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  1. Crystal, thanks for this article. I want to do something about my popcorn ceiling, this lays out my options perfectly. Bonus for prices. Happy holidays!


  2. I am in urgent need to replace a few ceiling panels (16″ wide by 4 feet long) of a 1989 mobile home. I have spent many, many hours without success. Any suggestions?

    I have enjoyed and appreciate the info you provide along with comments and feedback from other people.

    Thank you.

    1. There aren’t many places that sell ceiling panels, because they are very hard to transport. If you are looking for the gypsum panels you might try searching the brand SeaSpray and see if you can get a local dealer to order them for you.

  3. My wife and I bought a mobile home and we repainted And re did some stuff inside the place. I’m not carpenter,drywall,painter or etc. I’m a electrician and heat and air tech by trade but lay asphalt for a living. So we had two kids after we moved in and they did a number on the place lol, And my dogs did also. Now we had bad bad water leak and had to replace both full bathrooms and floor and all so I made our bathroom with his and her sinks and theirs standard. because of guest. But we’ve got no cabinet space and kitchen needs redone so now I’m redoing the whole place myself and learning as I go. I’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos which helped me a lot. I’ve did my rooms in old barn wood looking floor and I got it on clearance at Lowe’s and if you find some you like on clearance then if they have some at factory same color then you will get it for that price as store has on clearance. ( only if your location will honor it) but i love these ideas now I can replace this ugly boards on my ceiling In my room and also recessed lighting in your rooms are awesome and easy ideas. Ty for the greet ideas.

  4. hello, i am retired, and been slowly doing repairs my self and remodeling myself past few years, but it is getting the best of me. and am flustrated. i have the living room mostly done. and , and, and, its painted, and looks good, i must say, and working on the kitchen, and have been purging alot, alot, painted the bedroom, and hate it, was the first, but will redo it later, the kitchen and dining room are my main concern, i cook alot and do alot of canning and have the tinest kitchen and no cabinets and alot of things, and am having to run out to my outside barn to get canning stuff, or in my laundry room, or under the dining room table, or somewhere in the house corner, any suggestions, or know of what i can do, help help help help i am alone and 63 and not getting any younger. i wish i was, have you seen the fountain of youth, the one in florida didnt work. dang

  5. Hi – I was wondering if it would be possible to take off the existing ceiling in my flat roofed ’62 Riviera double wide and put dry wall between the “rafters” the way my friend with an old stick built house did. She even added a couple rafters to beef up the structure and even out the spacing. All the walls and ceilings are the original wood paneling with pale wood look veneer.
    Does my home even have rafters?
    Can I insulate a bit and then add the drywall? It gets hot where I live.
    I love your site. I get lost for hours getting ideas!
    Thank you, Patrice

    1. Hi Patrice!

      Thank you so much for the kind words – it means a lot to hear! Your home does have rafters but in the industry, they are called trusses.

      I may not understand your idea correctly but everything is possible (with enough Between your ceiling is a sandwich of trusses, insulation, and a plastic sheeting that acts as a vapor barrier. If you remove the insulation and vapor barrier and place drywall between the roof trusses you’d either have to add them back or if you lived in a mild climate or had a well-insulated roof you may not need to worry about it. Take a look at the house in this article, that’s what your trusses look like. You can see they removed everything….their roof is probably an insulated metal system.

      Does that answer your question at all?

  6. I am remodeling my single wide mobile home. I am insulating and sheetrocking the walls and ceilings. Is rockwool insulation good for the walls and should I use plastic between the Sheetrock and insulation? The exiting exterior wall has not so good thin plastic between the metal panel siding and the 2×3 studs. Would you do the same for the ceiling?

    1. I’ve read that Rockwool is good for walls. I also read that your ceiling will always need a vapor barrier. As far as the walls, I understand that moisture barriers are dependent on your climate and location. You may want to call an insulation professional in your area. Sorry, I can’t help. Best of luck!

  7. Hi Crystal! Just want to give a thanks for such great monthly articles. They’re informative and enjoyable! I learn a lot! I believe my generation of newly retired folks are leaning more toward mobile home life due to economic reasons. It’s not a bad choice at all! The trick is not to get caught up in the rep that comes with it. There are some beautiful mobile home parks in the country (if one can relocate). It really is a wonderful, simple and affordable way of life, plus it forces ya to downsize your junk! :-)

  8. I am ignorant I bought a 40 year old mobile home and need advise on how to start upgrading this castle to my needs I am not a handy but with guidance I feel it could be done I am disabled and economickly below middle class but it could be done thank you godspeed

    1. Hi David!

      Paint is the best place to start. You can look through the 650 articles we’ve shared over the years and find a bunch of great ideas from other homeowners. Best of luck!

  9. We are remodeling a single wide mobile home. We have replaced the walls, sub floor and now we are working on the roof and ceiling. We are at the rafters and trying to decide on what kind of ceiling and walls to do. What do you suggest would be the cheapest and easiest. To do we are DYI’S. Any help would be really appreciate.
    Thank you
    Kim Rhodebeck

    1. The cheapest and easiest would probably be drywall or paneling of some sort, such as the white beadboard. You could add furring strips over the original ceiling, screw the panels in and trim over all the seams. I would take the opportunity and drywall it and just trim over the seams until you can hire someone to tape and mud it.

      Best of luck!

      1. Hi Crystal,

        I know this is off-topic, but can you tell me how to find the manufacturer’s information for my mobile home?

        The original tag on the outside is illegible.

        Thank you,

        I love this newsletter.