Remodeling your mobile home – like anything in life – takes some planning. One of the biggest parts of that planning is how you’re going to pay for it all. Remodeling your mobile home can completely transform the look and feel of your unit, but there are limitations and other things to consider.
That being said, with a little creativity and foresight, you can have the kind of home you want that fits your style and your budget. That’s what we’re here to discuss today – some tips for remodeling your mobile home on a budget.
Let’s jump right in!
Mapping out your finances
Before you do anything, sit down and make a plan. Figure out how far your money can go, who you’ll have to hire, etc. You’ll also need to take a look at the things you can save money on – for example – maybe there’s some labor that you can do yourself. Then of course – there’s the cosmetic component to it all after the remodel itself and what you’ll want ot put into that. Finally – there’s the planning you need to do for any unexpected cost in case they arise.
We’re big fans of shopping secondhand. Especially when it comes to the cosmetic piece of the project, there’s a lot you can get through thrift, craigslist, ebay or just going to yard sales and estate sales.
Another protip? Check out your local Habitat For Humanity. They frequently will resell things like fixtures, cabinets and other things that they couldn’t use when building a home. You can cut your costs a good hunk by thinking outside the box a little bit and not buying everything brand-new at the hardware store.
Go big first, small second
If you’re going to remodel your mobile home, the most important thing to do is tackle the most expensive aspects of the project first. The shower or the bath should always come first in a bathroom. Tackle your fridge, cabinets or oven first in the kitchen. Get the big stuff out of the way as soon as possible.
The reason for this is that you don’t want your room to be a mess for a long time or non-functioning if you run out of funds. The small stuff is nice to have – but it’s the life-essential components that need to be taken care of first!