A Simple Manufactured Home Makeover
Simple updates with calm color and white trim can make a huge impact in any home, but it works marvelously in a manufactured home.
There’s no kitschy trends or bold colors here! It’s just a serene space that allows the home to shine on its own merits, and this manufactured home makeover certainly shines!
This great manufactured home is for sale in Florida and was newly remodeled by Newby Management, a leading property management company that serves residents and park owners. After 30 years of service, they’ve learned a thing or two about manufactured home makeovers and getting it ready for the market.
Most of us are being enticed with colorful and complicated interior design concepts on Pinterest, so we forget how refreshing a calm, soothing style can be. Basic, muted color on every wall creates a unified space and makes the area appear larger. Thick, white trim provides architectural details and together, it all makes for a beautiful manufactured home makeover.
Installing beadboard throughout the home adds a cozy, cottage feel to the home. Beadboard is continued onto the kitchen island to create a cohesive design that still separates the open floor plan well.
Realtor’s often use this style, referred to as ‘builder grade,’ to quickly update the home and help potential buyers visualize their own style when viewing. Builder grade simply means the products are made of the average grade instead of custom made, high-quality materials. The colors are limited, usually white or neutral. These materials are widely available in most builder supply stores, like Lowe’s or Home Depot and can be bought at a substantial saving since the stores can buy the products in bulk and pass the savings off to the buyers. The builder’s grade style creates a clean slate for any style but can still stand on its own beautifully.
There are 4 basic tricks for an affordable manufactured home makeover using builder grade materials:
- Save money on paint by using the same color throughout the home. Buying a 5-gallon bucket of paint and mixing it the same color is cheaper than buying separate colors for each room.
- Buy a builders pack of trim. You can get 8-10 pieces of 12 foot trim for less than $70.00. That’s a substantial savings over buying trim per foot. You can always join narrow trim together to create a wider, more detailed style.
- Use neutral, mid-grade carpet or basic tile. The color options are limited but the savings can help you update the entire home at one time.
- Focus on the basics during your initial update; walls, ceilings, and flooring. You can always customize the home later – one project at a time.
This double wide is a jewel. It’s been well-maintained and is situated in a park with mature trees and other neatly manicured properties. It will make a great home for anyone!
A manufactured home makeover doesn’t have to be completely customized to be beautiful. It doesn’t need bold colors or unusual materials. A simple, calm update can make for a gorgeous home every time!
A big thank you to Newby Management for allowing me to share this great home. After seeing a photo on Twitter, I immediately contacted them. Their kindness is much appreciated.
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