This mobile home remodel is a personal favorite of mine for a few reasons. Of course, it’s a beautiful home and the remodel was well done but there are more things that will keep this home in my top 5 favorite remodels of all time.

My Love For Mobile Homes

When I first started this blog I wanted to share beautiful mobile homes and homes that had been decorated because I had just purchased an older single wide and couldn’t find a whole lot on the subject. There was some scattered content around the web obviously but I didn’t find anyone resource that was specifically for us. I figured if it was something I wanted to see then others would as well. This was one of the first homes I ever shared and Kathy, the owner, and talented DIY improvement queen was kind enough to allow me to feature it. I will always be thankful for her kindness.

Another reason was far more personal. Since we had moved into our home, I had been looking for the manufacturer’s name as well as the model year. The only thing we knew about it was that it was a 70’s model single wide. The title was long gone and there was no record with the DMV. I started buying mobile home magazines, vintage ads and manuals from eBay and other sources but found nothing at all until I stumbled upon this mobile home remodeling blog. It just happens to be an exact replica of our single wide with only a few small differences. I was finally able to learn the manufacturer and model of my own home. I also ended up with quite an extensive collection of mobile home related stuff so it was certainly a win-win situation.

Kathy has taught me what is possible with my mobile home with no imagination needed and given me a perfect picture of what could eventually be. I hope you are able to be inspired as well!

A Look at the Exterior

Let’s start with the exterior. This home is a 14×60 Homette that was manufactured in 1978.

Mobile Home Remodel – Exterior:

 

After the remodel:

 

mobile home remodel- after new deck

 

A few before and after photos of the mobile home remodel:

 

The deck was improved by removing the boarding and ensuring the frame was stable. Any rotted boards were replaced. A beautiful step design was built as well.
The windows and siding were replaced. The windows were also moved to better take advantage of the views of the river. The corner windows are a great way to add a modern look to any mobile home.
The deck extends past the home toward the river to take full advantage of the gorgeous view. Kathy also had a new deck built for the back and replaced the aging and neglected landscaping and fence that surrounded the home.
 
building a back porch onto a mobile home
The back porch had a roof added as well as scrolled iron banisters. A new fence was installed as well as a gate:

The Interior Is Awesome

The interior remodel is even more spectacular! The former owners had updated the kitchen appliances and painted the cabinet base and apparently stained the doors and drawers. It’s not a bad kitchen at all. However, when you’re going to remodel a home you might as well get it exactly how you want and that’s what Kathy did.

Mobile Home Remodel – Interior:

A new paint color, new countertops, and flooring along with a few additional upgrades give this room a whole new look.

Benefits of an Open Floor Plan

The home utilizes the open floor concept with the kitchen sitting at the end of the home and the living room beside it. It’s a great layout that suits a modern lifestyle well even though it was originally designed in the seventies. I guess that tells us that the open floor concept isn’t as new and modern as we thought!

Here’s a photo of the living room and kitchen as well as the pantry that Kathy removed so she could have more living space:
As you can see, there is a step up into the kitchen as well as a banister separating the two rooms. The banister was removed.  Below is the other side of the living room.
mobile home living room before remodel
The carpet was removed and the walls were updated with paint. It’s amazing what a little paint can do for a room!
mobile home living room after remodel
 
As you walk down the hallway the first door on your left is the guest bedroom. It featured a built-in dresser with a mirror on top.
New flooring and paint completely transformed this room.
guest bedroom after remodel

 

The next room is the bathroom and as we all know, bathrooms aren’t the easiest room to remodel but Kathy did a great job!

This room was updated to meet the new century:

mobile home bathroom remodel

Lastly, the master bedroom is on the very end of the home:

 

Kathy replaced the carpet and painted. Now it’s a perfect place to rest.

mobile home bedroom after

mobile home bedroom after 2

I could go on and on about the great things Kathy has done with her 1978 mobile home remodel! If you want to see more and read about the remodel from Kathy herself, please visit her blog,  My Little River Cabin.

I’m going to do a little interview with Kathy tomorrow. We can all learn a thing or two from someone who has done a mobile home remodel and get a bit more information on how she pulled it all together. Make sure to click here to get great ideas and advice about her mobile home remodel.

As always, thanks so much for reading Mobile & Manufactured Home Living!