Mobile Home Improvement Projects You Can Do Yourself

These simple mobile home improvement projects create a huge impact but are easy enough to do yourself. As a mobile homeowner, you always want your house to look its best inside and out. This is why, from time to time, it’s important to take stock of the condition of your mobile home and determine just how you can make basic yet effective mobile home improvements.

Here are some mobile home improvement projects that will make your home look great and are so easy that you can do them all yourself!

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Create an Appealing Entrance

The entrance to your home is one of the most important parts of your mobile home, yet often neglected. When a guest approaches, your entrance sets the tone for the rest of your home.

A new front door can easily be fitted on the old frame, or you could even give your door a new finish or stain. Perhaps the door handle or hinges have seen better days. Replace these minor parts and you are well on your way to a beautiful transformation. You can take it all a step further by cleaning up around the entrance, perhaps painting the front of your home and even adding an awning above your front door. Add some potted plants for color and that touch of nature too.

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The décor you choose will depend on the theme you are hoping to achieve. For example, a modern home will look very different from a country style home. This means that you have the freedom to get creative with your mobile home improvement projects!

Give any room that completed look with the perfect transition from wall to ceiling. Add texture, style and even color if you want to paint the crown molding to match the color scheme of your room. For example, if you have chosen tan décor, you could paint the walls a light shade of cream with a darker shade used on the crown moldings.

Add Fresh Paint

Paint the whole house or just a few rooms and is one of the easiest mobile home improvement projects. Use the same color to freshen things up or take this opportunity to make a change. Remember, you don’t necessarily need to change all of your furniture and the entire color scheme just because you want to change the color of your walls. Simply look for a shade that will complement your current décor. Dulux is a well-known international brand with plenty of colors and advice available on their website.

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Wall Treatments, Wallpaper, or Murals

Like paint, you can choose to focus on one room or several parts of your home. You can even paint some of the walls and create an accent wall by adding a decorative mural. Murals are particularly lovely for creating a picturesque escape. Take a look at the exquisite range of wallpapers and murals at Graham Brown. 

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Install Ceiling Tiles and Wall Panels

Enhance the theme of a room with ceiling tiles and/or wall panels. Create any look from rustic to modern and choose from various models and materials like faux leather, faux tin, and polystyrene. Lightweight and easy to install, these panels are easy to work with even if you have no prior experience. You can even use wall panels to create a kind of headboard design behind your bed or an accent wall in your living room. Take a look at Talissa Decor, one of North America’s largest retailers of ceiling tiles for a wide variety of models and designs.

Creative Kitchen Counter Tops

Give your kitchen a makeover with fresh, new countertops. If the old ones are worse for wear, you can make the whole room look brand new with this simple mobile home improvement project. Kitchen countertops come in a wide variety of materials and colors. You can even add a butcher’s block for adding style and convenience. You will require minimal tools to remove faucets and fixtures before removing the old worktops and installing the new ones.

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Lighting Upgrades

Change the types of lights you use as well as the types of . Consider installing additional lighting like inside or below cabinets to make it that much easier to find what you’re looking for. You need not add more wires and plugs. There are plenty of great LED products on the market that make use of solar power or long-lasting batteries. Check out Home Depot for affordable lighting options for every room.

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New Faucets and Shower Heads

Shower heads tend to take their fair share of punishment. Soap has a way of building up, and the corrosive nature of water makes them unattractive over time. Replace old or grubby looking fixtures for a clean, new look. Lowe’s has a range of faucets to suit every budget and need.

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The main advantage of these mobile home improvement projects is that you will save plenty of cash on labor by doing the work yourself. In addition, you will also enjoy a wonderful sense of satisfaction and achievement.

Keep in mind, that when purchasing the required materials and equipment, it’s always a good idea to consult with your retailer. Professionals will be able to make valuable recommendations in terms of choice of materials, tools, and methods.

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Crystal Adkins created Mobile Home Living in 2011 after buying a 1978 single wide and searching online for mobile home remodeling ideas but finding very little. Today, it's the most popular resource in America for mobile home information and inspiration and has been visited over 40 million times.


  1. You will need to go to a mobile home parts supply store for a few things: doors, vents, and bathtubs are the three major ones that you need to order specifically for a manufactured homes unless you want to retrofit it (and oftentimes retrofitting things will be cheaper in the long run – bathtubs are a good example, a tub and surround for a manufactured home will run you $500-700 but you can go to Lowe’s and get a tub and surround for $250 and just move the wall back 6″).

    These odd sizes are one of the biggest complaints of manufactured housing so hopefully the industry stops the nonsense soon. Best of luck!

  2. every time we try to fix something we can’t find a part. Wanted to replace the doors-they are smaller than the ones at home improvement stores Same thing for the stove hood we could’t vent it because we couldn’t find venting things to fit. Having same problem with bath vents. Are there places we can order these parts

  3. I enjoy all the articles and pictures you share with us. I too live in a mobile home and enjoy it. Mine is a 2011 model and have all the room I need.

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