Before & After: A Modern Rustic Upgrade for a Mobile Home
Mobile homes are small spaces that come with their own particular set of challenges. Tracey upgraded her living room and bathroom for a fresh new look and some added much-needed functionality.
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From Tracey: Our mobile home needed updating. The living room was a metallic damask wallpaper. In the bathroom there was an old tub and shower with a chevron wallpaper.
For the living room, I just hung strips of 3/8 plywood I had cut at the store. It doesn’t take long, especially if you have a nail gun.
For the bathroom I redid the walls with vinyl “wood plank” flooring. Then I replaced the mirror with a mirrored cabinet. As for the rest, I hired help to replace the tub with a fiberglass shower with seat and replaced the small window with a large skylight over the shower. I had the ceiling done with stucco and added shelving over the laundry and in a space next to the shower. We also switched the plumbing to the other side, which can be tricky in a mobile home.
In the living room I love the rustic look of the new panels and that they help sturdy the walls, mobile homes have thin walls. As for the bathroom, what’s not to love? It is so bright and spacious now. The space doubles as a storage room and a laundry room as well, but it still feels roomy and tidy.
The wood on the living room walls works great as a bit of a sound barrier, but best of all hanging things is so much easier. You don’t have to search for a stud or use anchors. The bathroom reno was great! The cost of the skylight was actually much cheaper than trying to replace the small window that was originally there. If you think outside of the box you can end up with a better design for less.
Thank you, Tracey!