Jenny’s Fleetwood Double Wide Remodel

Jenny P. and her husband live in a late 1990’s Fleetwood double wide in the Pacific Northwest. The 1300 square foot home sits on a 10 acre lot with its own pond visible from a large deck on the back of the home. Jenny describes the home as the most peaceful and beautiful place she has ever lived.

The couple previously lived in a 2000 square foot triple wide manufactured home. After purchasing their new property the couple lived in a truck with a camper top for an entire winter while remodeling the home’s interior.

Jenny and her husband have done most of the remodeling work themselves, a major accomplishment since Jenny’s husband has Early Onset Parkinson’s. While it has posed a challenge at times it hasn’t stopped them from remodeling their new home. He’s a true inspiration for DIY homeowners everywhere!

A small sampling of the projects Jenny and her husband have completed in the last three years include:

  • Painted the entire home, inside and out
  • Landscaped the property extensively
  • Laid engineered hardwood flooring throughout the home
  • Laid and grouted new tile
  • Built a new hearth
  • Had a new garage built near the home
  • Had new sidewalks installed around the home
  • Hung new light fixtures
  • Much, much more!

The end result is spectacular! 

Jenny’s Pacific NW Double Wide Remodel 

 Fleetwood Manufactured Home Makeover (living room)

Jenny has spent a lot of time studying decorating magazines so when it was time to decorate her new home she was up for the challenge. She taught herself how to create chalk paint so she could transform old pieces of furniture into modern, stylish works of art that perfectly blend in with her new decor.

Jenny describes herself as a lover of the Lord, her husband/family, and items that are deemed “junk.” It started a long time ago when her step mom would take her to garage sales during the humid summer months in Iowa. Since then, it has become a habit and she goes to yard sales often. That habit has helped her create a beautiful home.

With a lovely new home in a picturesque setting, Jenny decided that a new style was in order so she set out to decorate on a budget. She started by selling the furnishings and decor from the old house and using the earnings to furnish the new home. With the help of big box stores, yard sales, and thrift stores, Jenny was able to update and decorate her new Fleetwood double wide beautifully. Not only did she find things to add to our new decor, she also learned how to navigate her new town in the process.

Living Room 

Fleetwood Manufactured Home Makeover (living room after makeover)

Kitchen

Fleetwood Manufactured Home Makeover (kitchen)

Jenny told us that Lowe’s, the national home improvement store, was vital in their remodel.  They were able to find materials and products easily and at an affordable price. They replaced most of the flooring throughout the home with engineered hardwood available at Lowe’s.

They built a breakfast bar from scratch using 2 cupboards in the kitchen. They also designed and tiled a custom counter top for it. You can see the new breakfast bar in the photo below:

Fleetwood Manufactured Home Makeover (kitchen 2)

Jenny would begin a project by researching for ideas online using sites like Youtube and Mobile Home Living. She made it a point to learn from those that have completed similar home repair and improvement projects.

The work began with the interior; tearing out carpet and replacing it with engineered hardwoods. They also painted and put up moldings, built a breakfast bar, replaced dated light fixtures and doors, and hanging new curtains. Jenny’s husband built a hearth for their wood stove. All done in the middle of winter while living in their cab-over camper!

Fleetwood Manufactured Home Makeover (fireplace)

So far, Jenny’s favorite room is the dining room. She was able to furnish the entire space with secondhand finds that she refinished – a table and chair set for $30 from Craigslist, a shelf for $5 at a garage sale, and a mirror for $2. She used her chalk paint to refurbish two chalk board frames she bought for $5 too.

Fleetwood Manufactured Home Makeover (dining room)

Jenny’s advice to someone thinking about buying a manufactured home is to start with a home that doesn’t need major remodeling done if possible. Starting out with small projects that will give you the confidence to do other more challenging projects later on is a good idea. Taking on too big a job or too complex a job is a lesson DIY homeowners usually learns the hard way.

