This single wide is beautiful with a modern traditional decor! When Michelle and her family decided to give up city living and move into the country she knew it would be an adjustment. Not only was the move a complete change of scenery, the 20-year-old single wide they were moving into had been vacant for 2 years and was in desperate need of a makeover so that’s exactly what she did!
Michelle and her family live in a gorgeous home now!
Her style could be described as modern traditional decor with a cool farmhouse twist. Regardless of what you call it, the home is gorgeous and another great example of mobile home living.
Michelle shared her story on Hometalk and we wanted to share some of her great single wide makeover ideas. Take a look:
Modern Traditional Decor: Kitchen Makeover
Michelle has mastered modern traditional decor. The first step of her single wide makeover story was to replace the old kitchen appliances with modern stainless steel.
Flooring was also a top priority for Michelle. The linoleum had been there since the home was manufactured and had to go! She visited her local home improvement store and purchased industrial vinyl tiles. The linoleum came up easy and the new linoleum tile was easy to cut and install.
The kitchen before:
Nothing can update the look of a home faster than paint!
Michelle painted the kitchen cabinets a crisp clean white. She used the same steps we recommend. First. she cleaned the surface well and then used a primer coat of Kilz. She applied two coats of paint after the primer dried.
Kitchen Island Update
Michelle’s kitchen island needed an update as well so the counter top was removed and replaced with a pre-cut butcher block top. She coated the butcher block with 7 layers of Varathon. She also added a set of drawer slides for the cabinets under the island.
The remaining kitchen counter tops were replaced with an inexpensive black laminate. Black countertops on white cabinetry create a great contrast in a kitchen. They are easier to keep clean, too.
Unique Kitchen Pantry Update
Michelle updated the single wide’s kitchen pantry with decorative shelving and reclaimed wood fencing she had found on the property. She created cool weathered doors with the reclaimed wood:
Make a Room Work for You
Don’t be scared to use the space in your home how you want to use it.
Regardless of how long or wide a single wide can be there are limitations to their layout. Sometimes a home comes with rooms we don’t need or rooms in the wrong place.
One previous featured homeowner switched her living room and master bedroom around because she needed a home office in her bedroom.
Michele turned the unused dining room into a very useful sitting area. Now, her family can use the space in a way that fits their lifestyle and they get to see a beautiful view! She also created a great entry way by putting a quarter wall to work with shelving.
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