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Lost my home
Jul 09, 2013, 11:04 PMvictoriankathy
Lost my home
Katy, Like many Americans I unfortunately lost my home to Thank you Kathy the bank. I tried renting and was miserable. I was able to buy an affordable mobile home. How can I get Alison Victoria to come help me. You would not believe how older mobile home kitchen cabinets were made. It breaks my heart that I lost my home but please help me make this be my home. Plus why doesn't DIY address Mobile homes on their shows.
Kathleen P. Curtis
Jul 11, 2013, 10:29 AMSparky617
Katy hasn't worked here for a long time so don't expect an answer or help from DIY.
I suspect they don't do much with mobile homes because they don't see a large market for them. Both HGTV and DIY seem to be going more urban these days and mobile homes aren't generally found in dense urban areas.
With respect to remodeling one, it isn't much different than a house provided it is big enough. You might want to search out specific boards on the internet that target mobile home owners.
Here are a few I found with a quick search.http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/manuhomes/http://www.mobilehome.com/phorum5/http://www.topix.com/forum/business/mobile-homeshttp://www.mobilehomerepair.com/
There are more, these just appeared on the first page of my search results.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Jul 11, 2013, 12:24 PMswschrad
I would think it's more likely you would have to drop another layer of plywood subfloor, and perhaps make sure the wood floor is laid in two sections if a great room crosses the divide in a doublewide. might need to craft doors instead of buy standard slabs if the interior walls are thinner. otherwise, it's basically stickbuilt, and workable.
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?