Three years ago we bought our first home. It wasn't the perfect home that I had imagined growing up. But we have made it home. We live in a single wide mobile home. It's a 1984, and when we moved in, it looked like a rundown old home. The first thing we did when we got the keys was paint the rooms. Last minute before the furniture was to be moved in, I decided that we needed new flooring. So off to Ollies for laminate wood floors. My husband started installing the living room floor at 4 am the morning our friends were coming over with the furniture. Luckily, we had a friend that knew what he was doing with the floor, and he helped finished as hubby cleared out the apartment.
Here'a what the outside looked like when we got the keys. It's very plain.
UGH a 1984 trailer kitchen is horrible. There was so much water damage in the cabinets the shelves were warped and falling apart. I couldn't live with it. So slowly we gathered cabinets from Lowes. We would walk the clearance sections probably 3 times a week, looking for the cabinets that were out of box or slightly damaged. Most of the damage was to the backs of the cabinets, so you can't see anything. Our pantry was actually in pieces because the glue that the manufacturer uses let loose on all the joints. We got our $295 pantry for $20 because it was apart. We also picked up a three drawer unit for $5 because the drawer faces overlapped, we had to move 1 drawer face, and it's perfect! Here's the pitiful before.