French Country Gourmet Kitchen in a Manufactured Home
This gourmet kitchen in a manufactured home is spectacular! It’s a true French country gourmet kitchen with all the bells and whistles.
This manufactured home, in Albuquerque, NM, proves you can have a dreamy gourmet kitchen in a manufactured home, regardless of the size, the make, or the age of the home.
Spectacular Gourmet Kitchen in a Manufactured Home
We spend a lot of time in kitchens so it makes sense to make the space exactly how you want it. That’s exactly what the owner of this double wide manufactured home did:
As you walk toward the kitchen from the living room you are met with a gorgeous slab of granite wrapped with beautifully detailed cabinetry. You can see from the start that this kitchen is a work of art. Very functional art.
What is a Gourmet Kitchen?
Trulia describes a gourmet kitchen as “a kitchen with professional appliances…. Easy-to-clean surfaces, and storage for specialty items. A spice collection. The kitchen should be set up by stations where to prepare food, cook, clean and serve food. A big variety of good quality professional pots.”
And this gourmet kitchen has it all!
Creating a Functional Gourmet Kitchen in a Manufactured Home
Space is always an issue in kitchens so you may need to get creative.
All the cabinets and pull outs are designed for optimal storage and convenience.
Pull out racks for small appliances give each item a home that is out of sight yet, easily easy to get to. The appliances are already plugged in and ready to go, all she has to do is open the cabinet and pull! Each cabinet pull out can hold up to 100 pounds!
True gourmet isn’t cheap but it can be done on a smaller budget
It’s not cheap to install granite, Dentil molding, or high-end appliances but it’s fairly easy to replicate the look with more affordable materials.
Choose More Affordable Materials
Instead of granite go with soap stone or concrete. There are so many great substitutes available. Here’s HGTV’s 18 kitchen countertop ideas.
Used or Slightly Dented Appliances
Another way to create a gourmet kitchen in a manufactured home without spending a lot of money is to buy used or slightly damaged appliances. Small dents and scratches happen all the time on floor model displays and most can be repaired or at least hidden.
DIY instead of Hiring Experts
It’s always a good idea to hire professionals in many situations, but you can do a lot of work yourself to reduce costs. Demolition is a great DIY job that can save you a lot of money. Laying tile is not a difficult job if you have the right tools and saws. Painting is another great DIY project many homeowners can do.
Budget for a Wow Factor
Every detail of this gourmet kitchen was planned to make it a reality. The owner shopped for materials, appliances, and other decorative items on Ebay to save money so she could spend the majority of her budget hiring a talented cabinet maker. Each cabinet was customized for the space and it shows. Spend your money on a wow factor or an area of the remodel that will make the biggest impact.
Summary: Creating a Gourmet Kitchen in a Manufactured Home
The owner originally shared her beautiful kitchen on the HGTV Rate My Space blog. She wanted a gourmet kitchen in her manufactured home and understood that it would be a challenge:
“I live in a manufactured home but wanted a gourmet kitchen. I knew it would be a challenge to get what I wanted so I hired a talented local cabinet maker to accomplish my dreams…As you probably have heard manufactured homes aren’t the easiest to remodel. (I) bought all appliances, sink, faucets on Ebay to keep costs down and I now enjoy all the bells & whistles of a custom kitchen!”
Follow this owner’s lead and plan the remodel down to the smallest detail. If you can afford to hire an expert cabinet maker that’s awesome but it isn’t absolutely necessary. Many home improvement centers can plan your cabinetry down to the centimeter and you can choose from many styles.
If your dream is a gourmet kitchen with that French country and Tucson flair, this is great example of what you can do in your own home. The owners absolutely nailed it!
Have you remodeled or created your own gourmet kitchen in a manufactured home? We would love to add it to our growing library of inspiration here on Mobile Home Living.
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