Mobile Home Renovations on a Budget

A couple in the door of their mobile home

This may come as no surprise to you, but renovating a mobile home is not a cheap goal. In order to complete that mission without breaking the bank, a lot of research will be required, and even more planning. The more that needs to be done, the tighter the budget will be.

But if the end product is a mobile home you love and take pride in, that may be worth the cost and the stress. Central Self Storage wants to help facilitate the creation of the mobile home of your dreams, which is why we’ve put together a guide on different kinds of mobile home renovations that will save you some money while keeping you on track to your goal.

Mobile Home Renovation Tips

From the big to the small, there are dozens of different ways you can save money on your mobile home renovations.


Focus on your countertops and cabinets when renovating your kitchen. To keep things under budget, stick to synthetic countertops. It might not be authentic, but it will have a very similar appearance, bringing you most of the way to the real thing while saving a ton of money.

If everything is structurally sound, you’d be amazed how much you can transform the kitchen just with a new coat of paint and new knobs/handles. However, if you’re looking to change a bit more than just the cosmetics, try replacing the cabinet doors instead of the entire cabinet. This will save you a lot of money on fees and parts, while also avoiding the headache of installation. A lot of these same suggestions can be applied to anywhere that features cabinets, such as the bathroom.


Bathrooms and related areas are usually the most expensive to renovate in your mobile home because of plumbing. However, they’re also usually small areas, so take advantage of that limited space to decorate and give them a lot of personality. You can easily spruce up a bathroom with beautiful items found on overstock or discount sales, such as mirrors, wallpaper, wall trappings, shelves, and even tile.

Living Room

Fortunately, you have a lot of options when it comes to budget-friendly upgrades in your living space. Consider:

  • Replacing old light fixtures
  • Installing a new trim
  • Swapping out light switches and covers
  • Painting the wall or ceiling, 

If you’re not up for putting in a brand new carpet or flooring, you can find some surprisingly nice rugs for sale at discount stores. Obviously, if you’re trying to save money, you may not be able to do all of these things, so pick a couple that you think will make the biggest difference or are most in need of change and focus on those. You can always make more renovations later.

Live in a Mobile Home with the Help of Self-Storage

Have you ever dreamed of that nomadic lifestyle? Always on the road, working from “home,” traveling wherever you want? With a mobile home, that’s more than possible, and if you have leftover belongings you aren’t willing to part with, but don’t immediately need, Central Self Storage has the space for you.
With our wealth of storage options available across multiple different states, Central is ready and willing to help you bring your mobile home renovation to life. Rent your storage unit today.