Amazing Before and After Mobile Home Remodel

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This is a truly amazing before and after mobile home remodel. Justin and Sarah Wartick lives in Oklahoma and purchased a 1985 Liberty single wide that had seen better days. The condition of the home was dire but the Warticks saw that it was a good structure to build from and wasn’t scared of working to achive the nice home and the debt-free life they wanted.

This 1985 Liberty Single Wide Had Seen Better Days

Most people would write this mobile home off as junk but Sarah and Justin aren’t most people. They saw a ton of potential in the 1985 Liberty mobile home. Together, with their ambition, know-how, and tenacity they transformed the home bit-by-bit while living debt-free.

The Warticks purchased the mobile home as-is for $2,000 and had it moved onto a low-cost long term leased property. They spent six months remodeling the mobile home before the family moved into it.

Amazing Before and After Images of a Mobile Home: The Exterior

The home had a good frame and chassis which was all they really needed. Here’s what the exterior of the home looked like when Sarah and Justin purchased it:

1985 Liberty Before the Amazing Before and After Mobile Home Remodel
The front of the 1985 Liberty single wide.
The back of the mobile home when the Warticks bought it for $2000.

Hardy Board siding had been installed over the original siding so that had to be removed.

Starting the exterior remodel.

New siding and roofing were installed.

The finished exterior:

We basically gutted the entire house.

Amazing Before and After Mobile Home Remodel – Interior

Here’s what the kitchen and living room looked like when they first bought the home.

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The kitchen when the home was first bought.

The cedar walls in the image below were reused to create post and beams that span the living area of the single wide.

The living room before the remodel.

New floors and walls were also installed. They sheetrocked the walls which Sarah admits was her least favorite part of the whole remodel.

Real wood flooring in the kitchen and dining room before and after staining.

The kitchen was completely gutted. New cabinets and appliances were installed. Sarah is a bargain shopper and bought appliances, light fixtures, and the sink at a Habitat for Humanity Restore.

The Wartick’s home after the interior remodel is gorgeous! The modern farmhouse decor fits the home so well.

The light mint green kitchen cabinets paired with the cedar beam and post along with the dark wood flooring are gorgeous. Not to mention, that stove is perfect a perfect fit for a farmhouse style home!

The dining room is amazing! Sarah and Justin used materials that were already in the mobile home in creative ways. They recycled the cedar-lined walls from the living room and kitchen and turned them into the beam and the handmade counter in the kitchen.

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Building a New Living Room Addition

The handy couple knew they wanted a bigger home from the get-go but didn’t want to buy a double wide due to the high transportation costs.

They calculated that building a mobile home addition would ultimately be cheaper than buying a double wide so as soon as money was saved they built one.

They turned the living room of the single wide into the dining room and then built an addition onto the home to serve as their living room.

Framing out the new living room addition.
The addition floor being built.

The new living room addition also carries the farmhouse style. They used paneling and trimmed out the seams with 4″ boards. Sarah stated that building the remodel was easier than remodeling the mobile home since they didn’t have to demo anything.

All moved in to the new living room!

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The children’s bedrooms look like they came straight out of a catalog. Love the colorful Western decor!

Their daughter’s bedroom is adorable!

Amazing Before and After Mobile Home Remodel – Bathroom


The paper bag flooring is stunning in the master bathroom! The paper bag flooring before and after sealing. You can learn how to create your own paper bag flooring here.

Awesome Outdoor Living Space

We’re not finished yet! The Warwicks apparently never sleep! Justin and Sarah created a fun outdoor living space. Sarah says this is one of the families favorite parts of the home. They have a lot of cookouts and pool parties during the warm Oklahoma summers.

Awesome outdoor living space!
A gorgeous debt-free home!

For our featured homeowners to see the potential in this mobile home and work so hard to create such a beautiful mobile home is inspirational, to say the least. Justin and Sarah did every bit of the work themselves to save money.

A breakdown of all the things that were changed for this amazing before and after mobile home remodel:

  • New siding
  • New sheetrock
  • New insulation
  • Updated electric
  • Installed tongue & groove wood floors
  • Added a large cedar beam in the living room, kitchen, and dining room (for support and looks)
  • New light fixtures
  • New windows
  • New floorplan
  • New roof
  • Added an addition, patio area and porch

They plan to live in the home for a few years while saving up for their dream home. They eventually hope to give the mobile home to their daughter as a starter home – lucky girl!

You can learn more about buying a pre-owned mobile home here.

This is a great example of what mobile home living is all about! Thank you, Sarah and Justin, for letting us share your gorgeous home and your story. You are a true inspiration.


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1 thought on “Amazing Before and After Mobile Home Remodel”

  1. This looks remarkably like an older mobile home on my son’s farm. I plan to rework it for a place to stay occasionally & to retire eventually. I’ve been wondering if it’s worth the cost to update but it IS paid for so…I’m going to try.

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