It’s rare to have so many before and after images to show the clear progression of this 1985 Liberty Single Wide Mobile Home Remodel so I’m especially excited. Justin and Sarah Wartick lives in Oklahoma and purchased a 1985 Liberty single wide that had seen better days. The
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 Exterior Before 1985 Liberty Single Wide Mobile Home Remodel
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:
Hardie Board siding had been improperly installed over the home’s original siding improperly.
First, they installed new siding and roofing.
The finished exterior:
Interior Before 1985 Liberty Single Wide Mobile Home Remodel
Here’s what the kitchen and living room looked like when they first bought the home.
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The cedar walls in the image below were reused to create post and beams that span the living area of the single wide.
New floors and walls were installed next. 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 industrious couple gutted the kitchen next. They installed new cabinets and appliances. 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
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
The new living room addition on the 1985 Liberty single wide mobile home remodel 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.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The children’s bedrooms look like they came straight out of a catalog. Love the colorful Western decor!
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.
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:
- Updated electri
- Installed tongue & groove wood
- 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!
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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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6 thoughts on “Debt-Free and Dreamy 1985 Liberty Single Wide Mobile Home Remodel”
We are on mobile home remodel number 3 . They are good starter homes when purchased and remodeled. However, they often require new sun footing since the original subfloor is MDF and not OSB. MDF is subject to water damage which often occurs. We usually over lay undamaged MDF with 1/2 inch OSB followed by Liam to get a smooth surface for finished flooring. We also sister the floor joists when possible to supports the heavier materials we are using. Drywall can be applied over the current wall materials in a laminated technique. It makes the walls smoother and more like a stick built home. Add new plumbing doors interior finishes and siding outside and it can be a great stater or rental property.
Good day. Love the article re: 1985 Liberty restoration. As it happens, we have purchased property on which there is the same SWMH. Can someone advise where we can locate the master water shut-off valve? We would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
I wish the photos were still here. We are looking at a 1985 single wide & need inspiration.
Can you not see the images? I pulled up the article and could see them.
Our first mobile home was a used Liberty, made about 1970. It had the best floor plan I’ve ever seen and I wish we hadn’t sold it. This family has done a great job!
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.