rustic cabin mobile home kitchen makeover

This rustic cabin mobile home kitchen makeover has left me speechless!

Related:  An amazing 1978 Double Wide Kitchen Remodel.

This amazing makeover comes from the popular Country Woman Magazine. I’m probably as country as it gets so, of course, I’m a big fan and visit their site often but I never thought they would ever feature a mobile home remodel as gorgeous as this.

A Cloudy, Oklahoma couple transformed their older mobile home into a true rustic cabin. The heart and soul of the home received the most dramatic change and this mobile home kitchen makeover is amazing:


The Juicy Details 

The owners have lived in their home for more than 25 years and during those years they expanded and remodeled it whenever possible. Patience and dedication ultimately transformed a once humble mobile home into an amazing log-cabin that was beautiful enough to be featured in a popular lifestyle magazine!

Here’s their interview with Country Woman Magazine:

Our log-sided home actually began as a humble mobile home that we’ve expanded and improved on over the last 25 years. The kitchen I cooked in while raising our three kids was little-bitty! I only had three drawers! Still, we made room for the friends the kids were always bringing home.

Our kitchen is where everyone congregates. I want everyone to feel comfortable, and so a few years ago I was ready to remodel. Some folks plan a remodel for years. Not us!

Fortunately, Brad’s a trim carpenter and cabinetmaker with plenty of kitchen experience. After gutting our kitchen, he turned to me and asked, “Now, what do you want in here?”

That afternoon, I hurriedly paged through magazines to pick out features – like roll-out storage for my huge flour bin, a phone hutch, a pantry, and lazy Susan cabinets.

Brad eyed my list and said, “Woman, I just don’t know how I’m going to get all that in here!”

But he did all that and more! I’d been dead-set against losing floor space to an island. Brad was adamant that I’d love one as a baking center, even offering to take it out in a month if I didn’t like it. And now I’m really happy he talked me into it!

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The interview continues:

Our picture window was spur-of-the-moment, too. Light was pouring through a huge hole in the back wall the day Brad was replacing the two small windows; I asked if we could have a large one instead. It gives a wonderful view of our yard and flower beds, plus the mountains beyond.

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Brad was less enthusiastic at first about an aged tin ceiling which came from a 70-year-old barn nearby. But with the rough-cut rafters it offers a rustic feel that contrasts with the modern knotty pine and cedar cabinetry he crafted.

A tile mural behind the range adds to the cowboy feel.

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My tile floor is dirt-brown for a reason. There’s so much dirt out here that I just took a few sample tiles outside, poured dirt over them, and picked the closest match.

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There’s not much more to add, huh?

This is an amazing, one-of-a-kind home that speaks for itself.

Seeing how others were able to achieve such a goal inspires me so much! The only thing I can think to add is that I really wish we could see the rest of their home!

All images and interview are the property of Country Woman Magazine. 

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Crystal Adkins

Hello! I'm Crystal and I created Mobile Home Living® in 2011.I hope Mobile Home Living is an inspiring and informative resource for you. Please consider letting me feature your mobile home remodels, DIY projects, and makeovers. There aren't enough resources for us mobile home owners online and I want to change that! Thank you!

11 thoughts on “Rustic Cabin Mobile Home Kitchen Makeover”

  1. What a fun makeover. Love all the extras such as the corner drawers, phone cubbie, the island and changing out two small windows for one large one Lots of personality in the home owners kitchen.

  2. I just discovered your site today. My husband and I have been considering downsizing to help pay down debt. We ultimately want a little bit of land and have considered a mobile home.

    I confess that I have been fighting that trailer trash stigma as we have looked at various mobile homes. I wasn’t sure if I could be happy in one. Today I searched Pinterest for mobile home ideas and found your site. The beautiful remodels and decoration ideas are incredible inspiration. I am sold.

    We haven’t decided for sure if the mobile home is the way we will go, but I am definitely leaning more toward it. Thank you for such great inspiration and information.

    1. Hi Jamie!

      You are being very smart with your decision! Choosing the right model probably has the most bearing – some models aren’t as well-built as others so it’s important that you find a home (whether new or used) that best matches your needs and wants.

      If you can, go visit a dealership and walk-through a few homes. It may help you get a better feel for the type of home you need.

      I must admit, living in a small home is tough, especially with children. Space is a constant struggle! I know I’m guilty of painting a very pretty picture of down-sizing and living debt-free so before making a final decision just know that you will have days when you just know you made the wrong decision and that you want your bigger home back but it passes eventually, usually around the time you sit down and make out all your bills for the month. Simply put, it’s not easy, it’s not always pretty, but the pros almost always trump the cons.

      If there’s any questions or concerns I can help with please don’t hesitate to contact me. My email is crystaladkins @ (just remove the spaces). Good luck to you!

  3. WOW absolutely beautiful!!!
    I would love to see the rest of their home. I must say I love your blog and look forward to all your posts!!! I have lived in several mobile homes single and double wide and love decorating them.

      1. hello
        crystal Adkins

        i have a 3 bedroom 2 bath single family mobile home and i want to remodel at and make bigger and do a lot of update to it my mom bought the mobile home 20 years ago and now i have it and you give me some ideas

      2. Hi John!

        Great to hear from you! So glad you’re finding ideas here – I started MHL because I couldn’t find any when I looked and it’s a great feeling to know it’s helping other mobile homeowners.

        Best of luck! Let me know how everything goes!

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