Remodeling an RV, Motorhome, or Toterhome can be an exceptionally rewarding process. Not only do you get the features and furnishing you need – you can also obtain the look and the style you’ve always wanted. That’s why the most appealing RV’s are invariably the ones that have been improved and decorated by their owners. On that note, here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your own RV remodeling projects…
1. Make sure that your upgrade and remodeling plans fit your lifestyle; Always tailor your remodeling plans to the way you actually live. The plush interiors seen in million-dollar RV’s may look fantastic, but they aren’t exactly designed for “real life”. When you’re planning your projects, try to use durable materials, easy-to-maintain colors, flexible furnishings, time-tested layouts, and user-friendly accessories.
2. Address functional shortcomings first; when planning a remodeling strategy, address the functional and practical requirements first. For example, if you don’t have enough counter space in your kitchen – fix that shortcoming first before you install a new faucet or upgrade the flooring.
3. Know where you’re going; before you start any remodeling project, create a “master plan” for your RV that’s based on your idea of the perfect RV. The concept can come from anything such as a picture from a book, an ad from a magazine, an image in your head, or sketch on a napkin. It doesn’t matter – as long as you have something. If you try to remodel your RV without a visual target, your efforts will almost always end in disappointment.
4. Make quality a high priority; many RV’s have more than their share of glitches and problems. You can offset this shortcoming by doing quality work and using high-quality parts and materials whenever possible. When you’re working on various projects, use the opportunity to make incremental improvements to your RV.
5. Use color to create the illusion of space; neutral colors will make an interior seem more spacious while darker colors have the opposite effect. This is particularly true for walls, window dressings, and large pieces of furniture (like sofas). To keep things interesting, take advantage of vividly colored lamp shades, table cloths, throw pillows, area rugs, artwork, and accessories. The result will be a roomy looking RV with lots of color and plenty of style.