Remodeling ideas

Mobile home renovation ideas that will create curb appeal in spades

Mobile home renovation ideas don’t have to be limited by the size of the home, just the size of your imagination.

While about 20 million Americans, or 6% of the population, live in mobile homes, this form of affordable housing has long had an image problem. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Like the bespectacled but beautiful girl in a teen movie, all your mobile home could need is a makeover. Check out these changes that can improve your home’s curb appeal and, ultimately, its value.

Mobile home renovation ideas

Who said a mobile home couldn’t have a foundation? A fake, that is. According to david morris Among front porch ideas and more, stone-look baseboards can give a mobile home a traditional look.

A stone foundation gives this house an attractive appearance.


Building a patio…

Texas-based architect Ignacio Salas-Humara recently helped a couple transform their weekend mobile home into a rustic and stylish retirement home.

It turns out that a brand new deck and stairs can make a mobile home look completely different and much more inviting. Salas-Humara made the industrial-chic railing with galvanized pipe and stainless steel cable. This enhances the outdoor living space and allows homeowners to appreciate the beauty of their surroundings.

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Front: The back of the house is a bit dull and doesn’t make the most of the space.

(Ignacio Salas-Humara)

mobile home with terrace
After: Talk about upping the wow factor! It’s like they won another coin, thanks to this deck.

(Ignacio Salas-Humara)

… or a terrace plus a trellis below

If your deck is elevated, consider adding a trellis in a shade that complements your home, like Morris did below. Made from high quality PVC, the panels will not warp or fade as the color is embedded. Plus, they’re easy to cut and install for an instant mobile home makeover, Morris says. If you’re hoping to store a ladder or tools underneath, this creates a much more attractive hiding place.

mobile home with trellis
Custom black lattice panels in a square design add color and class to this deck.


Add a stone patio

Originally, the mobile home for Salas Humara customers did not have a covered porch at the entrance. The architect’s mobile home renovation idea was simple: keep the existing deck, but add a stone patio and spruce up the landscaping to add instant curb appeal. A new front door, with side windows, is a crucial part of this facelift.

mobile home
Before: The front of the house has great potential, but needs a bit of work.

(Ignacio Salas-Humara)

mobile home with covered entrance
A covered entryway is perfect for inclement weather and adds charm and character to an otherwise plain entryway.

(Ignacio Salas-Humara)

Build a carport

Salas-Humara also created a rustic carport suitable for the agricultural setting, using cedar columns and beams with exposed cedar rafters. The vine-covered pergola on the right leads out to the patio, a welcome addition that enhances the character of the mobile home, while looking like it’s always been there.

mobile home carport
Before: Just a plain old driveway that doesn’t offer much protection from the elements.

(Ignacio Salas-Humara)

After: The new carport gives the house a much more finished look.
After: The new carport gives the house a much more finished look.

(Ignacio Salas-Humara)

Tap on shutters or fence

Decorative shutters, available in aluminum, wood and vinyl (the cheapest option), make a home more welcoming, while adding a bit of charm and symmetry for a simple mobile home renovation that won’t cost you thousands of dollars.

Meanwhile, the fence also defines the property line and can be dressed up with wreaths and lights during the holidays or bright potted plants during warm weather, to give the impression of landscaping without the hassle of landscaping. maintenance.

mobile home with veranda
A small porch and door give this home a much more finished look.