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Mobile Home Remodeling: DIY Guide

If you are a homeowner, you know that coming home to the same design every day can get a little boring. The idea of remodeling sounds great but finding inspiration and budget for a remodel can be difficult. Whether you are about to start renovating your home today or just looking for inspiration, this guide will serve as your roadmap. Are you looking for a practical mobile home renovation? Maybe you would just like to liven up your home a bit. Either way, some steps can be taken to prepare for your home’s next project.

Mobile Home Remodeling and DIY

You might be apprehensive if you are not an experienced builder. Maybe you haven’t completed many or any projects on your home. Do not worry! There are DIY projects and remodeling for every skill level. Many renovations can be easily completed, even for those starting their very first DIY project. Before you begin, It is important to consider the skill level requirements for the project and make an honest assessment of your skill level. For example, rewiring all of the interior lightings in your home can be difficult and dangerous if you are not experienced. For projects like this, especially ones that could potentially harm you, it might be best to seek out a professional’s help. 

10 Mobile Home DIY Project Ideas

1. Build a Deck or Patio

Building a Patio or deck for your mobile home is one of the more labor-intensive DIY projects. If you want your patio to be very sturdy, you might want to seek help from a professional. This will likely ensure that the deck/patio will last for many years to come. If you are a seasoned builder, you could probably build a quality porch without any help! Installing a patio/deck cover is also a project that many take on. If you would rather have us install your patio covering, get a quote today.

2. Installing A Staircase

Mobile home stairs

Building a mobile home staircase is one of the more practical DIY projects. This can be very useful if you find that having a railing on the staircase to your door would be helpful. If you build the staircase yourself, will likely use wood as your building material. This is a great and cost-effective solution. Even though wood is the typical DIY building material, there are some downsides. Wood will eventually rot and become weak and/or damaged. For this reason, you can also purchase prefabricated fiberglass stairs with built-in railings. You can also purchase just the aluminum railings to add to the stairs you already have. 

3. Adding a Carport

A rainy spring season makes adding a carport seem like the perfect DIY project. Over the years this can also save some money on the wear and tear that your car faces. If you are in a climate that experiences moderate rain, a carport can save your car from rust spots and other weather-related damages. 

4. New Exterior Doors

Outside view of doors on a mobile home

If you have owned your mobile home for a while the exterior doors are likely looking a little rough. A great mobile home DIY project is replacing the exterior doors. There are multiple door designs you can choose from. You could install an outswing, storm, or combination exterior door. Any of these options will spice up the look of your home and fix any door issues you are having. 

5. Bathroom Makeover

Updating your bathroom is a great interior project for those looking to make their home a bit more comfortable. Not only is it nice for homeowners while living there, but it will likely increase the value of the home too! Bathrooms and kitchen remodeling are the two most common ways to increase the value of a mobile home.

6. Kitchen Makeover

Mobile home kitchen remodel

Like mentioned previously, remodeling a mobile home kitchen is a great way to increase the value of your home. You have a beautiful place to cook, eat, and socialize with others. Additionally, you will see a higher selling price when the day comes that you sell your mobile home. 

7. Interior Lighting Update

A simple way to change the look of your mobile home is by updating the interior lighting. It can make a major difference in the look and feel of a room, whether it be the bedroom, kitchen, or living room. This is an easy DIY project that anyone can take on, and it is relatively affordable, depending on your plans. This is a great place to start for those who are not experienced. Take note, if there is any wiring that needs to be done and you are inexperienced, it is best to hire an electrician. 

8. Replace The Skirting

Skirting on the outside of a mobile home

If you are interested in updating the look of the exterior of your home, replacing the skirting is a great place to start. This is a project that is easy enough for most people, even if you have not done it before. Changing from typical vinyl skirting to a brick imitation skirting will make a difference to the outside viewer. This will help you stand out and give the exterior a unique look, especially compared to the large majority of mobile homes with vinyl skirting. 

