You’re gonna love this farmhouse inspired single wide manufactured home makeover!
Amy K. and her family have live in this 1995 Florida single wide for four years. They moved into the manufactured home temporarily after putting their site-built home in South Carolina on the market. After living in the home for a short time, the previous owners offered the family a deal they couldn’t refuse: the home, an acre of fenced land, and a new well, all for the same price that some pay for a new vehicle.
Of course, they couldn’t say no!
It was a smart decision for them to buy the home. They will be completely debt free in just a couple more years!
The home was clean but outdated. Cosmetic things like the blue carpet, vinyl-coated walls and strips, blue counter tops, and linoleum needed to be updated so the family rolled up their sleeves and got to work.
Thanks to their hard work, determination, and creativity they have accomplished most of their home makeover goals with a very limited budget.
Amy shared a few details about her manufactured home makeover with MHL. When asked what was the hardest part of the makeover she replied, “The hardest part of this ongoing renovation was definitely having no money!” I think most of us can relate to that!
Amy continued, “My husband and I were not handy when we started this. I mean NOT handy! We have had to learn every step of the way, borrowing tools and people along the journey. Thank God for Youtube. I will say though, I can lay a floor like no one’s business now!! And my husband can remove a tub!
“The things we have learned throughout this process (aside from learning to be handy) is to get creative. Think about what you want and if you can’t afford it, either save or look for alternatives that fit within your budget. For example, I wanted butcher block counter tops but we settled on making our own wood counter tops for $100. The brick wall in our bedroom was an alternative to the real brick wall I wanted, it cost $18 and was made with joint compound.”
“In fact, most of our walls were textured with a thin coat of joint compound and a textured roller. It’s a very cheap way to get rid of those strips. I love older farmhouses (really love them!), so to give our kitchen a little flare we tore apart wood pallets and used them on our walls. I love the way my kitchen feels now!” Here’s one of the walls in the middle of the process:
Most of their projects are ongoing and no one room is completely finished yet but that’s the great thing about owning your own home. It’s a constant process that never ends. For now, Amy and her family are living comfortably in their affordable and beautiful home.
Thank you for sharing your home with us Amy! And thank you for reading Mobile and Manufactured Home Living!