Getting ready to update my home nc4x4 gas after eating bread

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Yeah, I am trailer trash. I live in a 85 mobile home. I have weighed alternatives. Buy another home, but that comes with many more expenses such as more plumbing, under pinning( I have block now) and even with a new, or newer one, I will still have the cheap ass stuff they put in them.

So, phase one is going to be gut the inside of everything that needs to be gone. Both bathrooms, kitchen cabinets, and flooring. My floors are plywood, so very little repair like the ones with OSB, particle board, water damage and so on. Plans for the bathrooms is new fixtures, and tile floors. Kitchen will get a lot more cabinets, and counter space. I am doing away with the kitchen table, will have a eat at bar, seating at least three, maybe four. Living alone this makes the most sense to me. I am on the fence in putting in a dish washer. So looking for advise. If you have one, do you use it often? Do you see a lot of difference in your power bill from it’s use? Does it get your dishes clean as if you hand washed them? I am also converting over to a propane cook stove from electric. The biggest reason for this is when we have power outages, I can still cook, without having to bring in the camping stuff, or leaving home to live in the RV until I get power again. That only leaves the need for water. Which I plan on dropping in another pump, a 12V one, that I can use if need be. The Generator, and solar will take care of the rest.

Floors are all going to be that snap in stuff. Sorry, I don’t know the proper name for it. But the need for it is great. I have two grand kids, that can’t be in my home because of dog allergies. They have dogs in their home, but their floors are easier to clean. so this is why I have to change the floors. Kitchen and bathrooms will be tile. Windows will also be changed out. Only three left to change. I am going to make them smaller, and just basically the top part. This way furniture can be placed in front of them, and they will still be able to be used.

Another big change will be my living room. Since I have owned this place, there has never been an overhead light, so in the rebuild, I will not only have a light over head in there, but also a ceiling fan. The light that is now over my kitchen table, will also be moved a few feet, to also have a ceiling fan in there too.

Click to expand…I grew up in a trailer. It’s all my mom could afford. It wasn’t the newest or the nicest, but she made sure it was the CLEANEST and the best environment it could possibly be until she could afford a house. In fact, about everyone that came over commented on how nice it was inside. "You’d never know this was a trailer". It’s hard to take that as a compliment, but I suppose it was even harder to GIVE it and not sound like a snotty twatwaffle.

A few miles down the road from where I grew up, one of my VERY good friends; Corky grew up in a nice brick home in a great neighborhood. When he got out of school he chose to live in a trailer out on an acre of land about 10 miles from where we grew up. I’d spend weekends there listening to his grand ideas of expanding it, and then One weekend I go over and HE DID IT! He started tearing out the back door….for the same reason Chip said. We ripped a hole in the back where the back door was and made a 10×16 "living room" with a lean-to roof and wood panel interior, and metal siding. Then we gutted the kitchen and opened it up to the main room. Why? Sure as hell wasn’t to add value. It was to make his life a little better. And it did just that.

I get it. Yeah I have some bad memories of the absolute hell the snotty rich kids gave me for living in a trailer park, (and I’ve made comments in the past about it that may have been interpreted as looking down on trailer park life…..but it wasn’t looking down my nose at it…it was remembering how damn cruel kids can BE to those who happened to live in a trailer)

I grew up in a trailer. It’s all my mom could afford. It wasn’t the newest or the nicest, but she made sure it was the CLEANEST and the best environment it could possibly be until she could afford a house. In fact, about everyone that came over commented on how nice it was inside. "You’d never know this was a trailer". It’s hard to take that as a compliment, but I suppose it was even harder to GIVE it and not sound like a snotty twatwaffle.

A few miles down the road from where I grew up, one of my VERY good friends; Corky grew up in a nice brick home in a great neighborhood. When he got out of school he chose to live in a trailer out on an acre of land about 10 miles from where we grew up. I’d spend weekends there listening to his grand ideas of expanding it, and then One weekend I go over and HE DID IT! He started tearing out the back door….for the same reason Chip said. We ripped a hole in the back where the back door was and made a 10×16 "living room" with a lean-to roof and wood panel interior, and metal siding. Then we gutted the kitchen and opened it up to the main room. Why? Sure as hell wasn’t to add value. It was to make his life a little better. And it did just that.

I get it. Yeah I have some bad memories of the absolute hell the snotty rich kids gave me for living in a trailer park, (and I’ve made comments in the past about it that may have been interpreted as looking down on trailer park life…..but it wasn’t looking down my nose at it…it was remembering how damn cruel kids can BE to those who happened to live in a trailer)