Whether you’re just planning to hit the road or you’re looking for a motorhome to start your adventure, making rv renovations on a used motorhome is the perfect way to feel more at home in your new home.
As we always say, as superficial as it may seem at first, your motorhome will become your home 24 hours a day, so it’s essential to take the time to feel comfortable in it.
Let’s start because you have to like your RV beyond the first impression; you have to remember to look beyond; after all, if you intend to renovate the RV, the accessories are the least of it.
It doesn’t matter if you are a total beginner in the subject. You don’t have too many interior decoration criteria either; making rv renovations will be a super pleasant task and during which you will learn a lot. You don’t need a huge budget, and you don’t need to know too much about tools or repairs.
As much as it may seem like a detail, the truth is that if your floors don’t look good, no amount of paint, detail, or effort will improve the appearance of your motor home, so don’t hesitate to cover it up quickly.
When it comes to choosing what to use, there are several alternatives:
- vinyl flooring (like the one already in place);
- wood-like wood-like boards (they have locks that are attached);
- Wood-like vinyl sheets with adhesive strips are much lighter (something that should be prioritized in a motorhome). They do not stick directly to the floor but are glued together with adhesive strips (which makes the floor “floating” and more accessible to remove the day you want to renew again).
You can take advantage of the offcuts, and we used them to cover the two tables we had inside, so everything was the same “wood” tone.
If something nice about living in an RV is being able to see the scenery as you go by, isn’t it?
Well, then it is essential to renew the windows of your motorhome.
For starters, check that the seals are in good condition, there are no leaks, cracks, or scratches. In that case, you may need to replace the rubbers, sliding rails, or glass.
Invest in good curtains: although there are many options, consider a blackout option that allows you to isolate the light from the outside very well. Also, this type of curtains adds a lot to the van’s acoustic and thermal insulation, so they are an excellent alternative. If you do not find ones that fit your windows, have them made or make them yourself.
Something that tends to go out of fashion quickly in motorhomes is the upholstery of the armchairs. Therefore, it is usually an excellent investment to change them for more neutral tones, more comfortable fabrics, easy to clean, and designs that do not bother the eye. If you’re on a budget, you can get some covers in neutral tones.
While it may seem like an afterthought, storage inside a motorhome is key to any trip. Unless you’re a substantial minimalist traveler (we don’t know many who are!), your motorhome is going to carry all your stuff inside for the duration of your trip.
That’s why it’s essential to prioritize storage when upgrading the space and think of options to make it more comfortable.
Don’t forget to add a splash guard. These are the adhesive type that mimics tiles and are placed on the back of your stove, countertop, and sinks. Not only are they very cheap and easy to install, but also, in a short time, they make a very striking change in the look of your kitchen (besides being super easy to clean).