9. Installing New Windows

Installing new windows is a financially wise decision for most mobile homeowners, plain and simple. If you do not live in a warm climate, then getting windows that insulate heat better will save tons in energy costs over the years. For everyone, the main source of electricity use in a home is heating. Getting well-insulated windows will greatly reduce the amount of heat lost, especially in colder months. 

10. Installing Exterior Window Shutters

Shutters for mobile home windows

Exterior shutters make a huge difference in the lighting of the inside of the home, and the look of the outside of the home. Shutters even help your home stay cool in hot summer months. This is a quick, simple, and effective DIY project for any skill level. 

Mobile Home Remodeling

Enough with the practical DIY projects. Let’s get to the total home makeovers! If you are looking to do some interior design projects, one of the most important ingredients will be inspiration. There are many different styles that you can draw creative inspiration from. The most popular interior design styles in 2021 have been modern and contemporary. Right behind these two styles, the minimalist design would be third in line. We have gathered a gallery of different design styles for you to draw inspiration from. If you aren’t a fan of the popular trends and you want to go with an original style, more power to you! Look at these ten mobile home remodels that blew us away. 

10 Mobile Home Remodeling Ideas

1. Modern Remodel

Modern home design

This is the most popular style this year and for good reason. Modern style refers to a home with clean lines and a simple color palette. Like the photo above, modern designed homes are very easy on the eyes. Will modern be the style you choose for your mobile home remodel?

2. Contemporary

Contemporary home design

The contemporary design style is very similar to modern design styles. The main difference would be that contemporary does not emphasize straight and clean lines. It may look a bit less organized, but a little more like home. 

3. Minimalist

Minimalist home design

The minimalist will add only a few pieces of decor when they decorate. Most pieces of furniture are practical and very simple in color. Square furniture arrangement with ultra-clean lines is typical in minimalist interior design.

4. Industrial

Industrial home design

The industrial design draws on the design of warehouses and other functional buildings. It looks like what the name suggests. This does not mean that you have to make the home uncomfortable. Rather, the industrial design mimics the design of warehouses but adds a color palette and comfort.

5. Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern Home design

Mid-Century Modern design is a throwback to interior design in the ’50s and ’60s. Similar to minimalist design, most items are included for their functionality. The main difference is that it incorporates nostalgia and organic shapes. It is less focused on having sharp lines and squared furniture.

6. Scandinavian

Scandinavian home design

The Scandinavian design comes from the idea of a simple life. Common elements in this style are a white-centered color palette, natural elements like wood, and the use of sculptures. Ultimately, this design style was influenced by Scandinavian countries and their simple lifestyle.

7. Traditional

Traditional home design

Traditional design style comes from Europe. These homes usually use a wide variety of materials to create a complex color palette. Many traditional homes use dark wood, a variety of fabrics, and colorful decorations

8. French Country

French Country Home design

This interior design style uses tons of wood for practical and decorative use. It is inspired by french farmhouses and represents them very closely. Large amounts of wood are used to create warm tones in the home, like red or yellow.

9. Rustic

Rustic home design

The rustic design incorporates many “unfinished” elements like rough wood for certain furniture pieces like coffee tables or nightstands. Nowadays, many will use some rustic items in other design styles. It is rare to see a completely rustic home. Rather, you might be interested in adding a rustic table to a different design style. 

10. Go With Your Own Style!

Your own style of interior design

What is most important is that you like the home that you end up with. We would encourage you to do what you like, regardless of whether or not it is trendy. On the other hand, these styles are popular for a reason. If you need inspiration for your next mobile home makeover, these might be the way to go.


Whether you are getting ready to complete a practical DIY project or just want to do an interior design project, preparation is key. Remodeling can take different forms for different homes. For some, it is as simple as a new design and a couple of small building projects. For others, you might be building a porch, carport, installing a shower, etc. Ultimately, it depends on what you want out of your mobile home. So, it’s important to ask yourself, what will your next DIY project be?

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