Is remodeling a mobile home worth it?
Buying

Is remodeling a mobile home worth it?

Remodeling a mobile home is a great idea if you see yourself in any of these statements. You have or are you willing to learn basic Do It Yourself skills. You want the most living space for the least money. You and your spouse/partner have a shared vision. You are able to find/negotiate a purchase…

Winterizing

How to winterize windows in mobile homes

You winterize mobile home windows by stopping air leaks and increasing the insulation (R-factor). Use caulk and foam insulation tape to seal every place you can feel cold air coming in. Caulk around the windows both inside and outside until you can no longer find drafts. Use spray foam to fill larger gaps. Use foam…

Plumbing

How do I keep pipes from freezing in a mobile home?

You prevent manufactured home pipes from freezing with insulation and heat tape. Insulation alone will be enough in parts of the country without periods of sustained freezing temperatures. For rare nights when you fear insulation may not be enough, let water slowly drip overnight & open cabinet doors where pipes are on outside walls. In…

How to buy SharkBite fittings
Tools

How to buy SharkBite fittings

Sharkbite fittings are the easiest fittings for non-plumbers to use. They slide together without any need for glue. I have never had one fail. They can be used for multiple kinds of pipe: PEX, copper, etc.  Below are Amazon descriptions and links to three different kinds of fittings. These are affiliate links and I will get…

Inside

Mobile Home Ceilings

Mobile home ceilings provide a serious repair challenge because of the way they are constructed at the factory. At the factory they have an enormous platform on which they lay out the ceiling and glue it all together. A crane then picks it up and sets it on top of the walls where it is…

Inside

Ceiling Fans in Mobile Homes

Manufactured Home ceiling fans Some of the newer homes come pre-wired for ceiling fans and if that is the case you will see a plate in the ceiling covering the box the fan can be attached to. Removing the plate, there should be wires for supplying power to the fan. New fans often come with…

Inside

Mobile Home Countertops

Manufactured home countertops You can make a huge difference in your kitchen by replacing the counter tops!. Frequently water leaks around the faucets and gets under the laminating material. The particle board under the laminate breaks down and delaminates. The result is ugly, and traps filth. The home improvement stores stock replacement counter tops already…

Inside

Counter Replacement in Mobile Homes

Manufactured home counters Replacing the counters can make a dramatic difference in the look and feel of the entire kitchen or bathroom. The home improvement centers stock replacement counters in a variety of materials and colors and will sometimes even cut to your measurements; even sink holes. Replacing the kitchen counter is a two person…