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Tools Every New Mobile Home Owner Should Have in Their Toolbox

Becoming a new homeowner can get a bit overwhelming so we created this shortlist of tools that every new mobile home owner should have in their toolbox. Every Toolbox Should Have These Basics New homeowners need a toolkit whether the home is new or just new-to-them. Hammer What tool set would be complete without a hammer? This…

Our Best Tips to Remodel a Mobile Home on a Budget

Have you seen the price of a gallon of paint lately? One gallon of premium interior paint can run you $50! A good paintbrush will cost an easy $15. It's not cheap to remodel a mobile home. 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…

Ask an Expert Questions about Replacing Floors in Mobile Homes

This week in our Ask a Mobile Home Expert series we are going to answer questions about replacing floors in mobile homes. Four of our most popular questions about replacing floors in mobile homes are below. If you want to replace your mobile home's flooring these may help you! 4 Popular Questions About Replacing Floors in Mobile Homes   What's…

General Maintenance Questions about a Mobile Home

This week in our ask a mobile home expert series we are going to cover general maintenance questions about a mobile home.  Not all home improvement and repair issues fit into a single topic.  These questions concern leveling a mobile home, drywall, closet doors, skirting for a mobile home, and adding a heavy island in your kitchen. Ask a Mobile…

5 Common Questions about Painting Vinyl Mobile Home Walls

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 homeowners…

Should You Buy an Older Mobile Home and Remodel It?

The short answer to the question 'should you buy an older mobile home and remodel it?' is yes. You absolutely should buy an older mobile home and remodel it if you can find a home with a sound structure and you can do some of the updates yourself. If you like the idea of living debt-free eventually you should absolutely consider buying an older…

10 Tips to Hire the Right Home Improvement Pro

While we are fans of DIY home improvement projects, some home repairs or renovations can be a massive undertaking—particularly if you have don’t have the necessary handyman skills needed for such endeavors. In such cases, attempting to do home repairs and even minor renovations on your own can end up in disaster, leaving your home in worse…

Three Popular Mobile Home Roof Over Materials

Owners have two choices when a mobile home roof begins to fail; a complete mobile home roof replacement or a mobile home roof over. Table Of ContentsWhat is a Mobile Home Roof Over?Flat to Pitched Mobile Home Roof OverMobile Home Roof Over MaterialsMobile Home Roof Over with Single-Ply TPO Shingled Mobile Home Roof…

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Home Steps

Recently, I have received a couple of emails asking about mobile home steps and smaller porches or platforms. While we do have a couple of popular articles titled 45 Great Manufactured Home Porch Designs and 9 Beautiful Manufactured Home Porch Ideas, they  cover larger decks and porches. This article will focus on mobile home steps or stairs with…

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

Sealing heating and cooling ducts in an older mobile home with forced-air heating systems is one of the best DIY home improvement projects you can do because it's fairly easy, doesn't cost a lot of money, and has tremendous benefits. We'll give you easy step-by-step instructions on how to seal heating ducts in your mobile home, why it's so…

Manufactured Home Renovations That Pay You Back

Manufactured home renovations aren't just to be enjoyed in the here and now — you'll want to make sure they pay back when you eventually go to sell your home. While there are a lot of factors that go into how much your home's value can increase (market, neighborhood, etc.), some renovations see a bigger return on investment than others. Read on to…

Planning a Stress-Free Home Remodel

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…