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Redneck Home Remodels

Everyone has their dream home but because the expense often outweighs the reality, we work with what we have and remodel piece by piece. Even with this more frugal approach, it can be costly; therefore, the list below is an inspirational group of visionaries that have taken their remodeling into their own hands, showing us how to save a buck in the process.

(We thought we’d change things up a bit today and present some home renovations you might not be doing in the near future. Here they are, presented by us here at BuildDirect)

1. Adding Additional Rooms

If you’re looking to add an extra bedroom or two to accommodate your growing kin (or some imposing houseguests), you might want to look to this subtle home expansion as an example. Without knocking out a single wall, this crafty architect has expanded their homestead and proved that seven mobile homes are truly better than one.

 

 

 

Redneck mansion

source: http://cruciality.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/redneck-mansion.jpg

 

 

2. Country Style Front Porch

Adding a custom crafted front deck to your home can add a wonderful aesthetic appeal but it can also cost thousands of dollars when all is said and done. If the expense isn’t in your budget, simply go to your local scrap yard and find the best piece of plywood available to you. By laying it down where a deck would have gone, you’ll achieve identical results at a fraction of the price. No one will know the difference.

 

 

 

Country Style Front Porch

source: static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/draft_lens3130832module19617162photo_1236547587redneck_camping.jpg

 


3. Pimping the Patio

If you’ve done all you can to upgrade the interior of your home, you may want to turn your attention to your patio – with some very simple additions, it can be the recreational talk of the town. Try installing a swimming pool, a state of the art BBQ grill or even something as simple as a classic porch swing for those sultry summer nights.

Redneck Hot Tub

source: timthethief.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/funny-pictures-humor-redneck-pool.png

License plate siding

source: 

http://pineriverreview.blogspot.ca

5. Beautiful Balcony

If your home has a breathtaking view, you’ll want to maximize the amenity with an open-air balcony. However, because building a balcony can cost a pretty penny and requires compliance with a number of building codes, avoid the red tape and put the power in your own hands. After all, a balcony is in the eye of the beholder.

Redneck Balcony

 


6. Home Theater Experience

With recent advancements in technology, home theaters are becoming a popular trend in the world of home remodeling, as they are more accessible than ever before. All it takes is a flat screen TV and some stadium seating but, for those that have neither, let these photos be a shining example of resourcefulness.

Redneck Flat Screen

7. Lighting Fixtures

Upgrading your lighting fixtures is an inexpensive remodel that can add immediate value to your home. Yes, even the most mundane space can be brought to life with a modern ceiling fan or a classic chandelier.

Redneck Light Fixture

source: i12.photobucket.com/albums/a205/bonzai_bartender/Redneck7.jpg


8. Upgrading the Appliances

Not all remodels are aesthetic improvements on the surface; sometimes the upgrades exist behind the scenes in the form of appliances or plumbing. Take this alternative as an example; it may not be energy star approved but you can bet this custom hot water heater will only cost as much to operate as a coffee maker.

Redneck Appliances

source: activerain.com/image_store/uploads/9/7/0/3/7/ar121272183973079.jpg

9. Bonus Room

As your kids get older and more rambunctious, every family needs some sort of bonus room to absorb the recreational overflow. Because this can be an expensive remodel, you’ll want to consider ways to minimize your cost of materials – ever thought of repurposing existing structures?

Redneck Bonus Room

source: http://www.kk.org/streetuse/redneck_root_cellar.jpg


10. Expanded Entry Way

When the walls of your home seem to be closing in, simple expansions can make a world of difference. Whether you’re adding another room or simply extending a wall, here is a fine example of how additional space can really add a new dimension to your home (and distract from the duct tape holding it all together).

source: thereifixedit.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/129194714615373488.jpg

REDNECK HOME REMODELS

Everyone has their dream home but because the expense often outweighs the reality, we work with what we have and remodel piece by piece. Even with this more frugal approach, it can be costly; therefore, the list below is an inspirational group of visionaries that have taken their remodeling into their own hands, showing us how to save a buck in the process.

  1. Adding Additional Rooms
    If you’re looking to add an extra bedroom or two to accommodate your growing kin (or some imposing houseguests), you might want to look to this subtle home expansion as an example. Without knocking out a single wall, this crafty architect has expanded their homestead and proved that seven mobile homes are truly better than one.
    http://cruciality.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/redneck-mansion.jpg

 

  1. Country Style Front Porch
    Adding a custom crafted front deck to your home can add a wonderful aesthetic appeal but it can also cost thousands of dollars when all is said and done. If the expense isn’t in your budget, simply go to your local scrap yard and find the best piece of plywood available to you. By laying it down where a deck would have gone, you’ll achieve identical results at a fraction of the price. No one will know the difference.
    http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/draft_lens3130832module19617162photo_1236547587redneck_camping.jpg

 

