3 Things You Need To Consider When Remodeling A Mobile Home

9 October 2014
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


When it comes to home remodeling, most people just think of traditional homes. However, in recent years it has become popular to remodel mobile homes. Taking on a mobile home remodeling job is not easy. Here are three things you need to consider when it comes to remodeling a mobile home.

1. Your knowledge of remodeling traditional homes may not be enough for the job.

One mistake some people make with a mobile home remodel is they approach it the same way they would when remodeling a traditional home. Mobile homes are vastly different from traditional homes. So, if you have never remodeled a mobile home before, you should consider hiring a contractor who has. If you don't know what you are doing, you could mess the mobile home up, and then you will have to spend more money to hire someone to fix the problems you created.

2. Adding rooms can present a problem.

Mobile homes don't have the same structure as traditional homes, so certain things, like adding rooms, can become more difficult. Instead of adding a room within the mobile home itself, you are limited to building an add-on room to the outside of the mobile home instead.

But even adding on a room can present challenges. For instance, if the mobile home doesn't have frost line footings, then any room that is added on will end up separating from the rest of the home because of the ground shifting each time there is a frost. Not only will your mobile home need to be on frost line footings, but so will the room that is added on. With a traditional home, this is not something that presents an issue.

3. Your choices for remodeling some existing rooms will be limited.

Remodeling certain rooms will require careful and thoughtful planning. For instance, if you want to remodel one of the bathrooms, you will be very limited on how you go about doing that. Why? Because most mobile home bathrooms are very small. This will greatly limit the size of the bathtub or shower that you can install. Your dreams of having a tub with jets will likely go out the window unless the bathroom was large and originally had a garden tub. In general, when it comes to remodeling a mobile home bathroom, you will want to shop for fixtures that are made especially for mobile homes.

Look for other mobile home supplies that will help you remodel.