The Making of “The Whim”
UPDATE: We also visited with Maria and took a look at Basements Under Mobile Homes, like the one under “The Whim”.
Rustic Cabin Makeover
Here is the home when we featured it in January. The siding was almost completely finished, only needing the end completed. However, since they knew they would be replacing the bay window they held off. The decking had been built around the home as well.
Removing the Window and the Wall
Studding the Wall and Installing the Window
Friends and neighbors with happy smiles helped set the 11 foot wide and 5 foot high windows into place. We should all be blessed to have such happy helpers!
The interior view of the new wall made to look like a shiplap and the windows. Love the wall!
The windows are one long span of 4 single-hung windows built as one. This allowed for better insulation and energy efficiency. It also made the installation easier so that each window wouldn’t have to be hung separately. Also, by having single-hung windows as opposed to a picture window, it takes advantage of any breezes from the west. Wisconsin does get brutal winters but they also have hot and humid days from July through August. On the exterior, the coach lights were installed along with the windows and the switch and socket were placed. The exterior was then wrapped in roofing paper and ready for it’s finishing touch: the cedar that makes this home an absolute visual treat!
Once the window was in its place the cedar siding was added.
I love everything about this home. It shows the unlimited potential that manufactured homes have. If you can dream it you can do it as long as you plan accordingly and have patience. Taking the project in steps and not getting ahead of yourself is key. This is a great example of how thinking ahead can make things a lot smoother in any remodel.
All they have left is the railing and the roof of the deck to install and the home will be completely finished on the outside.
The interior will be the next project but with such a gorgeous place to relax outside, there’s probably no hurry.
A huge thank you to Marie for sharing her beautiful vacation home with us!
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