A Jaw-Dropping Mobile Home Kitchen Upgrade

Name: Chuck.

Location: Florida.

Make and Model of Home: 1985 Palm Harbor.

The Project: Mobile Home Kitchen Upgrade including stripping the walls and gutting the entire kitchen.

One of our readers, Chuck has been kind enough to share his jaw-dropping mobile home kitchen upgrade with us, and we are thrilled! However, this isn’t just a remodel job though. This was a complete upgrade of the mobile home kitchen. Here’s a look at before:

mobile home kitchen upgrade-before
A typical older mobile home kitchen.

We have included a drawing that Chuck did to outline the project. As we have mentioned before, planning is one of the most important steps in a successful remodeling. Chuck also sent us a drawing of what he hoped the finished kitchen would look like. He definitely nailed it!

mobile home kitchen upgrade-drawing
A great way to size up your space.
mobile home kitchen upgrade-finished drawing
The goal of the finished project.

As you can see from the finished product, Chuck was able to see the vision of his mobile home kitchen update through to the end. It is nothing short of amazing! From the granite countertops, the state of the art appliances, down to the gorgeous floor this kitchen is fantastic.

mobile home kitchen upgrade-spice drawer
Love this idea for a spice drawer.
mobile home kitchen upgrade-finished storage
Great use of storage.

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mobile home kitchen upgrade-finished stove
Stainless steel appliances throughout.
mobile home kitchen upgrade-finished sink
Look at those countertops.
mobile home kitchen upgrade-finished kitchen
Love the sink placement.

 

The Mobile Home Kitchen Upgrade According to Chuck:

Tell us a little about yourself: I have been a wood crafter and cabinet maker hobbyist for the past 45 years.

About your home: We bought it as our retirement home and realized everything was old and outdated and needed to be replaced.

Total Cost of the project: $16,000

Tools and materials used: Pretty much every tool I have accumulated over the years (and a few that I borrowed).

Proudest DIY moment: When the granite installers came to install the countertops and have them tell me that the cabinet installation was one of the best they had ever seen.

Biggest Challenge: Removing the wall that separated the kitchen and living room, and leveling the replacement floor. Also, this project was right after Hurricane Irma, so supplies were sometimes hard to come by.

mobile home kitchen upgrade-tearing out the walls
Tearing out the walls.
mobile home kitchen upgrade-replacing the flooring
Replacing the subfloor before putting new flooring down.

Favorite room: For now, definitely the kitchen. However, every part of the updated mobile home is special!

Any advice you would like to share: If you are thinking about buying a mobile home, be sure to check the “bones” of the home before buying. If the structure is sound, and you plan on remodeling it make an offer lower than the asking price. Be prepared for problems that you might not have seen at first. Issues may be hiding behind the walls or under the flooring.

Future Plans: Currently working on a Florida room (screened in porch). Next, we will be installing a complete murphy bed unit for the guest bedroom.

We want to thank Chuck for sharing his mobile home kitchen upgrade with us. We look forward to seeing more of his mobile home projects in the future.

Thanks for reading Mobile Home Living.

 

8 Comments
  1. Deb says

    Chuck,
    Wow, that looks fantastic! I am just amazed at the before and after pictures. Your before picture reminds me of what mine and a lot of the other homes where I live look like and to see such a beautiful kitchen come out of it is remarkable. Love the granite also good pick!

    1. Chuck says

      I appreciate your kind words !! Your neighbors sound like our community – all placed here in the mid- 1980’s most from the same manufacture – so many of our friends have the same kitchen layout at when I started our renovation.

      I am happy that my wife took so many pictures of this project because I forget what it started looking like – until I visit a friend’s home. I learned many things during this project and few of them saved me money. Because it took 6 months from start to finish ( many factors lengthen the time ) we had time to shop around and look for the best price and bargains.

      We could have never could have afforded the granite if we did not shop around. The granite guy called after we first stopped in and told us that he had 2 slabs the he order for a client and they cancelled. He wanted to unload it so he made us a GREAT offer. The trick is to shop around.

  2. Lisa says

    Hi Crystal, love reading all your articles , so much info and ideas! Lisa @ Sweet Tea N’ Salty Air

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Thank you, Lisa! I will forever appreciate you letting me feature your gorgeous home!

  3. Jacob says

    Chuck,

    Thanks for sharing your amazing makeover! It’s just beautiful! I wish you could help me with my home in NJ. I need help from someone who knows what they’re doing. I hope that you and your family enjoy your home for many years to come.

    Jacob

    1. chuck says

      Thank you for your kind words about my kitchen. If NJ was not so far away I would consider helping you at your place. Almost all of the work on the renovation was fun and I enjoyed the entire experience. This is our retirement home and my wife is already planning every special meal and celebration to revolve around eating at the new island.

  4. Cherie says

    Wow, this kitchen is beautiful! Love everything you did!

    1. chuck says

      Those are very nice words from you. WOW, that is what my wife still tells me about the project every time she cooks a meal. Is still say – I can not believe I did it all myself.

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