Reviving Homes for Resale… Flip #5

Reviving Homes for Resale… Flip #5featured

Oh yeah… She wasn’t pretty.  Meet flip #5.  She’s a double wide manufactured home on a nice, treed one acre lot.  She was left in pretty rough condition: lots of household debris, pet products(and bi-products!), cages, crumbling cabinets and busted water lines.

Here are the before photos.

The Exterior

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The Interior


(Baby you rock my world….How great is that?! Hahaha!  I’m so easily amused…)

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Ok, so there you have it!  She was in desperate need of TLC, ASAP!  The good news… The home sits on a nice lot, has a ton of storage and a good, functional, light and bright floor plan.

The only problem…Well maybe not the only problem, but definitely the biggest problem was that the pipes had froze and cracked. All of them!  I don’t think there was an intact water line in the house!  Even though all the toilets, faucets, etc had signs on them saying that the house had been winterized, it was apparently done a little too late!!

Here’s the thing about manufactured homes… Most of them are built using low grade, not very durable building materials.  The plumbing pipes that come standard in many mobile homes are made from CPVC.  It is a cheap, thin plastic pipe that is prone to freezing.  This entire house needed a full repipe.  That means, all of the plumbing under the house and in the walls needed to be replaced.  It was a big job and trying to find the right plumber to do the work took time!  Here’s the other thing about mobile homes; it can be difficult to find replacement materials for them.  Like the thin, atypical thickness drywall that they are built with. Those drywall sheets are not only thin but they come with a wallpaper type material on the outside and no building suppliers stock them.  So basically, what that meant for me…Was coming up with a solution to patch the areas where the drywall had to be removed during the plumbing repairs to access the pipes in the walls. I didn’t want to completely gut the bathrooms and laundry room to replace all the drywall to match, so I decided to use wainscoting.  It turned out really nice!

Lets have a look at the after pictures.

The Exterior

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The Interior

Entry and Living Room

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Kitchen and Dining

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Master Bedroom and Bath

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Hall Bath and 2 Bedrooms

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She looks pretty good, huh?  Honestly, she looks better in person!

This is what was involved in her makeover…

1. Plumbing Repipe

2. New Floor Coverings Throughout

3. New Cabinetry

4. New Countertops and Backsplash

5. New Light Fixtures

6. New Appliances

7. New Door Hardware

8. New Front Door and 4 Interior Doors

9. New Base Trim and Wainscoting in Bathroom and Laundry Room

10. New Toilets and Plumbing Fixtures

11. New Paint Inside and Out

Well, thanks for checking out this remodel with me.  It’s nice to be able to share the before and after photos.. I hope you enjoy the transformations!

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