Mobile home renovations can make a huge difference in the value of your home, especially when and if you decide to sell. And with more than 22 million Americans living in Manufactured homes (according to the Manufactured Housing Institute, 2022) mobile homes are becoming as popular as site-built homes in the realtor market. But it’s important to know which ones are worth the time and money and will pay off in the long run. These 5 mobile home renovations will do just that.
Give the Kitchen an Upgrade
Knowing that kitchens are the heart of any home, it’s no surprise that a kitchen upgrade is a good investment. Keep in mind, a total kitchen gut job is great but you can also get a lot of bang for your buck with upgrades like these:
- New fixtures (like a kitchen faucet)
- Replacing your cabinet’s hardware with modern pulls, knobs, or handles
- Updating the flooring
- New appliances
- Replacing countertops
- Adding an island
Doing just some of these projects can easily change the look of your kitchen and add value.
Bathrooms are another area where renovations can make a huge difference in resale value. Replacing an outdated vanity, old plumbing, lighting fixtures, or adding a new tile floor are all ways to update your bathroom and modernize its look. A full bathroom remodel can be a big undertaking, but definitely worth it when you get ready to put your home up for sale.
Give the Exterior a Facelift
There’s nothing like curb appeal to boost the value of a home. Those first impressions make a huge impact on buyers so make the most of it by making sure your landscaping is eye-catching and that your home’s exterior is clean and damage free.
Freshen up Those Walls
Paint is by far the most cost-effective way to make your home more appealing to buyers. The key is to create a neutral backdrop that will draw a buyer’s attention to the home, not the color of the walls. Use colors like white, cream, and grey to maximize the paint’s benefit.
Update the Lighting and Fixtures
If you haven’t updated your lighting or the fixtures in your bathroom or kitchen, now is the time. Nothing dates a mobile home like the old standard lighting and faucet fixtures that come in many manufactured homes. Changing out those old lights will quickly give your home a fresh look without costing a fortune.
These are 5 mobile home renovations that will add value should you decide to sell your home. There are also ones that you shouldn’t invest in, such as adding a swimming pool or installing some type of quirky-looking tile or wallpaper. These may be appealing to you and your family but might be a complete turnoff to a potential buyer. So, if your mobile home isn’t planning to be your forever home, plan your renovations wisely so they don’t end up costing you when you decide to put your home on the market.
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