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Most mobile homes come with a prefab kitchen, which is usually made of inexpensive materials. You can also choose to remodel this kitchen into something more functional that will fit your lifestyle.
The key to remodeling your kitchen is to effectively use all the available space. By planning and designing with a reliable remodeling expert, you can surely achieve your dream kitchen for your mobile home. Here are some kitchen remodeling ideas that will surely inspire you to start your project:
Tip #1. Kitchen Cabinets
A budget-friendly kitchen remodeling idea you can incorporate into the existing cabinets in your mobile home is to apply freshly coated paint. This will make your kitchen cabinets look new and refreshing. You may also want to consider replacing some old or non-matching hardware with new ones that will complement the interior of your mobile home.
If you have the extra budget, try replacing all your kitchen cabinets and hardware to give it a new look, which then accentuates your personal style. There are ideal kitchen cabinets that would fit a mobile home, and suitable for your budget. However, if you want to save on cost, you can just replace your cabinet door fronts, instead of getting a brand new cabinet.
Tip #2 Space between refrigerators and stove
This next kitchen remodeling tip will save you a lot of money on your energy bill. Never place your refrigerator beside your stove, an additional source of heat will force the fridge’s thermostat to work double and will significantly impact your electricity bill.
This will also make the fridge wear out faster and fail easily. Further, since refrigerators are tall appliances, placing them next to a stove will limit your cooking space.
You can also shop for a compact fridge that is energy efficient. That way, you can save more money on your electricity and fuel.
Tip #3 Install A Kitchen Island
When you have enough space to spare, you can consider installing a kitchen island for your mobile kitchen remodeling project. Installing a kitchen island will increase the storage space and functionality of your kitchen.
A kitchen island can be used for work/food preparation, adding cabinets and shelves to it will also give you extra storage space.
You don’t need to spend a lot on your kitchen island. You can use old cabinets or a dresser to make your kitchen island. All you have to do is to sand the wood, add a fresh coat of paint and replace the knobs if necessary to complement your kitchen interiors or style.
Tip #4 Painting Mobile Home Walls
You need not spend a lot to give your mobile home kitchen a new look. Painting it with a fresh coat will make a significant impact on the appearance of your kitchen. If you want to make a statement, you can go for bold colored paint or use patterned wallpapers that complement the entire space. If your old walls are still good enough for you, might as well paint your kitchen cabinets, as it can easily make a difference in terms of appearance.
Tip #5 Lighting
Another energy-saving tip you can add to your mobile home kitchen remodeling is to change or add lighting fixtures. You can use recessed lighting near your workspace that will illuminate the area next to it. You can also add a skylight that provides natural light into your kitchen. Giving your kitchen the right lighting increases your productivity and creates an illusion of a bigger space.
If you have an existing light fixture that works perfectly well, all you have to add is a transparent shade or light cover that can give your lighting a bit of a style. When planning to improve the lighting of your kitchen space, check all areas that need more lighting, or you can also put some spotlights on the different focal points.
Tip # 6 Open Shelving
To increase visual space for small kitchen spaces, open shelving is an excellent option. Installing open shelving is one of the affordable yet trendy kitchen remodeling ideas you can easily achieve. It can be done DIY, or you can purchase ready-made.
The use of open shelving in the kitchen is very practical and convenient. You can place your dishes, bottles, pans, or pots on open shelves where they can be visible while you are working around the kitchen.
Tip #7 Adding a Backsplash
The backsplash is widely used in the kitchen because of its non-porous, easy-to-clean, and waterproof properties. It is necessary to install a backsplash as it helps prevent damage to the wall because of water, and oil. There are different materials for a backsplash you can choose from. It includes glass, stainless steel, granite, and ceramic.
Tip #8 Install granite or wood countertops
One of the best kitchen remodeling ideas for mobile homes is to upgrade kitchen countertops. So far, the trending materials are granite and wood. They add warmth and coziness to your mobile home. But you can also try other materials like quartz and marble.
Granite kitchen countertops can blend with the organic accessories inside your home. The same thing goes for your butcher block. It gives a homey ambiance that helps you relax.
Our team can help you customize and install the right kitchen countertop for your mobile home.
Tip #9 Farmhouse sink and cartridge faucets
When it comes to remodeling a mobile home kitchen, most homeowners want a cozy vibe. That said, a farmhouse-style sink is one of the best options. A cartridge faucet would be a good fit for it, inviting more coziness to your home.
Whether you have a wooden or granite kitchen countertop, your farmhouse sink would be a perfect fit. We can help you install this one on your mobile home.
Tip #10 Use space-saving storage
Maximizing storage must be part of your plan in remodeling a kitchen in a mobile home. Because space is limited in a mobile home, using compact containers and hanging racks would be best. This is a smart way of keeping your kitchen clean and organized.
You can also put some dividers and pull out trays on your base cabinets. Stackable containers would be good as well for storing kitchen utensils and condiments in your kitchen.
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We hope we have given you enough ideas for your kitchen renovation for your mobile home. By planning in advance, you can better prepare for your kitchen project.
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