The Best Mobile Home Remodel EVER: The Interview
This is the second part of yesterday’s post The Best Mobile Home Remodel EVER. I call this the best mobile home remodel ever because after months of searching for the manufacturer and model of my home I found this one. It’s the exact same home with only a few small differences. The best part was that this one had already been updated! This gave me so many mobile home remodeling ideas and proved that it was possible to turn my home into the gorgeous home I dreamed of.
If you haven’t checked out one of the most amazing mobile home transformations I have ever found, please go to My Little River Cabin and see what a great job the owner, Kathy, has done.
2. I noticed your bathroom light is actually attached through the mirror, which would be a great way to disburse the light in a small room, how do you do that without breaking the mirror?
3. You hand painted your bathroom walls but in the photos it looks like a rich wallpaper. What colors did you use, how did you get the swirls so perfect?
4. You live just 25 feet from the beautiful Wenatchee River, does that add to excessive moisture or humidity inside the mobile home? Is there anything special that needs added or done to keep your home from becoming to humid or overly moist?
We live in an arid region. It’s actually desert converted to agriculture because of the water brought into the region. Wentachee is one of the biggest apple producers in the US.
5. I understand that your little cabin was not in the best of shape when you bought it, reeking of smoke and dog. How did you go about getting the odor’s out? Any tips?
It’s actually Bleeker Beige Gloss – Benjamin Moore. The walls in the cabin are Linen White – Benjamin Moore. Makes a rich contrast. Coincidentally, the first thing most people say when they take the tour is: Love the cabinet color!!
7. Can you remember the names of the colors you used on the exterior and interior?
All Benjamin Moore: Exterior: Main part: Kingport Gray, Trim: Fairview Taupe.
After completing the following 4 stages I could live in a mobile home very comfortably.
First stage of the process: 5 gallons ammonia water @ $1.12 per gallon, mop & rags and vacuum cleaner. Hand scrub and clean walls, ceiling and doors. May take hours and days. (Hidden asset-you will lose weight). Cost: $5.60.
Second stage: hand cut all the old carpeting in woman sized strips. Rip it all out. Vacuum, scrub and clean the floors. May need a wonderbar and hammer. Dumping fee none. I took 5 or 6 strips out every garbage day and after a month and a half they were gone. Cost: sweat and tears.
Third stage: Paint EVERYTHING, floors, ceilings, doors, trim inside of all the cabinets and closets. Brushes and rollers. $20.00. 2 gallons of gloss for doors, trim and cabinets (mind you this is for a single wide) 5 gallons of velvet or satin for the walls, velvet or satin makes for easier cleaning. Flat is very hard to keep clean and hard to wash. Cost: Behr paint $33.98 gallon. Cost: $257.86.
Fourth stage: if needed, double paned windows. Our cost $1220.00 for 10 new windows. We replaced them all ourselves. Hammer, wonderbar, makita. All trim can be reused if taken down carefully and recut to fit. If the cost is too high up front…change one window each month.
As you can see anyone can live in a clean and painted home.It doesn’t cost a lot of money but it does take the willingness to work long hard hours, lose 3 sets of real fingernails, dedication and just plain stubborness. The fun and design can be added later and in stages. I challenge you all to make a determination/goal to complete a project no matter what. Even if the project is to save $200.00 to buy paint…..DO IT!
Please be positive….You are what you think. Let me know what you have done no matter how small. I accept no whining or negative can’t do complaints or excuses!!
All the best and ….DO IT!! KLW from mylittlerivercabin.blogspot.
No better advice could be had. I will be going today to get new rollers and paint to finally get my master bedroom painted. I needed that uplifting speech months ago..lol
There you go, great knowledge from a great mobile homeowner that has completely remodeled her home. If you have a mobile home remodel or update you would like to share please use the contact tab.
As always, thanks for Mobile & Manufactured Home Living!