodel - wall after new wood installed

 

Rebecca replaced all the white wire racks in the closets with wood stained shelves.

Manufactured Home Rustic Cabin Remodel - Master Closet

 

The bathroom got a complete overhaul too.

Manufactured Home After Rustic cabin Remodel  - bathroom

 

Dark wood trim frames the large mirrors (perfect for making a small room seem larger) and sets a stage for the soaking tub.

Manufactured Home  Exterior After Rustic cabin Remodel  - Master Bath

 

Stained wainscoting wraps the bathroom  in warmth.

Manufactured Home After Rustic cabin Remodel  - bathroom 2

 

Rebecca gave us some figures on the remodel, “We didn’t keep exact figures on the total remodel, but we estimate between $60-70K. ”

She continued, “We have 166 acres of forest behind us, so the deer and all sorts of wildlife are in the yard everyday.  It’s a piece of paradise.  No one is aware it’s a mobile and the few we have told are shocked.  You have to look under the house to find out it’s a mobile.  Our local realtor said it’s a show home, and people who visit ask us what it would take to buy it, so I guess we did something right.”

Thank you Rebecca for sharing your home with us! You have proven that anything is possible with a manufactured home and that dreams do come true!

Thank you for reading Mobile and Manufactured Home Living!

28 Responses

  1. karen

    Oh gosh.. I Love the porch on this house (as well as the remodel inside).. I’ve been looking at porches on your site for a couple of weeks now, keep thinking I’ve found the perfect one, then I find yet another great idea.. this one is really catching my eye, though, as we have the same kind of peak near the front door.. I just wish there were directions on how to actually build the porch and the best way to attach it (or build it independently). Thank you again for this site. I get so many great ideas from it and love that other people realize the value in mobile/manufactured homes!

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    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi Karen!

      Thanks so much for the kind words! I think a good porch makes a manufactured home. They make such a huge impact!

      You will want to keep your porch or deck completely separate from your home (as far as footers go). It’s just ‘butted up’ against the home. It’s not hard at all.

      Thanks again for the kind words. Hope you can share your new porch with us – I’m always looking for great projects!

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  2. Gail

    This home is beautiful !! We are looking to remodel our manufactured home at the lake this is exactly what I would want. I would like to know stain colors on knotty pine and doors also what brand of cabinets in the kitchen.Beautiful!!!!

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  3. Jodi Hunter

    I’m curious where all the products were from, if the work was done by contractors or by the family themselves. The estimated time it took to remodel. Where did she find all her bear product? Did they own the house outright or did they take an additional loan on the home to remodel. How much was the porch itself and the garage itself. we just purchased a 2009 Modular 2 years ago and want to reinvent it’s look as well into a rustic look. We reside in Montana and our home overlooks a small lake. We would love to remodel but need details. I’m just starting to look and would love details…this home is my dream look seriously!!!!! Please email with all information please!!!!! Thanks and it your home is absolutely stunning!

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  4. Denise

    Do you know of any companies in Arizona (Show Low area) that do log siding? We have a home on 5 acres and would really like to do this on our home. Thank you.

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    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi Denise,

      I don’t but maybe another reader may be able to help. I would contact a local wood mill or research it online or at a locally owned home improvement store.

      Best of luck!

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  5. Lauren

    Just curious, it says they purchased the home in 2009. So did it take them 6 years to finish all the renovations or did they do the entire $60k-$70k house remodel pretty quickly? Lovely home! My husband and I are actually in the process of looking for a large piece of land to do this exact same thing.

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  6. Racheal

    Hi. This house is beyond beautiful!!! This is my first time on this site though. Excuse me for sounding really dumb to ask this question though. I don’t know anyone that lives in a mobile home. I always wanted to buy one and be creative like this and do small things like adding a porch or sunroom- though this is light years beyond that. I always thought though that if you altered your mobile home in ANY WAY you automatically forfeited your home warranty. Is this true- and how do you get around this to do all the nice things I see on this website??? :)

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    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi Racheal,

      Manufactured homes usually only have a 1 year warranty when bought new and no warranty when bought used –
      just like a site-built home. Actually, manufactured homes usually have better warranties and homeowner protections than a site-built home.

      Also, the majority of the beautiful homes featured here are older so there’s no worries about warranty. Thanks so much for reading MHL!

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  7. Tammy

    My jaw is on the floor!

    This is the most amazing home I think I’ve ever seen.
    So happy to find a home that’s not all white trim, white
    cabinets, white walls. Refreshing!

