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!
Here’s what the back of the home looked like before the log cabin remodel.
During the siding remodel.
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.
A perfect lake house!
Rebecca’s husband did the landscaping. He installed a sprinkler system and laid river rock in the circle drives.
The log siding was trimmed in a darker wood that highlights the new windows. It’s a great look!
Porch fans and gorgeous seating areas completes the log cabin exterior remodel.
The back of the home is just as gorgeous as the front.
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!
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.”
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
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.
All interior and exterior doors were replaced and stained. All lighting fixtures were replaced.
The den is done in all wood.
They have covered the seams in the walls and ceiling with stained pine and boxed in the seam down the middle of the home.
A stoned fireplace anchors the den and provides emergency heat.
Each bedroom was beautifully remodeled in a rustic log cabin theme.
Rebecca replaced all the white wire racks in the closets with wood stained shelves.
The bathroom got a complete overhaul too.
Dark wood trim frames the large mirrors (perfect for making a small room seem larger) and sets a stage for the soaking tub.
Stained wainscoting wraps the bathroom in warmth.
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!
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