10 Cost-Effective Tips For Your Mobile Home Bathroom Remodel
The summer season is a popular one for remodeling aspects of your mobile home. One room that’s a common one to remodel during any time of year, however, is your mobile home bathroom.
Whether you’re remodeling just one part of your bathroom or giving it a complete overhaul, you may be wondering how you can do so on a budget.
Thankfully, just because you’re remodeling your mobile home bathroom doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. In fact, there are some bathroom remodel projects you can do with just a few dollars, depending on what supplies you use.
Here are just 10 different ways you can remodel your mobile home bathroom while staying on a budget:
A Fresh Coat of Paint
One of the go-to remodel projects for your mobile home bathroom is a new coat of paint. If you have walls in your bathroom that can be painted, then this is a great way to bring in some new colors and new style.
According to Sherwin-Williams, neutral tones are some of the most popular choices for bathrooms in 2022. A muted green or gray are among the top expert choices, along with some light browns and blues.
If any of these colors speak to you, then you can order free color chips to preview them for yourself! Full cans of paint can vary in price, but can run you around $60, depending on the quality and color availability. You can even use Sherwin-Williams’ paint color visualization tool to help get you started.
Find New Mobile Home Bathroom Organization Tools
Bathroom organization is a must for any home. So, when you’re going about a bathroom remodel, consider new ways to organize your bathroom belongings.
Some modern ideas that have caught traction include a hanging basket to hang your everyday items. Meanwhile, the classic medicine cabinet behind the bathroom mirror is always a solid, reliable choice. These can be bought for as little as $100 new, and hang right on your wall, offering storage for your everyday bathroom needs.
Re-Whiten Your Caulk or Grout
If you have tiled floors or walls in your bathroom, then this tip is for you.
The grout that runs in between your tiles was most likely white when it was first installed. However, it may have yellowed over time due to age. Some grout may turn other colors, too, due to moisture building up over time in your bathroom.
Thankfully, you can re-whiten your grout (or the caulk around your bathroom window, if you have one) with a grout whitening pen. They’re cheap – you can find some for around $10 online or at your local hardware store. These can go a long way in making your bathroom sparkle with shine.
An “Anti Tile” Bathroom
For those who don’t prefer to have a tile bathroom, there are other options for you as well.
These days, it’s popular to go for easy-to-install, easy-to-maintain bathroom flooring for a manufactured home bathroom. Some alternatives to tile include peel-and-stick tile, which comes with far less maintenance than standard tile, and laminate flooring.
Both of these types of flooring are incredibly easy to install – they stick or snap right into place. And, you can find them for far cheaper than tile floors or other types of bathroom flooring.
Bathroom Wall Art That’s Smart
Sometimes, giving your bathroom a new look is as easy as finding new wall art. A simple painting or photograph framed on your wall can be the difference between a bathroom without much flair, and a modern bathroom that feels comforting and relaxing.
You don’t have to shell out the big bucks for a quality frame or a Picasso original, either. Many wall frames can be found at your local general store for just a few dollars. And, you can occasionally find art pieces there, too. Even your local thrift shop might have the perfect piece for your bathroom!
Think About Your Sink!
We can’t talk about manufactured home bathroom remodels without discussing your sink. However, you don’t have to fully install a new sink during a remodel. In fact, you can switch out the faucet while keeping things affordable.
However, we recommend being careful during a faucet replacement for your sink, as doing the job wrong may cause further damage to your sink or to your bathroom as a whole. You also don’t want to damage the plumbing that runs under your sink, so take extra care when swapping out your sink hardware.
But, the good news is that sink hardware isn’t all that expensive. You can find quality faucets at your local hardware store for as little as 20 or 30 dollars.
Don’t Replace Your Tub – Refinish It!
The bathtub can seem like one of the more daunting aspects of a remodel project. However, it doesn’t have to be.
Many people assume that to remodel a mobile home bathtub, you have to replace the entire thing. On the contrary, it’s never been more popular to refinish your bathtub to give it an all-new look.
Refinishing kits for your bathtub are widely available online and at your nearby hardware store. While this isn’t the easiest remodel project on this list, it might be one of the most rewarding. Here’s one example of a tub and shower surround that you can look at.
DIY Your Toilet Repair or Replacement
This is another remodel project that might take some research beforehand. But, if you’re looking to repair a toilet that won’t flush right, or replace it altogether, you might not need to call a plumber immediately.
Of course, you should seek professional help immediately for major damage or emergency repairs. However, for simple repairs, it’s easy to seek out and implement a solution yourself.
If you’re replacing your toilet altogether, you can do so yourself with a helping hand (or two) and some careful research. After all, you don’t want to ruin the plumbing and create a headache for yourself!
Install New Cabinet Hardware
Maybe you don’t want to fully replace your bathroom cabinets – and that’s okay! One thing you can do is replace your cabinet’s hardware.
This refers to the hinges and the knobs that make your cabinets operational. If they’re damaged, are squeaky or rusty, or just don’t look as good as they could be, consider replacing them with newer options. You can make your cabinets feel new without actually buying new cabinets!
Accessories with Accent
Take a look at the accessories around your bathroom. The towel hooks, the shower curtain, the cup that holds the family’s toothbrushes. Do they all match? If not, you can easily tie your bathroom together with matching accessories that serve as an “accent” for your bathroom.
For example, if your bathroom has blue walls, you may consider accessories colored white or gold, to serve as a unifying accent.