This 1980 Skyline single wide manufactured home cost $10,000. Another $5,000 and smart planning turned this house into a beautiful $15,000 single wide manufactured home that you will love!
This gorgeous manufactured home is proof that you can live very well in an affordable manufactured home. For only $15.000 Annie has an economical and stylish home that is all hers. What an amazing deal!
Annie purchased this home in Inverness, FL in an attempt to live a more affordable lifestyle outside the Miami area where she had been living.
The manufactured home had set empty for almost 10 years so she had a lot of work ahead of her. After extensive cleaning, she began planning her manufactured home makeover. And what a makeover it is!
This 1980 Skyline model single wide has a total of 720 square feet of living space. It has two bedrooms and one and a half baths. It features a small screened in porch on one side that also doubles as the laundry room and a double carport on the other side.
Annie decided on the popular beach cottage style decor. It’s a given for any Florida home! She chose artwork and furniture with a ‘natural’ worn beach look, particularly with lots of whites and blues, such as the artwork in her living room:
Out with the Old in With the New
First, the entrance of this beautiful $15,000 single wide manufactured home was simplified. The built-in shelving was removed to give the space a more simplified and updated look.
Paint Makes a Huge Impact
The first step of achieving this beautiful $15,000 single wide manufactured home was to just strip it all down and scrub everything.
Next, a coat of Zinsser paint and primer was applied to just about everything in the home: ceilings, walls, and even cabinets. After the primer dried, it was painted over it with Behr’s paint in Falling Snow.
Painting instantly lightened and brightened the home.
New Floors are a Great Step to Updating a Home
After painting a home, the next step is usually to install new flooring, and that’s exactly what Annie did. Paint and flooring are always our top two suggestions for updating a mobile home. It’s amazing what a bright ceiling and a new coat of paint can do to a room. New flooring is the crown on top or bottom!
Pulling up carpet and vinyl is no easy task in some manufactured homes due to their construction. Flooring is typically laid down before walls are installed, so you have to cut it out as close to the wall as possible. It’s not difficult, just a bit inconvenient and it’s well worth it to get new flooring!
Annie installed Trafficmaster Alure vinyl planks throughout the entire home, including the bathrooms.
Beautiful $15,000 Single Wide Manufactured Home
Buying the single wide at the bargain price of $10,000 allowed Annie the opportunity to spend around $5,000 on her complete manufactured home makeover. She was able to create a beautiful $15,000 single wide manufactured home with new flooring, paint, and new appliances (a dishwasher was installed as the home didn’t have one). A new stove was also installed.
Jan, Annie’s sister, was kind enough to share Annie’s home with us and we are so appreciative. Learning how others can create such a beautiful home for only $15,000 is so inspiring!
Annie told us her best advice for anyone looking to update an older mobile or manufactured home on a budget was to remove everything dated, including the window treatments and carpet, and add a fresh coat of paint on everything. New flooring is her second suggestion for giving your home a brand new look. We totally agree!
Thanks so much, Jan and Annie! Your beautiful $15,000 single wide manufactured home is an amazing example of living in an affordable home with style.
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