7 DIY Mobile Home Remodel Projects that Won’t Cost a Fortune

Upgrading your pre-fab home can be a rewarding experience. These top mobile home remodel projects are inexpensive and make a huge difference in your home.

Tired of looking at that scratched wall paneling? Or that peeling hibiscus wallpaper?

If you live in an older mobile home, it's important to keep it updated. Interior design affects your mood and leaves you in a more positive mental state.

But what if you don't want to spend lots of money to upgrade your prefab or mobile home? That's okay. You've got some great options for cheap upgrades that are sure to dazzle.

7 DIY Remodeling Ideas for Mobile Homes

#1 Change Out Knobs and Door Handles


Mobile and prefab homes last as long as a stick-built home. Visit Proto Homes for more info on how long prefab homes last. So if you've got an older home, stay on top of upgrades to keep it looking fresh and modern.

Change out the old, golden knobs on all your kitchen cabinets for more industrial knobs of burnished bronze or stainless steel. Do this in every room so that they all match and are all updated according to what you like. At about $1 per knob, this won't cost you much.

Also, change out your doorknobs. Changing doorknobs is not a difficult task. Many knobs have instructions right in the box.

And you can get knobs that match your new cabinet handles. At about $10 per knob, you'll get a whole new look in your home.

#2 Update and Organize Closets

Mobile homes aren't known for their huge closets or ample storage. Upgrade closet storage space by spending a few hundred dollars on closet organizers.

Closet shelving is often sold in kits and comes with finished wood and all the brackets and mounts you need. Revamp the way you store by adding shelving and creating a better flow in your closet.

While you're at it, declutter those closets! Decluttering is the best (and cheapest!) way to update your home. It costs you nothing but a few hours of well-spent time tossing out the old to make room for the new.

#3 Decorate


It might sound obvious, but many people overlook decorating. Adding some fresh decor to your home can make a big change in the look and feel of your space.

Take down everything you've got hanging on your walls and assess your situation. What do you want to keep and what do you want to throw?

Now that you've pared down your current collection of family photos, commemorative Civil War memorabilia, and cross-stitched wall hangings, it's time to get some new stuff to accent those walls.

Spring for a few new statement pieces to hang in high-traffic areas of your home. Add some vases and potted plants for a more homey feel.

If you like your curtains, take them down and wash them. It's surprising how dirty they get! And if you don't like them, get some new curtains to brighten the place up.

#4 Paint or Wallpaper

If your mobile home has paneled walls, you may not be able to paint them. But if you can, definitely give them a fresh coat of paint every few years. Paint makes a world of difference for only about $30 per gallon.

If you can't paint your walls, try wallpaper. Yes, wallpaper gets a bad rap as something that belongs in a prior century. But the wallpaper industry has risen to the occasion.

There are lots of cool, colorful, and creative wallpaper options on the market today. Or try a wallpaper in a neutral color that resembles paint. It's a great option if you can't paint your paneled walls.

#5 Freshen Up Outside


A little landscaping goes a long way!

Clean up and clear away trash. Rake leaves and freshen up your flower beds. If you don't have flower beds, consider adding some around your home to bring more life into your curb appeal.

Paint the exterior of your mobile home. And update the skirting that covers the underside of the home. It's also a great idea to replace or paint your front door with something more modern and fun.

If you have stairs leading to your front door, consider adding a small deck. It's a great way to make an outdoor space that you can decorate with potted plants and Christmas lights. And a small deck won't break the bank either.

#6 Update Lighting

Mobile homes tend to have dated lighting fixtures. And they also have less lighting throughout the space than other homes.

Replacing lighting fixtures isn't as hard as you might think. Many of the newer fixtures have instructions that anyone can follow.

Consider adding can lights to your kitchen and living room areas to bring in more light. These are an easy, cheap, and modern way to light up a dark corner.

If you have old ceiling fans, update them with new ones. They aren't very expensive and a new ceiling fan makes a huge difference in the look and feel of a room.

Also, consider adding floor and desk lamps to darker areas of your home. Lamplight is a great way to create a comfortable ambiance.

#7 Change the Flooring


Rip out that old, shag carpeting and that peeling linoleum! It's time to move on.

Flooring options have improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years. There are hundreds of options available at the local box stores.

Replace your old flooring with a peel and stick version of laminate flooring. You can get these to look like tile or wood and in all different colors. They are easy to use and don't need any extra glue.

Plus, the new laminate options are cheap and super durable. As long as you follow the instructions and install them correctly, they'll stand up to lots of wear and tear.


The key thing to remember when you do your mobile home remodel is that creativity pays off. Do some small, creative fixes to make a big difference.

Change the flooring, recover or repaint the walls, and change out old fixtures and doorknobs.

Add style with some new decor and better lighting. And brighten up the outside of your house by adding flower beds and cleaning up the lawn.

You'd be surprised how little you'll spend on a big difference! At ElectroSaw HQ, we specialize in helping DIYers by providing high-quality tools for your home projects.

Visit our how to page for more ideas on how you can change the look of your home with a DIY remodel.

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