All about Mobile Homes

Building a Mobile Home

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Living in a mobile home. (Photo Credits)

Living in a mobile home may sound cramped for some, but for others, it may sound exciting – a happy adventure waiting to happen.

With a large automobile to use, imagination and help from construction professionals, one can have the mobile home of his dreams.

The Pak Media explained how mobile homes are constructed.

“Materials derived to produce a mobile home are the same derived to build a site-built home, the only difference is that they are designed in a factory, and later transported to a site to be assembled. Materials in a manufactured home include 2×4 and 4×4 frames, insulation, shingles, siding, and mostly anything else derived in a site-built home.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Constructing a tiny home

This man featured over at ABC News says he built a mobile home because he got tired of paying for rent.

“The bus has wood floors and a white ceiling. Its kitchen and dining area include a deep sink, fridge, freezer and mini diner-style booth. The bathroom, which is the length of two windows on the bus, has a fully functioning hot-and-cold water shower and working toilet, both drain into a 32 gallon waste tank. Across the bathroom is a storage area for clothes and bedding. And at the back of the bus is a full queen-size bed.”

Check out the photos here.

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This couple meantime built their new home from a school bus as shared by the website Domain.

“Charmed by the tiny home trend and put off by the rising property market, Julie and Andrew Puckett decided to do something a little different. And so the creative couple from Atlanta bought an old school bus for $US10,000.00 ($13,816) and later transformed it into a cozy mobile home. Luckily, the 1990 Bluebird was already in great working condition, it just needed some extra TLC to convert it into a fully-fledged ‘House Bus‘. Five months’ worth of renovating later, the small space is now a quaint dwelling complete with all the trimmings; a working toilet and shower, a spacey kitchen, a double bed, and plenty of cabinets to store necessities.”

Take a look at some before and after photos here.

Have you ever wanted to build a mobile home?


Bathroom Remodeling 101

Renovating the Bathroom

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Bathroom remodeling tips. (Photo Credits)

Remodeling the bathroom may be one of the goals of any homeowner at one point in his or her life. See more on this post here

With a better, more efficient, and more fabulous bathroom, this part of the home can finally allow anyone to relax and go about his or her bathroom rituals with ease and comfort.

Country Living featured a bathroom renovation meant for small bathrooms. Check out this post   

“Blogger Rachel of Shades of Blue Interiors created extra room in her family’s master bathroom by starting from scratch—the project included replacing the door, vanity, and shelves. But if that sounds like a pricey prospect, you’ll be happy to hear her vintage-themed DIY projects are totally inexpensive—and easy to recreate.”

Take a look at the photos here.

Renovation Tips

RictorRenovation Services  HGTV meantime featured bathroom renovations that do not break the bank.

“With $5,000 or less, seven designers dramatically overhaul seven dreary and outdated bathrooms. See the before-and-after photos and steal their budget-friendly ideas for your own bath remodel.”

Get inspired here.

More Tips

Home Talk meantime shared some bathroom renovation Musts every homeowner should not miss. Click here to read more 

“More people are building open showers that are spacious and easy to walk in and out of. If you have the space, consider remodeling your shower and tossing out the door altogether. You will no longer have to worry about soap scum or hard water stains on the shower door, and you’ll give the bathroom a more luxurious, modern look. For a spa-like experience, consider the convenience and appeal of installing an open shower.”

Read the rest of the tips here.

Would you like to have your bathroom remodeled?

Renovate on a Budget

Remodel your home without breaking the bank

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Stay within your home renovation budget. (Photo Credits)

Home renovation can be a very expensive project especially when the homeowner goes overboard the allotted budget. View Related Post    

Careful planning and discipline is what’s needed to ensure that the whole endeavor stays within the allotted financial considerations.

House Logic gave tips on how to stick to your home renovation budget. RictorConstruction           

“If you decide to forgo the general contractor route and hire individual workers yourself, it’s best to get at least three quotes for each service performed. Talking to professionals isn’t just about finding the most competitive price. It’s also an opportunity to figure out what services each individual contractor includes within his fee. In fact, the least expensive contractor may be a warning sign for inferior construction quality or subpar building materials. A bid worth reviewing should include a line item for every charge.”

Read the rest of their advice here.

The Bottomline

House and Home meantime shared a video clip on how to renovate on a budget. Click Here 

“Get decorating tips from designer Hilary Ramsay and learn how she updated her home without breaking the bank. See how she renovated her kitchen, dining room and nursery using inexpensive finds and DIY projects.”

Watch the clip here.

For Qanvast, the way to stay within the budget is to be realistic at the initial stages of planning your whole home remodeling project. View Page 

“Nevertheless, it is important not to get swept up with the intricacies of home design. Have a clear budget in mind, determine the look you want and focus on how to turn your house into a special place of rest and comfort.:

Read the rest of the article here.

Are you planning a home renovation?

Dining Room Remodeling Ideas

Renovating the Dining Area

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Ideas for Remodeling the Dining Room. (Photo Credits)

Renovating a home’s dining room can give a huge facelift to its overall look.

After all, it I where families and guests mostly converge. In fact some eve use it as an alternate home office.

Interior Design 4 shares ideas on dining room renovation designs.

“LED lighting fixtures will be perfect in the modern dining room and try to install them to be individually control to be able to create different moods in the room. The window treatment of your traditional or country room should match the furnishings, yet you will need to choose a contemporary looking fabric for your modern dining room window. The modern dining room may need recess speakers incorporated into the wall to set the mood of the room.”

Check out the rest of the ideas here.

Inspiring renovations

Home Advisor also has its share of suggestions.

“In older homes the formal dining room is often a separate, walled-in space. And while this helps create a more intimate space, it can also make a home feel compartmentalized and claustrophobic. Today it’s all about the open floor plan. One of the best ways to open up your home and increase your living space is to knock down the walls that separate your living and dining rooms. Note: don’t go knocking down walls yourself. Leave any structural changes to the pros.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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Houzz meantime featured a dining room that is just drool-worthy.

“Warm welcome – The subtle hues chosen for this dining room are certain to become deeper and warmer after dark, and that delicate chandelier will bring sparkle to any gathering. With chairs as comfortable as these, no wonder the cat has made itself at home.”

Check it out here.

Have you ever thought of remodeling your dining area?


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