    We too, have a wildlife theme in our current home, and
    we will transfer it to our new home when we move in next
    month/Sept. It’s a 2008 Fleetwood, and while we aren’t
    doing much but floors and paint right now, I love getting
    ideas, and you have given me PLENTY!

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    • Kim

      Hi Tammy,
      I want to ask you how you like your Fleetwood home. I have a dealer near me and am trying to do my homework on manufacturers. What do like and not like about your home?
      Thanks,
      Kim

      Reply
  8. Jazmin

    I wanna say your remodel is amazingly beautiful! Anything can be accomplished if you put your mind to it♡ I am jealous!

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  9. Sandra

    Your re-model is simply beautiful! My husband and I have a single wide that we have re-model in a similar way. Replaced all trim in the house with cedar. Hardwood flooring throughout. Our bathroom looks similar, also. I really love the way you done both sides of the master bathtub with mirrors. We only done one side. May have to copy yours!! Used all cedar in the bathroom also. Your home is truly beautiful. Just shows what a person can do with a manufactured home if you use your imagination and a lot of hard work. Thank you for sharing your home.

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  10. Aj Z

    This is an amazing remodel and a great motivational story. We are trying to update and “cabinfy” our double wide. I was sitting here just yesterday and was kind of beating myself up on all the things that need to be done but seeing this lifted my spirits. My question is what are the stains that were used on the exterior and the stain on the inside. Colors and brands.

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    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi AJ!

      I beat myself up all the time over projects that should be finished or need to be started. I really thought after 5 years our little single wide would be completely remodeled by now but it just didn’t happen. Life seems to always throw ya curve ball when you least expect it!

      Don’t over stress yourself – I’m sure your home is gorgeous already! Thanks so much for reading MHL, I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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      • Kay

        What color is the stain in the Kitchen on the wall behind the table? Also did you get new cabinets or did you glaze? Love your home its beautiful :o)

  11. Virginia

    I would like to change regular hot water heater to a tankless water heater. Anyone have any experience doing this? Any problems anyone is aware of?
    Thanks for any thoughts!

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  12. Gini

    This is the first time I’ve visited your site and I’m really enjoying it. It’s hard to find information and decorating ideas for mobile homes. We purchased a mobile home with the log siding back in 2001 and we love the rustic feel of the outside, but we weren’t sure how to add a porch on the front. This is an amazing home and this gives some great ideas on how to do ours. I’d love to know where to get the stone skirting, it looks so natural. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi Gini!

      I bet your home is gorgeous! I love log siding! I think Lowe’s has a product called Airstone and there’s also a website called fauxpanels.com where you can get some very realistic stone panels that can be used inside or out.

      Would love to see photos of your home! Thanks so much for commenting – I hope to hear from you lots more!

      Reply
  13. Toni

    Curious about how much this renovation cost. We have a doublewide that is in need of repairs and updates. Lenders don’t want to loan much on a doublewide due to low home values. How can you go about getting your home done the way you want at a reasonable price?

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    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi Toni!

      The owner said it cost around $60-70,000. You’re absolutely right, banks don’t like to give loans but most will consider home equity loans if the home is permantly installed to the land. There’s also personal loans available. My husband and I spend a little bit each month (if possible) to repair or update whatever we can – we’re still saving up for the big projects though.

      Thanks so much for reading MHL!

      Reply
  14. Tara

    My husband I have been wondering if we can do this. We love the look of log homes but would never be able to afford them in the size that our mobile is. Excited to show this to my husband when he gets home.

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  15. Shirlee

    This is my favourite renovated mobile home you’ve showcased over the years. I absolutely love it! My dream home is a log home and it’s great that the couple saw the potential of turning a typical mobile home into their log home dream. Beautiful property.

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    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi Shirlee!

      It’s always great to hear from you! I love this remodel too! It just goes to show that you can do anything with a manufactured home! Hope all is well with you and yours!

      Reply
  16. Sue

    absolutely amazingly gorgeous! Love your style in this home. I would have horse and dog pictures around but that is the ONLY thing I would change up a bit. Love the warmth this home gives off.

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  17. Patti

    This home is amazing!!! Just found your site and I love it!! My husband and I will be downsizing soon and this is the direction we’re going. In my area manufactured homes have higher standards than traditional ” stick built ” homes do. Try moving an on-site home down the street, haha.

    We’ve always wanted a log cabin but knew it would be way out of budget. This home has covered it all and is wonderful to say the least! Thank you for sharing this with all of us! Two thumbs up!! Patti

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