Updating your mobile home can be one of the most fun activities home owners can do!
Whether your home is withing the greater Sarasota Florida area or another area throughout the country home updates and upgrades can be where a mobile home owner is able to put their personal stamp on their home and be able to transfer a “house” to a “home”!
When considering where to upgrade your mobile home one must consider the two main categories where updates and upgrades fall into and what is the best investment for each individual mobile home owner.
- Structural Upgrades
Structural upgrades within a mobile home consist of putting money in to the actual structure and components of the home.
These upgrades could be ones done to the roof, electrical, HVAC, plumbing or flooring structure of a mobile home. The easiest way to think of this would be upgrade or update the “bones” of a mobile home.
These upgrades will not provide the “wow” value to either you or others who visit your mobile home but are ones that can certainly provide trouble free living for years to come.
Structural upgrades are upgrades within a mobile home where, more than likely, the owner of the mobile home will see money back from these upgrades if and when the time comes to sell their mobile home.
2. Cosmetic Upgrades
Cosmetic upgrades within a mobile home are updates that have nothing to do with the structural components of the property and, many times, are suited for the individual owners tastes and preferences.
These upgrades can come in the form of updating the paint color, changing out the counter tops, changing out the lighting fixtures or updating the window blinds. All of these updates are the more “fun” type of updates and can really add to the uniqueness and personality of a mobile home!
Do not expect, however, to see any money whatsoever returned to you on these investments to your property. The reason for this is because these updates do not have anything to do with the actual structure of the home and, as such are based totally on the owners personal preferences many of which may not carry over to the new owner.
When looking at updating your mobile home we, here at The Mobile Home Dealer, strongly believe that the best way to appropriate your updating budget is to first look to enhancing the structural components of the home before putting money in to the cosmetic aspects of your property.
The reason for this suggestion is that, if something changed and you needed to sell your mobile home, you would be in a much better position financially to reap the rewards of updating the bones of the home than some of the more fun cosmetic touches. Once the structural upgrades are updated then move to the cosmetic touches to make your house a home!
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.