For those of use who live very simply, this may mean that we make a mobile home our place to hang our hat. Most of the time, a mobile home, whether single or double wide, does not look like it needs a lot of work. But, it can be surprising to know how much work our homes really need to keep us safe. This is why remodeling a mobile home is not something to look at lightly.
Here are some options to consider before remodeling a mobile home:
If remodeling a mobile home means taking down the outside contents. This could mean the old vinyl or metal that the home was originally built with and replacing it with sheeting for insulation, then new vinyl for the outside and the roof. You can find rollable roof covers to replace the old ones. Make sure they are lightweight yet durable. Replacing old vinyl will mean getting rid of damp or damage sheeting and providing new material that will not only keep dry but hold the heat in more efficiently.
If you want to focus on the inside, then remodeling a mobile home from the interior depends on what needs to be done in your individual home. If you find that your bathroom needs work, consider replacing both the tub and the toilet. In most mobile homes, the bathroom holds moisture in, thus creating dampness and causing water damage to the walls. You can go to any mobile home supply store and find a toilet or shower/tub that will fit into the bathroom.
Make sure that you take measurement, clean the area completely before installation and have the necessary instructions before you begin.
With any project, it is important to make sure that you have enough money to fund your mobile home project the entire way through. Map out the costs and expenses for the project. If you can't do it yourself, also consider how much it may cost to hire a contractor.
The finished product for remodeling a mobile home should look very good. As with any other home, it will take work, money and time. But, your home is your haven, and you need to make sure it looks as good as it feels. Especially when it comes to your family's comfort, making sure that the temperature is right and that dampness is not causing a problem.