That’s exactly what one professional interior designer did to her double wide in Oregon. Charmaine Manley is a licensed interior designer that owns Charmaine Manley Design. Her family purchased an older model double wide mobile home in the high desert with a view of the mountains. The property had everything she wanted: acreage, views, privacy and no mortgage but the house sitting on the land left a lot to be desired for an interior designer. No worries though, she remodeled the double wide mobile home! All of these mobile home remodeling photos were found on a blog called High Desert Diva, you should definitely go there and read all the juicy details of the remodel.
On her blog she gives details of the remodel, stating, “We hired a crew to Sheetrock over the existing paneling and then we coated the walls and ceiling with both low VOC (Devine) and zero VOC (Yolo) paints. We ripped out the germ-riddled plush carpeting and laid Eco-Timber solid bamboo flooring (using a non-toxic glue) throughout the entire house. We tore out (and recycled) aluminum slider windows, replacing them with energy efficient ones. We re-purposed antique furniture into a vanity sink cabinet and linen closets rather than buying new pieces. The kitchen cabinets were purchased from a company who offered a green line of cabinetry. Paperstone (counter tops made using 100% recycled paper and a non-toxic resin) was installed in the kitchen. Ten of the light fixtures we installed were found at second hand stores or purchased off Craigslist. We salvaged, reused and re-purposed many items making our remodel as green as we could afford, and as beautiful as possible….and we paid cash.”
Here is her mobile home remodeling photos, before and after the remodel:
The double wide siding was painted and the wood stained. This dramatically changed the appearance, it is amazing what a little paint and stain can do! That should always be your first change as it is usually the least expensive and the most dramatic. Don’t use cheap paint though, it will usually take more coats and more paint to get the coverage of the higher priced paint. Just trust me on that!
I love these mobile home remodeling photos and think it’s one of the most inspiring transformations I’ve ever seen. The complete change is amazing and the colors she used are right up my alley. Warm neutrals can provided just as much punch as bright colors if you use the right shade.
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