Total Trailer Chic Remodel
My conclusion: These girls have skills!
So without further mumbo jumbo from me, please enjoy:
Home on Wheels
Appearances can be deceiving. “The outside is our ‘disguise,’ says Tanille. “No one would guess what is inside and that’s the beauty of it. Everything is original. It just received and good cleaning and a coat of paint.”
Mobile Home Remodel
“This shows the extent of our remodel,” says Tanille. “We took it down to the studs. It had been so neglected that the floors were rotted through, the insulation was paper thin and the ceiling was sagging. All of this was rectified due to a lot of hard work, and now we have a solid little structure!”
Horror to Home
The state of this trailer when we found it was horrifying. You can see in this photo the nicotine that was caked on the walls, the white square on the wall was where a picture was hanging. The former owner also lived with several cats. You can imagine the smell. The first few days of demolition we had to wear masks or we would be sick. All of these windows had to be replaced, many were broken or wouldn’t close.
Out of all the rooms in their trailer, the Leals’ favorite space to renovate was the kitchen. “The cabinets took about three swings with a sledgehammer and literally fell apart,” recalls Tanille. “The floor was so rotted that is was buckled.”
Must Have Kitchen Sink
Tanille had one major must-have for the trailer renovation – a beautiful kitchen sink. “This was my kitchen splurge and the only thing bought new in this room,” says Tanille. “I also wanted black granite counter tops, which a friend conveniently had just laying around from a construction project. So we scored on this one. The small spaces next to the sink are going to be small utensil drawers that we still need to build.”
The Leals’ bedroom is their sanctuary. “Originally the bathroom was in the middle of the trailer and the bedroom was so small only a twin size bed would fit comfortably. We considered bunk beds, but for the sake of our marriage decided to redesign the layout of the space. The result is a surprisingly spacious and beautiful bedroom.”
Color in Small Spaces
Thrifty Kitchen Finds