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!
Related: A Modern Miami Manufactured Home Remodel.
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.
As always, thank you for reading Mobile Home Living!
12 thoughts on “A Simple Manufactured Home Makeover”
This is awesome! I’m going to try this in my home and am wondering what brand and color paint you used for the walls?
i am wondering what you would auggest for updating a ceiling in a double wide mobile home…. We are about to head to closing on our purchase and hate the ceiling!! Any suggestions other than sheet rocking it?
I’ve seen some beautiful ceilings made from bead board. Here’s a link to Home Depot’s planks: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-14-sq-ft-Cape-Cod-MDF-Beadboard-Planks-3-Pack-8203035/202075059
If you have higher ceilings you could consider the drop ceilings with the smaller panels. You install the frame and then lay the panels into the framing. I wouldn’t recommend them if you have 7 foot ceilings though cause you’re gonna lose a few inches and every inch counts. Here’s a link and a video from Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/ZipUP-Embossed-White-12-ft-x-1-ft-Lay-in-Ceiling-Panel-C12PN400WHT12/203902048
There’s also the planks that you can install much like the bead board. You can get them in just about any color, including wood grain: http://www.homedepot.com/p/TopTile-48-in-x-5-in-Adirondack-White-Woodgrain-Ceiling-and-Wall-Plank-16-5-sq-ft-case-77789/204067783
Most home improvement stores have 12′ x 4′ panels that you can put up. Installing wood beams every few feet can completely change the look of the entire ceiling. Those faux 3 sided beams are really easy to install.
You may want to paint them first before you go through the trouble of changing it. A bright white paint can help the ceiling seem taller and bounce the light around while helping it seem more invisible. We have a rose texture on our ceiling throughout the entire home, I’m not a big fan of it at all but after we painted it I could live with it till we save the money to get them replaced.
Good luck and thanks for reading MHL!
This looks so nice, I’m wondering did this have the strips all over on the walls? If so did you remove them or just paint over them. Thank You. Want to update ours so it doesn’t look so much like a mobile home. Has lots of fake oak strips allover. 🙁
You can keep or remove the strips! You can fill them in with caulk or mud – it’s really up to you. Here’s an article that will give you some good tips:
Hope that helps! Good luck!
Why can’t all manufactured look like this on the inside. Great Job!
My husband found you website and I am over the moon. We just put an offer in on a single wide for our vacation (eventual retirement home). The decor needs some love but I can really see the potential it has now. 🙂
Great to hear from you Tina!! I would love to add your home to MMHL someday – the more the merrier! I be it’s going to be gorgeous when you get finished with it!! Good luck!
I am so excited to find this mag as we are just starting to tackle some remodel jobs. My question is, and we remove a wall between the kitchen and living room, without having to put a header up? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Beth! Removing walls is absolutely possible as long as it’s not a load bearing wall. If you live in a single wide, there is usually no load bearing interior walls so you should be fine (single wide’s get their structural integrity from the roof). In a double wide, the load bearers are usually in the middle around the marriage line. Here’s an article I wrote that better explains everything: https://mobilehomeliving.org/removing-walls-in-a-mobile-home/
Just write me back if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Theres a cute mobile home featured on apartmenttherapy.com and in the comments ppl are looking for a nice website that showcases mobike home. Not regsiter to the site. But wanted to tell u.
Thank you so much for letting me know, Alex. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to tell me. Thank you!