Remodeling a Manufactured Home
In the winter of 2013, my husband and I signed the papers to purchase a manufactured home out of foreclosure. Our purchase price was a price that was cheaper than what you can buy the cheapest brand new car off the market for these days. Our home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry room, living room, kitchen and dining room. Our home has been through a big transformation and still has a lot to go through, but with one day at time we are turning this into our forever home.
This was close to the first photo of when we purchased our manufactured home. The yard was grown up with weeds, the door handle was missing, the house was left full of trash, carpets that were full of animal smells and even a refrigerator full of rotten food. The previous owners had vacated and left the mess for someone else to clean up, but our family was up for the challenge.
The manufactured home was in great shape structurally, and was built in 2004 by Clayton Homes. With the help of friends and family, we took out many bags of trash, ripped out carpets, and cleaned for hours before we ever moved in. I spent a lot of time painting our shutters black, planting beautiful flowers, building a potting shed, installing a fish pond and my husband added a deck to our home, a new front door and spent hours upon hours cleaning up the yard.
In 2017, our home endured a powerful hail storm that damaged all of our siding, broke windows and destroyed our roof. So, our home underwent a bit of a transformation after that storm. We had the home wrapped with insulation, new siding, skirting, all new windows put in and even a brand new roof put on. It dramatically changed the way that our home looked on the outside. Our home is shown below in its most current look, it no longer has the deck, the potting shed has been moved and all the flowers have been transplanted because we have plans to move our manufactured home. Once we move the home, we will build a deck across the front and add wooden shutters to all the windows. The front door will also be getting a coat of black paint.
We seem to have a knack for picking places that need a lot of work and this barn was no exception. In 2017, we purchased almost two acres just on the edge of town with the most beautiful old barn that I have ever seen. Over grown with trees and brush, we have put in countless hours to uncover this incredibly beautiful barn.
As of November 2018, we are awaiting for a final date for the process of moving our home to begin.