What is your mobile home remodeling idea? Do you want to create a deck or remodel your kitchen cabinets? Perhaps you are dying to repair your bathroom or design your dream back yard? No matter what your remodeling idea is, it is important to plan ahead for the specific issues that come with mobile homes.
What Are the Problems with Mobile Home Remodeling?
Building and repairing a mobile home is different from working on a regular home. When creating your designs for your project you will need to keep some specific issues in mind.
- Is your mobile home on a foundation?
- Do you own the property your home is on?
- What are the interior design dilemmas associated with mobile homes?
- Do you have enough real estate and repair experience?
- Will the remodeling significantly increase the home’s value?
It is important to keep these issues in mind when you are planning your remodeling project. Mobile homes are constructed differently than regular framed houses and they will require some additional planning in order to finish the job correctly and meet all building codes.
One of the more important of the above questions is if you own the property your home is on. Before you start any remodeling project you need to make sure you have your mobile home on your own property. If you are renting a space or piece of land for your home, you will need to discuss your remodeling project with the owners before you begin.
Your foundation type is also very important. If your home is on a permanent cement foundation you will have a lot more options available to you for remodeling than if you do not have a foundation.
Mobile homes have a variety of other design issues that will also have to be taken into account. Most mobile homes will have a shorter ceiling than a framed house, so your creative home remodeling will have to adjust for that.
You will also want to look at the ability of your remodel to increase your home’s value. This is most important if you are planning on selling your home in the near future. Take a look at other remodeling projects in your area and consider how yours will affect your home’s value.
The two most lucrative areas to remodel are the kitchen and bathroom. Home owners can general expect to recoups 125% of their investment in those remodeling areas when their home is finally sold.
Finding the right contractor will also help you to avoid remodeling mistakes. Make sure to find a contractor that is familiar with working on mobile homes. Ask them for references of previous work, it is important to find a contractor that knows the in’s and out’s of working with a mobile home.
Finally, plan your project out in detail. Most problems arise from poor planning so to avoid that problem try to work out all the kinks in your project before it begins. Of course new problems will always come up, but the better you plan… the more you will be prepared for those problems.