Guest Bedroom Gets Crafty

Since their kids are grown, Jenny and her husband didn’t need much of a guest room so she used the extra bedroom as a craft room.

Fleetwood Manufactured Home Makeover (office)

The craft room has a great warm rustic style. The simplicity makes the space perfect for relaxing.

Fleetwood Manufactured Home Makeover (bedroom - after)

After the couple completed the most urgent projects they said goodbye to their little camper. It was a winter to remember and their finished home is beautiful!

A big thank you to Jenny and her husband for allowing us to feature their beautiful double wide! If you have remodeled or updated your manufactured home please consider sharing it.

As always, thank you for reading Mobile and Manufactured Home Living!

14 Comments
  1. Kim says

    Love your site! So much information and a great place for inspiration! Keep up the good work! 💗

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Thanks so much Kim! LOVE to see comments like this!

  2. BJ says

    Hi Crystal!
    I just found your site yesterday – and spent most of it and this morning Devouring the information, sources and photos!
    Thank you for doing this! I’ve been considering doing a site/blog like this for some time!
    We’ve just purchased our third manufactured home. This one was a foreclosure, and is not the high-quality of the ones we designed and purchased new. However, we love the challenge!
    We had to purchase appliances and shelving (they took everything), and are now launching into the painting and landscaping.
    The comments resulting from your information has inspired me to take before, during and after photos.
    Keep the great information coming!

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi BJ!

      Great to hear from you! Yes, please take all the photos you can! There isn’t enough resources online for us manufactured home owners and every little bit we can add can help.

      PS I encourage you to start a blog – it can reach someone that’s never considered a mobile home before.

      Thanks for the kind words – I appreciate you!

  3. Sharon Adams says

    Crystal, Just recently my husband and I purchased a manufactured home,of which we will be moving into this next week. Your articles and blog have been such an inspiration to me that I can barely wait to move into our new house and see what I can do with our new home!. I will be looking forward to what the future may bring, in both your website and our new home. Sincerely, Sharon and Tom Adams.

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Congratulations Sharon! I’d love to see what you do with it!

  4. Sharon Adams says

    Crystal, Just recently my husband and I purchased a manufactured home,of which we will be moving into this next week. Your articles and blog have been such an inspiration to m e that I can barely wait to move into our new house and see what I can do with our new home!. I will be looking forward to what the future may bring, in both your website and our new home. Sincerely, Sharon and Tom Adams.

  5. Jennie Duncan says

    Hello Crystal!
    Greetings from another mobile home owner. I have a double-wide that I bought in 2006 & started in with the painting of the kitchen to start with. This place was painted all white & I can’t stand an all-white place! Makes me think of apt living! I’m so glad that I found your site here online & have already “bookmarked” your site on my computer! I’ll definitely become a regular visitor to your site. I’ll share photos of my remodel work, once I get the rooms done. I’m presently working on “rehabbing” my back bathroom now. Gathering all my materials so I can continue the bigger projects!

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Jennie!

      Thank you so much for the kind words! It’s always great to hear from other mobile home owners! I would love to get to share your home on here – just let me know when you’re ready!

  6. Shirlee says

    Great updates to their home. It’s cozy yet cheery without clutter. I would love to have her craft room. The desk looks like it offers a lot of surface to work on plus some storage.

  7. DweezilSFV says

    What a treat. Any pictures of the outside ?

    Thrift will always serve a person well. It never goes out of style.

    Is that Harrison Street sign from Davenport IA, Jenny ?

  8. Linda Adsit says

    Very nicely decorated Fleetwood. But anybody can remodel/redecorate a double wide. The real challenge is a Fleetwood single wide. I’d like to see one of those!

    1. Suzanne Melton says

      Linda Adsit: If you have a single-wide, I’d bet Crystal would love to feature it!

  9. Suzanne Melton says

    I just LOVE this! Especially the parts about estate sales, yard sales, and any other kind of sale.

    The breakfast bar is genius!

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