Mobile Home Remodeling Ideas That’ll Create Curb Appeal in Spades

Mobile home remodeling 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 affordable form of housing has long had a bit of an image problem. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Like the spectacular but beautiful girl in a teen movie, all your mobile home may need a makeover. Check out these changes that can boost your home’s curb appeal—and ultimately, its value.

Mobile home remodeling ideas

Who said a mobile home can’t have a foundation? A fake one, that is. According to David Morris of Front Porch Ideas and More, stone-look skirting can make a mobile home look just like a traditional one.

A stone foundation gives this home an attractive appearance.


Build a deck…

Texas-based architect Ignacio Salas Humara recently helped a couple upgrade their mobile-home weekend getaway into a stylishly rustic 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 the owners to appreciate the beauty of their surroundings.

mobile homeBefore: The rear of the home is a little drab and doesn’t make the most of the space.

(Ignacio Salas Humara)

mobile home with deckAfter: Talk about upping the “wow” factor! It’s as if they’ve gained another room, thanks to this deck.

(Ignacio Salas Humara)

… or a deck plus latticework below

If your deck is elevated, consider adding lattice in a shade that complements your home, as Morris did below. Made from high-quality PVC, panels don’t warp, nor will they fade, since the color is ingrained. Plus, they’re easy to cut and install for an instant mobile home remodel, says Morris. If you’re hoping to stash a ladder or tools underneath, this creates a much more attractive hideaway.

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


Add a stone patio

Salas Humara’s clients’ mobile home originally lacked a covered porch at the entry. The architect’s mobile home remodeling idea was simple: keep the existing decking but add a stone patio, and spruce up the landscaping to add instant curb appeal. A new front door, complete with sidelights, is a crucial part of this facelift.

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

(Ignacio Salas Humara)

mobile home with covered entrancewayA covered entryway is perfect for bad weather days and adds charm and character to an otherwise plain entrance.

(Ignacio Salas Humara)

Construct a carport

Salas-Humara also created a rustic carport that suited the agricultural setting, using cedar columns and beams with exposed cedar rafters. The vine-covered pergola on the right leads to the deck, a welcome addition that elevates the mobile home’s character, yet looks as if it’s always been there.

mobile home carportBefore: Just a plain, old driveway that doesn’t afford much protection from the elements.

(Ignacio Salas Humara)

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

(Ignacio Salas Humara)

Slap on some shutters—or a fence

Decorative shutters, available in aluminum, wood, and vinyl (the least pricey option), make a home look more welcoming, while adding a bit of charm and symmetry for simple mobile home remodeling that won’t set you back thousands.

Meanwhile, fencing also defines the property line and can be dressed up with wreaths and lights during the holidays or bright potted plants in warmer weather, to lend the feel of landscaping without the hassle of maintenance.

mobile home with front porchA small front porch and gate give this home a much more finished appearance.


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