Although mobile homes can be small, the happiness and comfort you feel within your mobile home is all up to you. Beautiful designs and decor can be found in even the smallest of spaces if you only have the creativity and faith to take a leap and try something new. And for those who are thinking about selling their mobile home in the near future, making changes and updates could prove to be very financially beneficial as well. So to help you turn your mobile home into the home of your dreams without spending too much money, here are three inexpensive updates you can make to your mobile home.
At the time that many mobile homes were being manufactured, wood paneling was all the rage with regards to interior design. But by today’s standards, this material is extremely outdated. So if your mobile home is covered in wood paneling, DoItYourself.com recommends either removing or re-doing these walls of your home. If you don’t like the look of wood at all, remove the paneling all together and put up some sheetrock for more traditional walls. But if you do like how wood can look under the right circumstances, you may want to try merely painting the wood paneling or otherwise treating the wood to enhance the grains. Your decision should depend on how you personally feel about the appearance of the walls and what’s going to give you the biggest return on your investment.
The Appearance Of Light
Many mobile homes have only a few windows that don’t seem to bring in much natural light. However, to make the rooms appear bigger and more alive, natural light is a necessity. And while it can be expensive to knock out portions of walls and install new windows, you can do a few more cosmetic changes that will really brighten up your rooms. According to BobVila.com, whitewashing the rooms with clean, white paint will help keep the rooms bright even with minimal natural light coming in. Also, if you choose to use mirrors as a main part of your decor, they can help to reflect light into various parts of the room and brighten things up even more.
Create More Exterior Dimension
As for the exterior of your mobile home, you can make it appear less boxy by adding more dimension to the design. Crystal Adkins, a contributor to MobileHomeLiving.com, shares that by adding more angles to the outside of your home, either through awnings or faux vaulted ceilings, you can make your mobile home look more like a traditional home and give the appearance of added dimension. If you’re willing to spend more money, you may even want to actually vault the ceilings to create more real space on the inside as well.
If you’re wanting to make some changes and upgrades to your mobile home, use the tips mentioned above to help you do just that.