  1. Pimping the Patio
    If you’ve done all you can to upgrade the interior of your home, you may want to turn your attention to your patio – with some very simple additions, it can be the recreational talk of the town. Try installing a swimming pool, a state of the art BBQ grill or even something as simple as a classic porch swing for those sultry summer nights.
    http://timthethief.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/funny-pictures-humor-redneck-pool.png
    http://www.failpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/redneck-bbq-fail.jpg
    http://www.gwoltal.myfastmail.com/files/Redneck%20Tree%20Swing
  1. Synthetic Siding
    Upgrading the siding on your home is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to give your home a dramatic facelift. Especially with older homes, when the original wood starts to weather, you may want to transition into a more durable synthetic material such as vinyl siding or tin license plates.
    http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_apr2005/RedneckSiding.jpg

 

  1. Beautiful Balcony
    If your home has a breathtaking view, you’ll want to maximize the amenity with an open-air balcony. However, because building a balcony can cost a pretty penny and requires compliance with a number of building codes, avoid the red tape and put the power in your own hands. After all, a balcony is in the eye of the beholder.
    http://www.randomfunnypicture.com/pictures/1834took-some-doin-bum-leg-all.jpg

 

  1. Home Theater Experience
    With recent advancements in technology, home theaters are becoming a popular trend in the world of home remodeling, as they are more accessible than ever before. All it takes is a flat screen TV and some stadium seating but, for those that have neither, let these photos be a shining example of resourcefulness.
    http://boortz.com/images/funny/redneck_pics_hometheater.jpg
    http://1funny.com/images/rednecks/RedneckFlatScreenA.jpg
    http://1funny.com/images/rednecks/RedneckFlatScreenB.jpg
  1. Lighting Fixtures
    Upgrading your lighting fixtures is an inexpensive remodel that can add immediate value to your home. Yes, even the most mundane space can be brought to life with a modern ceiling fan or a classic chandelier.
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/redneck%20chandelier/bonzai_bartender/Redneck7.jpg
  1. Upgrading the Appliances
    Not all remodels are aesthetic improvements on the surface; sometimes the upgrades exist behind the scenes in the form of appliances or plumbing. Take this alternative as an example; it may not be energy star approved but you can bet this custom hot water heater will only cost as much to operate as a coffee maker.
    http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/9/7/0/3/7/ar121272183973079.jpg

 

  1. Bonus Room
    As your kids get older and more rambunctious, every family needs some sort of bonus room to absorb the recreational overflow. Because this can be an expensive remodel, you’ll want to consider ways to minimize your cost of materials – ever thought of repurposing existing structures?
    http://www.kk.org/streetuse/redneck_root_cellar.jpg

 

  1. Expanded Entry Way
    When the walls of your home seem to be closing in, simple expansions can make a world of difference. Whether you’re adding another room or simply extending a wall, here is a fine example of how additional space can really add a new dimension to your home (and distract from the duct tape holding it all together).
    http://thereifixedit.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/129194714615373488.jpg


Rob Woods

140 Comments

  1. These are cool. Some of these are just genius and probably not the situation you would assume just by a quick picture.

  2. Hey, you can’t fault their creativity.

  3. I love the hot water one! That’s genius!

  4. I love #5, how he got up there with that crutch….

  5. lol bit funny but unique home ideas :-)

  6. #1 is a stage set and #9 is a root cellar.
    The rest are hilarious.

  7. Superb. That ‘flat screen’ TV is just brilliant!

  8. Hanging out in an old school bus would be so awesome.

  9. That’s not a bonus room, it’s a bomb shelter…..

  10. love the swimming pool… good idea..

  11. lol XD The TV in the wall isn’t that redneck. There are so many people that do that. In upscale homes. :P

  12. Sometimes people are really strange ….. :-)

    Greetings

  13. Jo Mamma Reply to Jo

    Based on 1 and 8 there must be rednecks in Europe.

  14. we are also working on several economic low cost houses, using rice husk panels
    for overseas market. your house is really interesting.

  15. Wow, just a big wow for such a nice collection, specially that bus stop is the coolest of all..

  16. Great! Rednecks in action! :D

  17. My friends and I do the truck pool idea all the time during the summer months in the back of the El Camino. Awesome fun :)

  18. Cool ideas… I really envy people who dared to do that and who are living this extraordinary life such as people who made the caravan building… Great Hob guys!!! Keep going

  19. haha oh my. I love all of these. I’m working on my house remodel and stumbling upon this definitely made me chuckle. What lovely remodels!

  20. What I am wondering, why not create a park like this and throw it open to school kids. It will be lot of fun.

  21. Ha! That’s so awesome! I’m starting to think that Redneck=resourceful.

  22. The first photo is funny and AMAZING all at the same time! These are the types of people that will survive when there’s a crisis. People make fun of rednecks but I’ve seen what some people would call rednecks that are smarter than them by a longshot.

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