Before & After: Mobile Home Goes Mod

Before & After: Mobile Home Goes Mod

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Tara Bellucci
Aug 3, 2015
(Image credit: Kim)

Kim's double wide mobile home was from 1991 and showing its age. Deciding to do a full renovation was a big decision (especially starting during the holidays!), but the results are spectacular.

(Image credit: Achille Bigliardi)

Wow! We especially love the more budget-friendly choices Kim made, like cork flooring throughout, and the IKEA kitchen.

From Kim:

We recently completed a full renovation of our 1991 Fleetwood double-wide, pre-manufactured home located in the heart of the Napa Valley. It's not officially a "tiny" home, but at 1288 square feet, it fits into our "less house, more life" commitment to living more simply.

Because it's a mobile home, we didn't/couldn't change the footprint, nor could we move any of the interior walls - to do so would have been cost-prohibitive. We made do with the original layout and spent the money on our finishes instead.

Also, let me say upfront that I've always been grateful for any roof over my head, even the before version of our "trailer," which only really seems gross in retrospect.
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(Image credit: Achille Bigliardi)
Some of what we did isn't very sexy - aluminum-and-foam-core roof, vinyl windows, whole-house water filter, new strap-down foundation supports - but it all adds to the overall quality of the house. The rest of the work resulted in a fabulous-looking makeover with a groovy mid-century feel. We think it was $80k well-spent.

I'm not a professional designer, but I sure do love a makeover! I would do it again in a heartbeat.

See more of the full transformation over on My Mod, Mod Mobile Home.

Thank you Kim!

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