6 Great Mobile Home Kitchen Makeovers

Home improvement and DIY experts tend to agree that mobile home kitchen makeovers should be a top remodeling priority. They have great return-on-investment rates and can make an entire home appear more modern.

Regardless of budget, you can create a beautiful, high-functioning space that would make any homeowner proud. Here are 6 great kitchen makeovers that are sure to inspire!

Mobile Home Kitchen Makeover: Chantal’s Chic Country Cottage

We featured this home makeover a few months ago. Chantal lives in upstate NY in this 2000 model double wide.

This kitchen makeover is a great mix of rustic, natural tones and rich, warm textures.

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One of the biggest changes made was the cabinet replacement. Chantal replaced the manufactured home cabinetry with custom built pieces. It’s a bit expensive but you can’t beat the upscale look it provides. Oh, and the backsplash is pretty darn awesome, too!

You can see more of this beautiful home here! 

1970’s Mobile Home Kitchen Makeover

This next kitchen makeover is great because it proves you don’t need to change everything to get a beautiful kitchen. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any additional information on this mobile home kitchen makeover, other than this photo, but the photo speaks volumes.

Obvious changes include:  walls were painted, new laminate flooring was laid in the kitchen and carpet in the living room, and new laminate on the counters.

This remodel proves that you can change only the major surfaces of a kitchen and still create a remarkable room.

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Mobile Home Meets Modern Simplicity

This bachelor pad kitchen is a beautiful example of modern simplicity in a mobile home kitchen makeover.

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This kitchen makeover focuses on simplicity and modern materials. Stark black counters paired with white cabinetry create a modern space.

The window screens are a unique feature. Plexiglas has so many great uses, using them as a privacy screen on windows allow plenty of light and ample privacy to the home.

 You can see more of this great kitchen and the rest of the home here!

Sheet Metal Mobile Home Kitchen Makeover

This Canadian single wide remodel uses sheet metal throughout the home. Sheet metal is an affordable, waterproof, rustproof, and long-lasting material that can be a perfect addition to home both inside and out.

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Black and white are popular colors for kitchens. Gina, the owner, used metallic accents sparingly in the kitchen. She even uses garage cabinets as a storage solution!

See the rest of this awesome sheet metal mobile home here!

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Mobile Home Goes Farmhouse Chic

This next mobile home kitchen makeover is creative. The owner did a great job of using easy-to-find (and afford) materials to reface the upper cabinets.

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The backsplash is recycled wood that gives the space a great warmth. The ivory chicken wire cabinets paired with beautiful wood countertops really pull the space together and provokes a timeless farmhouse/country style.

Just to show you how remarkable this makeover is, here is the kitchen before the update:

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You can see more of this great kitchen makeover on Home Talk (along with the instructions). 

The Richards’ Mobile Home Kitchen Makeover

Justin and Stephanie Richards purchased their 2003 single wide manufactured home in 2013. The home sits on 11 acres in Sistersville, WV (YAY WV!). The home has two additions built onto the front of the home which is used as a living room and guest bedroom.

As with most used home purchases, the Richards’ knew the structure needed work when they bought it. It was only after they moved in that they realized just how much remodeling it was going to need. I think that happens to all of us that buy a used mobile home, regardless of age. Small details are easily missed when viewing a home and it takes a couple of weeks to start noticing the little issues.

Nevertheless, the couple repaired and replaced their way to a great home!

Here’s the finished kitchen:

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Here’s a small list of some of the changes the couple made to their kitchen:

    New sub-flooring and laminate installed throughout the home. There was a leak left unattended that damaged the sub-flooring so badly that it waterlogged and bubbled.

New lower cabinets installed. The leak was so severe the bottom kitchen cabinets became waterlogged as well. Water will always be the biggest threat to manufactured homes. 

Upper cabinets removed. Shelving installed above counter space is a popular trend for smaller kitchens. It opens up the space and provides a convenient storage solution.

Living room space turned into a dining room. Since the home has an addition used as a living room they were able to create a dining space in the old living room.

Removed the bar area. The cabinets originally created an L-shaped counter space but it wasn’t very convenient. The Richards’ removed the bar area and added a small island.

Painted the kitchen and dining area in Rafia Ribbon by Behr.

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The dining room was also updated:
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These are great mobile home kitchen makeovers that are sure to inspire you! Regardless of what style you like or what your budget is, you CAN have the kitchen you want. All you need is a little creativity and inspiration – and you’re at the right place for inspiration!

Thank you so much for reading Mobile Home Living.

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Crystal Adkins
Crystal Adkins

Crystal Adkins created Mobile Home Living in 2011 after buying a 1978 single wide and searching online for mobile home remodeling ideas but finding very little. Today, it's the most popular resource in America for mobile home information and inspiration and has been visited over 40 million times.


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  1. Hello, I am an owner of a 1995 Fleetwood double wide. Our kitchen cabinets are dark (fake) wood with a teal colored (fake formica) countertop. We want to replace the original vinyl sheet flooring with something newer that will take the high traffic through the kitchen/ dining area. Anyone done this with a darker colored cabinetry? If so, what color flooring did you go with?

    We have kicked around the idea of replacing/ painting the cabinets. This seems to involve lots of money, or lots of time and labor, neither of which we have much of. My wife did paint the kitchen walls white before we moved in, which helped to brighten the room a little. The only natural lighting is from the dining/ breakfast nook area which faces South and East.
    Any help, thoughts and ideas would be appreciated! Thank you so much!

  2. Have a 2005 Solitaire Manufactured home…My problem area is the wasted space in kitchen cupboards/cabinets..those “you can never reach them” areas. Lower cabinet door openings are about 11″wide x 22″ high. with top and bottom shelf which is about 3/4″ thick. I’m guessing I’m losing about 22″ x 22″ of space x the two shelves… I thought about a corner turn table unit but with the shelves I can’t seem to find any that would fit. At age 81, there is no way I’m able to utilize the wasted space in the corners (upper and lower u nits). Do you know of any sources that might carry a solution for me?

  3. Hi Melissa!

    So glad you like us! I have a 1965 Airstream and I’m so close to being finished restoring it – I only have $80,000 and 47 years to go! lol

    Take lots of photos – I love to share great Airstream stories!

  4. Just wanted to say that I’m in love with your newsletters I receive and your site.
    It makes me want to buy an older trailer and fix it up as my home.
    You gave me inspiration when it came to remodeling my ’70 Airstream also.
    Thank you☺

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  7. Hi Jennifer!

    To be honest, I’m not real knowledgeable about insulation installation. I only know what I’ve read. I’ve seen it used in older mobile home ceilings so I imagine it would be a perfect solution for newer ones as well.

    Here’s some resources I’ve found:






    Sorry I couldn’t help much! Perhaps you could call a roofing specialist in your area and see what they recommend.

  8. Crystal,

    I have a question, and you may or may not have the answer. ???? We have a 1988 Crimson double wide. Many of our ceilings are vaulted, but the bedrooms, kitchen baths and laundry have flat ceilings. Our issue is we definitely need to increase our R-value. We’ve seen it done on you tube, blowing in the insulation. But is going in through the roof the best option? We have Sheetrock ceilings. Also would you or your network have an idea of an actual cost to add insulation?

    I love your site and am an avid reader. Also, I think you should do a site “better mobile homes and gardens”. There are so many options and improvements that we do to our homes. ???? Just a thought.