Mobile Home Remodeling Ideas to Make an Interior Look Stunning

Mobile homes get a bad rap for coming off as cramped and otherwise forgettable in terms of home design … but hey, it doesn’t have to be that way at all! While you can’t change the small footprint, you can certainly give the small interior a fabulous face-lift. As proof, check out these mobile home remodeling ideas to open your eyes to just how amazing these small spaces can look with a little effort.

Trade carpet for wood floors

When Kim Thompson and her husband decided to remodel their 1991 Fleetwood double-wide, pre-manufactured home, located in the heart of the Napa Valley, she decided that the outdated brown carpeting had to go. So what took its place? Natural cork: At just under $4 per square foot, Kim says it was about half the price of other engineered wood products, yet just as durable.

Before: Getting rid of the brown carpet was a priority for the Thompsons.


Subscribing to the “in for a penny, in for a pound” philosophy, they ran it through the entire house, including the bathrooms and kitchen. This unified look upped the illusion that the floor goes on and on, letting the room breathe. How much more inviting does the living room look thanks to this light and alluring flooring?

mobile home interiorAfter: Natural cork flooring is a popular pick because of its durability and sustainability. Plus, it really opens up the room.


What’s cooking? Corian

Determined to stay on a budget, the Thompsons also decided to forgo granite, and opted for Corian countertops instead when it came time to update the kitchen. Kim notes that this nonporous, stain-resistant material costs approximately half the price of Caesarstone.

mobile home interiorBefore: This kitchen, while functional, feels a bit outdated.


Kim also points out that boss Thomas Keller‘s restaurant the French Laundry uses Corian in its kitchen as well. If it’s good enough for the Michelin-starred chef and his crew, it’s good enough for her, she says.

mobile home interiorAfter: Corian counters and cupboard space that go on forever


Home office hideaway

For photographers Rebecca Caridad, creating the ideal home office in her Boulder, CO, mobile home became a little trickier once her young son was on the move.

“When you have a toddler and work from home, being able to have your workspace in the living room sort of flies out of the window,” the artist explains.

Your solution? Carve out a space in the bedroom. A simple desk, a lamp, and a little inspirational artwork make this cozy nook feel professional. At the same time, it doesn’t take away from the appeal of the bedroom.

mobile home interior officeAs this photographer knows, keeping your office in the living room is a recipe for disaster once you have kids.


Lighten, brighten, and remove unnecessary items

When one of interior designers Kirsten Marie‘s clients went through a dramatic downsizing that could have meant the end of hosting visitors altogether, the interior designer came to the rescue by tweaking a few tiny features in a Malibu, CA, mobile home. Step 1: Remove that hulking television stand, to free up valuable real estate for a dining area. Next, install new Fleetwood doors to bring the outdoors in.

mobile home interiorBefore: This mobile home underwent a major makeover so that it could house visitors without cramping the homeowner’s style.

Finally, opting for white walls and white-wash oak-plank flooring changes the look of the entire space, making it much larger than its 600 square feet. What’s more, ditching the cabinets for open shelves adds a sense of openness and makes it easy for guests to find exactly what they’re looking for at a glance. right?

Boho retreat

bottom line? If your mobile home has started to resemble a “before” photo, no more excuses! Even on a slim budget, there’s plenty you can do to remodel your mobile home, both inside and out.

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