Great Manufactured Home Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Here’s 3 great manufactured home kitchen remodel ideas that I found on HGTV’s Rate My Space. They only have a few manufactured home makeovers but the few they do have are great examples of what can be achieved. Kitchens renovations and updates are one of the most popular makeovers in manufactured homes. While the standard kitchens are usually fine and useable, they often lack the most updated features available. Of course, if you’re buying a new manufactured home you can have it built anyway you want but if you have an older home or purchased a used home, you’re probably gonna want to change a few things to make it all yours.

Double Wide Kitchen Remodel

Our first kitchen is in a standard double wide. They added all the bells and whistles! Tile, new appliances and great attention to details really makes this room special.

The before:

The after:


Another Great Double Wide Kitchen Remodel

The next kitchen remodel shows how granite, new appliances and a new back splash can transform a kitchen. It truly shines now! I’ve always liked the octagon islands that came out in the mid to late 90’s. It’s hard to have anything roundlike in a rectangle so the designers were really thinking out of the box with this concept. New appliances often come with tax credits so they can often pay for themselves in energy reduction alone. I’m really impressed with the storage this home has, too!

The before:

The after:


Single Wide Kitchen Remodel

The last kitchen I found didn’t include a before photo and to be honest, we don’t need one. We’ve all seen the single wide kitchens. They are usually in a L-shaped form and sometimes have an island in the middle. What these owners did was reface the cabinetry, added track lighting and just spiffied it up a bit. It doesn’t take much to give a whole new look to a room and this proves it.

You can go as cheap or as expensive as you want and still have a room that anyone would be proud to cook in. Whether you’ve been wanting that gourmet kitchen or just a little extra style, you can achieve it with some research and a little elbow grease.

If you have a kitchen remodel or any room for that matter, we would love to feature it here on MMHL. Just contact me through the comments or through the “Get Featured” page. I’d be honored to share it!

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  1. Rachel Miller says

    Hi I just came onto this page from a google search. I have a single wide kitchen that has a similar setup to the last set of pictures above. I like how they were able to place a dishwasher and sink more towards the living room. My sink is currently where their stove is, and my stove is where the blender is on the counter (next to the fridge). I was curious though, with extending the counters/cabinets this way where can you place the kitchen table? Currently there’s a broom closet in the spot where the sink is. My home is an older manufactured home built in 1966. I have a feeling it would be costly to move the plumbing.

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Rachel,

      It kinda sounds like you may have a Homette like mine! I have a small pantry beside my refrigerator. Space is the biggest issue for smaller single wides. It seems like every design choice you make creates an issue. I would look at those tables that collapse into a small cafe table but can become a larger dining table when you need it (Ikea has one). We ended up just putting a small island in our dining space and using it as a dining table with stools. We aren’t formal people though.
      Best of luck!

  2. Eliot says

    Installing granite counter tops can be a weight issue. I’m curious if there is a need for structural support in the cabinets?

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      It’s an excellent idea to reinforce, especially if you have the particle board cabinets. Better safe than sorry! I wouldn’t go too thick on that granite either.

      Best of luck!

  3. Christina hood says

    Hi, I too have the same problem with my cabinets, though our trailer was bought new in 2007 and we’ve taken care of it, the cabinets we use most have been rubbed till the paper has come off. I want to paint them, to update them..would you advise paint and if so what’s the best way to approach that?

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Christina,

      If you can lightly sand that paper down so that it isn’t lose you should be able to use paint. Use a good primer (make sure it doesn’t soak into the paper) and use several light coats till you’re happy with the base and then paint.

      Best of luck! If you can, please take some photos so I can get an article up about the process. Thank you!

    2. SemiruralTexan says

      This is my exact same problem! Our home is newer and the cabinets are as cheap as can be. They look nice for now, but I noticed a tiny grease speck from cooking and how quickly and stubbornly it soaked into the MDF. There are also some minor nicks in the paper that I know will cause problems someday. I want to paint them ASAP to seal them from further wear. I was thinking a light sanding, XIM primer, then paint with Sherwin Williams ProClassic and seal with polycrylic. Wish I could just chalk paint them like I do everything else but my research so far says this would be the best technique. If there is an article about this process on this blog, please link! Otherwise I’ll take pics and submit them for a write-up!

      1. Crystal Adkins says

        Here’s an article on painting the VOG paneling and while cabinets are different they still have the paper facing so the painting technique is similar.

  4. ladynks2000 says

    I have 2 questions, well I think only two. How do you repair the wood grain paper covering on the kitchen cabinets. Mine are bubbling and parts are scratched. Secondly, any ideas or know-how to's on the kitchen cabinet doors with etched mirrors?

    1. CrystalMHL says

      Hi there! Your 2 questions are 2 of the most frustrating aspects of mobile homes (along with the vinyl coated walls). Anyone living in an older home can relate to the cheap veneer covered cabinets and the etching from the early 80'

      Those paper covered cabinets are a nightmare! Peeling and bubbling usually happen with heat, age or if the manufacture of the doors just didn't use a quality adhesive in the manufacturing process. To be honest, I would recommend installing all new doors made of real wood with no veneer. It's a bit expensive but it will improve the entire look of the room. I've seen some people make their own doors and it looked great. One lady I know took pallets and made country doors out of them (imagine 4-5 vertical pieces of wood all in a shabby chic, unfinished look), it was gorgeous!! You can also buy veneer to attach to the front of the doors, it's just a really thin paneling and there's also a wall-paper like material. You'd simply sand the top to get rid of the paper and attach it with a really good adhesive. You can also purchase edging to run around it to give it a more finished look. Google cabinet re-facing and it should give you a lot of great products and ideas.

      The etched mirrors and glass in some doors can be easily replaced with regular glass or wood but each is made differently so you'd have to look at how the mirror/glass is setting in the door to see just how easy it would be. (is it in a groove with a clips or just in the groove with no clips? If there are clips you should be able to replace them a bit easier than if there are no clips)The really cheap fake etching (it's really just a sticker like material) can be scraped off with a razor blade. I did my dining room glass doors like that and it came right off. It was a gold scroll in each corner and I put some WD-40 on it and scraped it right off.

      Hope this helps. Good luck!

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