|The Final Product|
You know how the first pancake sticks to the pan or burns or takes forever to cook and you get a mucky mess? Unless you are a seasoned pro at pan temperatures and flipping (which I expect to be in the next 5-10 years) you are usually left with a barely edible blob that we in our house call ‘the first pancake’ – the rest are all good after that one. We refer to many things as the ‘first pancake’ and this home reno we did six years ago was our biggest on yet!
My husband and I bought an old trailer on 5 acres – really we bought a tractor and this is what it came with. A mobile home on part swamp land. It was a Real Estate 101 DON’T…but we did and got schooled in DIY for Dummies, Home Makeovers on a Budget and the Art of Staying Together During House Renovations. Thankfully we had some great Dads to come help us navigate these waters.
Here are our before and afters I wanted to share.
UPDATE: Also check out this post with some budget friendly reno tips that we learned along the way.
|Honey, let’s buy this place and live here! WTF makes a woman agree? A tractor apparently!|
|The living room before. Yes with a courtesy chair left for us!|
|The living room after|
|Looking toward the kitchen peep hole, before|
|Toward the kitchen, after. Nice thing about trailers is you can pretty much knock down all the walls|
|The kitchen, before|
|The kitchen, after|
|The bathroom, before – you can’t buy fixtures like that anymore|
|The bathroom, after|
|The bathroom before, it was pretty much a health and safety hazard to use the tub|
|The bathroom, after|
|Master, after – not really sure what to do with those lights|
|Laundry Room, before|
|Laundry Room, after|
|Two VERY small bedrooms|
|With two VERY small closets|
|Took down the wall between the two|
|Made one big spare room|
|No Mobile Home reno is complete without an addition! Built on this addition with a dining room….|
|…and entrance with wood stove|
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