5 Tips For Renovating Your RV
Recreational vehicles (RVs) offer a great deal of freedom to travel and vacation whenever you feel like it.
16:09 03 August 2022
Recreational vehicles (RVs) offer a great deal of freedom to travel and vacation whenever you feel like it. Being able to explore the open road and plan a great road trip with friends or family is made considerably easier with an RV.
Something that many RV enthusiasts understand is that used or previously owned vehicles tend to be more affordable. Unfortunately, this usually means that you may need to carry out some renovations, as the decor and appliances can be slightly outdated. The process of renovating your RV can be a challenge, which is why these are some tips to help with this project.
Dealing With Flooring
Firstly, the color and texture of the flooring in your RV can make a considerable difference when it comes to expressing character and making the main living area feel more open. Older RVs can have carpeted flooring, which is difficult to maintain and keep clean. Consider linoleum flooring as it is much easier to wipe down and sweep if needed.
You could also use vinyl flooring which is great for those on a budget. The key to replacing the flooring in an RV is being patient, and making sure you are carefully cutting everything correctly so that it will fit well.
Similarly, you may need to let everything dry thoroughly once you have applied the new flooring in order to make it last as long as possible. You should also avoid dark colors if your RV’s living space feels small. Creams, light browns, and white can open up a space considerably, and make your RV feel more welcoming.
Another important factor to consider when you are planning to renovate your RV is preparing everything ahead of time. There is no point painting over chipped paint that has dried or that is peeling, because this will not last long. Make sure any surfaces are prepped for painting so that it can adhere easier.
As well as cleaning the area that you want to paint and letting it dry, you will need to prime any walls or surfaces. This provides a great base for the color to stick to, and can make it last longer and the color can look bolder as a result.
If you are painting the exterior of your RV, you will need to cover anything that you don’t want to paint over. This includes registration plates, and removing any hardware.
Fresh Coat Of Paint
Once you have correctly prepared the area that you want to paint, it is time to apply the paint. Most RV decoration follows a standard color palette of white, cream, and beige. This is because it creates a neutral space which owners can make their own in other ways, for example with accessories.
If you are feeling more adventurous, it could be exciting to play about with different colors and designs. This could be done on the RV’s exterior or inside, depending on your preferences.
As well as priming the surface for painting, it is important to seal any paint once it has dried with a clear coat. This can help it to last longer and prevent the paint from chipping.
Additionally, you can give your RV a new lease of life by switching out old appliances for new ones. These are likely to be easier for you to use, and won’t use as much of the electricity stores as older appliances.
Make sure you consider the type of appliances you want to use within your RV, and that you find items that would fit well into the interior. Some of the most common appliances in RVs include compact refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers.
It is also worth thinking about the smaller pieces of decoration and furniture within your RV, and upgrading these if necessary. Many older RVs have dated cushion covers, curtains, and more. You could make your own in a color that suits you, or have new pieces made by a local crafts person.
Change your interior decoration so that it expresses more of your personality and character without making the space seem overly cluttered. Most furniture within an RV needs to be functional as well as visually appealing.
Using an RV is an exciting prospect because of the range of potential locations that can be explored. Make the most out of your RV by renovating smaller things such as interior decoration and changing the paint. It will soon express your character and feel more like a home.