A mobile home bathroom remodel is one of the best ways to update an older mobile home and improve its design and decor.
Renovating your mobile home’s bathroom doesn’t have to be hugely expensive or time-consuming, either. With a little planning and the right mobile home bathroom supplies, you can give your bathroom a contemporary facelift and enjoy improved functionality for years to come.
Plan Your Remodel: Time and Budget
When you’re preparing for a mobile home bathroom remodel, the two biggest preliminary considerations to plan around are how much time and money you are willing to invest in it.
Depending on how big an overhaul you want to give your bathroom, there will likely be at least some demolition involved, which means that you probably won’t be able to use the bathroom for a little while.
If your bathroom is going to be out of commission during the remodel, this could mean that you need to stay at a friend’s or family member’s home or in a hotel until it’s functional again. Make sure you know how long the remodel is going to take and what living arrangements you need to plan for before you start tearing anything out of your bathroom.
You also need to set a clear budget for a mobile home bathroom remodel before you get started. Factor in everything from replacement fixtures and hardware, such as mobile home bathroom faucets, to labor costs. You should ensure that you have all the required funds available before you start the renovation to cover all materials and avoid delays.
Tip: You can save time and money by keeping your existing bathroom’s layout. That way, you won’t have to cut new holes in the floor, walls, or ceiling or install new plumbing during the renovation.
Replacing Your Mobile Home Bathroom Sink
When you undertake a bathroom remodel for your mobile home, one of the first things you might look at replacing is your mobile home bathroom sink.
Sinks can get discolored, grungy, and just look plain old. The style of your current sink probably doesn’t match the modern look you want to go for in your new bathroom.
Fortunately, replacing a mobile home bathroom sink is also one of the easiest and most cost-effective bathroom upgrades you can make. It’s often as simple as pulling up the new sink from the countertop and dropping a new one in. If you have some DIY experience, replacing the sink is even something you can safely do on your own to save some money on labor.
Depending on the size and shape of your new sink, you might have to cut a hole in the countertop to accommodate it. Or, you can opt to install a whole new countertop as part of your bathroom renovation.
Upgrade Your Mobile Home Shower Pan or Tub
Another bathroom fixture you may want to replace in your mobile home bathroom is the shower pan or tub.
Replacing a mobile home shower pan or tub is a lot more complicated than replacing a sink, so you should hire a professional contractor/plumber to do it for you.
While hiring someone costs more upfront, having the new pan or tub professionally installed will ensure proper plumbing connections and sealing to avoid more expensive water damage repairs down the road.
Replacing Bathroom Tile
After you’ve replaced any major bathroom fixtures, you may also want to replace the surrounding bathroom tile on the floor and/or walls.
Old bathroom tiles can look out of place next to shiny new sinks and shower or tub enclosures, especially if the colors don’t match or if the tile is damaged and faded in places. You could take this opportunity to really spruce up your bathroom’s floor and walls with new matching or complementary tiles.
For example, if your new bathroom fixtures are white, you might keep things simple and go with sparkly new all-white bathroom tiles. But, if you want to add some visual interest to your bathroom, you could choose tiles of almost any color or pattern. You might even decide to install something like natural stone tiles to give your bathroom a more rustic, cozy feel.
Install a New Mobile Home Bathroom Window
A new mobile home bathroom window not only looks great, but it can also provide many performance benefits for your mobile home, including improved ventilation and insulation.
For example, something like a white vinyl vertical sliding window matches almost any new bathroom decor you choose and opens nice and wide when you want to air out your bathroom to get rid of odors or humidity.
New mobile home windows are also one of the best ways to improve the energy efficiency of your mobile home and reduce your monthly utility bills.
If your budget is tight, you could choose to go for a new single-pane aluminum window in your bathroom.
While aluminum-framed windows don’t insulate quite as well as vinyl-framed ones, they are very durable and secure and add structural performance to your window. Aluminum windows generally have a longer lifespan than vinyl windows.
Add an Exhaust Fan to Your Mobile Home’s Bathroom
Opening a bathroom window isn’t always an option, especially in colder months when you don’t want to let any of your valuable heat out. That’s why you should also look at mobile home exhaust fans for bathroom renovations.
Even if your bathroom already has an exhaust fan, it should be replaced about every 10 years to ensure optimal performance. If you don’t know when your existing fan was installed, it’s probably time for a new one. Exhaust fans are affordable and easy to pop in and out of your bathroom’s ceiling.
A New Bathroom Made Easy with Star Mobile Home Supplies
With Star Mobile’s wide range of affordable mobile home bathroom supplies, remodeling your mobile home’s bathroom has never been easier.
We offer the perfect blend of style and function when it comes to things like mobile home bathroom faucets, sinks, tubs, showers, exhaust fans, windows, and more.