How to Seal Heating Ducts in a Mobile Home to Save Money

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Sealing heating ducts in a mobile home with forced-air heating is one of the best DIY home improvement projects you can do. It’s fairly easy, doesn’t cost a lot of money, and has tremendous benefits. You can save a ton of money by sealing heating ducts in a mobile home! We’ll give you easy step-by-step instructions on how to … Read more

How to Replace Subflooring in a Mobile Home

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You will probably need to replace subflooring in a mobile home eventually, especially if it’s an older home or you have encountered a leak. The subflooring is not your carpet or vinyl, we’re talking about the wood under that. In this article, you will learn the step-by-step process of replacing the subfloor in a mobile … Read more

3 Remedies for Yellow Bathtubs in Mobile Homes

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If you own an older mobile home there’s a good chance you already have a yellow bathtub. Yellow bathtubs in mobile homes is a popular complaint with homeowners. I’m not just talking about tubs with stains or grime buildup but the entire tub, or the material it is comprised of, actually turns yellow. It can … Read more

7 Facts About Mobile Homes You Probably Don’t Know

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There are so many myths and misconceptions about mobile and manufactured homes. One of the worst is that mobile homes somehow attract tornadoes. It’s mind-boggling that anyone can think that! Anyway, here are 7 facts about mobile homes that you probably didn’t know. Since starting Mobile Home Living, I have researched manufactured homes and mobile … Read more

Quick Tips to Remodel a Mobile Home on a Budget

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The trick to remodeling a mobile home on a budget is balance. You need to know where to splurge and where you can cut corners without losing quality (paint is definitely in the splurge column). Over the years we’ve done over 100 homeowner interviews and have learned a ton of great tips and tricks for … Read more

How to Replace Your Mobile Home Ceiling with Drywall

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I’ve noticed homeowners are especially intimidated when it comes to mobile home ceilings. If you know your way around a toolbox and have had a few construction projects under your belt you should be able to replace your mobile home ceiling with drywall as long as you have some help and/or the right tools. Replacing … Read more

5 Common Questions about Painting Vinyl Mobile Home Walls

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This week’s Ask a Mobile Home Expert article answers our 5 most common questions about painting vinyl mobile home walls. Let’s face it, the popular vinyl-coated wallboards used in manufactured homes are a pain to update. Paint doesn’t like to stick to the vinyl coating very well.  And the battens, oh, those battens! Luckily, many … Read more

Planning a Stress-Free Home Remodel

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Don’t let those glossy home magazine photos fool you, home remodeling can be stressful! But there are ways plan a stress-free home remodel. Long-term home remodeling projects are life-altering and can lead to an enormous amount of stress. Your home, that wonderful space that’s all your own, is turned upside down. Materials are in the way, the home gets … Read more

Mobile Home Plumbing Guide

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Mobile home plumbing is a bit different than plumbing in a site-built home. This article will help you learn how manufactured home plumbing differs from a site-built home, the different piping used, and, of course, how to repair the most common mobile home plumbing issues. Major Differences Between Site-Built and Manufactured Home Plumbing Manufactured homes … Read more

Mobile Home Pest Control Tips

Mobile home living has a lot of advantages. For one, it’s far cheaper than owning and maintaining a traditional house. Like any home though, mobile homes are susceptible to pest problems, that’s why we have put together these mobile home pest control tips. If you missed our previous article, here are some more tips for … Read more