Chris Curcuru and Ron Kvale have created a manufactured home interior design masterpiece with a 1988 Skyline double wide!

 

1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - After Double Wide Kitchen Remodel - Dining Area

 

Two Design Experts and a Manufactured Home

Chris and Ron have been in real estate for over 26 years. Chris started out as an agent and quickly developed a talent for staging homes. A well staged home will sell faster and at a higher price. A decade ago, they united and formed Color Me Sold Staging, now one of the largest home staging companies in Los Angeles.

Check out Color Me Sold’s amazing decor on their Facebook page here!

The couple wanted a place to unwind and recharge on the weekends so they set out to find a vacation home near the beach.

They chose the 1988 Skyline double wide because of the great location and price. The home sits in a popular beach side community in Carpinteria, California. The double wide was 100% factory original when they purchased it in July 2015.

The 1988 Skyline Double Wide Before the Remodel: 

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1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - Exterior Before - front
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After only 6 months, Chris and Ron completely transformed their manufactured home. It’s an amazing example of the potential in manufactured home interior design.

Tearing Down Walls (and Stigmas)

Ron and Chris focused their attention on the shell of the home first.

Factory-built homes have limited ceiling height due to transporting restrictions. Most 1988 model manufactured homes offered only eight foot side walls often paired with cathedral ceilings in the living, dining and kitchen areas.

Look past the stigma and concentrate on the “bones” of the home. 

The couple remedied the lower ceilings and enclosed layout by removing the wall that separated the kitchen from the living room. The single wall opened up the living and dining areas as well as the kitchen.

 

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Once the ceiling was raised and the island was installed the couple updated the surfaces of the kitchen. They opted to break from the traditional materials used in manufactured homes and used real Italia Carrera marble counter tops and subway tile for the back splash.

Just to give you an idea of the immense transformation, here is what the kitchen looked like when Chris and Ron first bought the home:

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The dining area:

 

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Living Room

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1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - After Double Wide Interior Remodel - Living and Dining Room

 

They also stripped the paneled fireplace and resurfaced it in stacked stone.

 

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The fireplace and  living room before the amazing manufactured home remodel:

 

 

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Master Bedroom

 

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1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design -Master Bedroom After Remodel

 

The master bedroom before:

1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - Master Bedroom Before Remodel

 

 

Master Bathroom 

The master bathroom is an impressive space, especially if you see the before and after photos together. Here is what the room looked like before:

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and after:

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They used an over-sized tile in the master shower to pump up the sophistication level (OXO LINE BLANCO PV 12″X35″).


1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design -Master Bathroom After Remodel

 

Guest Bedroom

The headboard made of colorful oars is awesome!

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1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - Second Bedroom After Remodel

 

The guest bedroom before:

1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - Second Bedroom Before Remodel

Guest Bathroom

The guest bathroom is perfect!

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1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - Second Bathroom After Remodel

 

The guest bathroom before:

1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - Second Bathroom Before Remodel

 

As long as you have the vision, you can create a multi-million dollar look!

Manufactured Home Interior Design Tricks the Pros Use 

We can learn a lot from interior design and staging professionals like Chris and Ron. When professional designers tackle a manufactured home interior design project we need to pay special attention.

Chris and Ron focused their efforts on creating an open floor plan that was light and airy. We asked Chris what his favorite home decor and design tips were and he answered, “Keep your home light and bright. Do not paint your walls dark colors. Have as many windows as possible.”

Light and Bright

Chris’s first tip for manufactured home interior design is to keep your home light and bright. Sunlight paired with light neutral wall colors are a perfect marriage in just about any space. The pairing is a well-known design application and works perfectly in manufactured home interior design projects to make the home feel larger.

Be Careful When Choosing Dark Colors in Small Spaces

When choosing a wall color be attentive to the way light interacts with it. Make sure to test it out throughout the day so that you can see how the sunlight affects the color. Dark colors tend to absorb light and that can make a small space seem even smaller.

Related: Choosing Colors for a Small Room

Windows for the Win!

Chris’s last manufactured home interior design tip evolves around light. Windows can absolutely change a space. Installing a window adds an ever-changing visual element that baths a room in sunlight.

 

 

Updating a Manufactured Home’s Exterior

The new deck is one of Chris’s favorite areas of the home.

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1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - Front of Exterior After 2

 

When we asked Chris what his favorite DIY project he said it was the outdoor surfboard shower, “Living so close to the beach with two beautiful fluffy dogs, the shower really comes in handy to rinse off the sand.”

 

1988 Skyline Double Wide - Complete remodel - Manufactured Home Interior Design - Front of Exterior After

Manufactured home remodels are rarely featured in main stream media so it’s important that we document these beautiful transformations. A huge thank you to Chris and Ron for letting us see this amazing manufactured home remodel!

Thank you for reading Mobile and Manufactured Home Living!

 

Photographer:  Thom Hartwick / Hartwick Home Imaging / (818) 720-0866

10 Responses

  1. Jan

    What did they do with the batten walls? What did they use to where they gaps used to be?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi Marty,

      This was likely a very labor intensive project. Load bearing walls appear to have been modified with a central beam modification. An engineer and architect was probably there while it was being done to ensure the homes structural integrity stayed intact.

      Thanks so much for reading MHL!

      Reply
  2. Sue

    Absolutely stunning home! Wish I could wiggle my nose and mine would look almost the same. I think I would need a pop of colour on a wall or two, but other than that, it’s perfect. I understand the light thing for sure, it does make a difference, the space definitely looks bigger, but I love colour too. :) Thank you for sharing this one for sure!

    Reply

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