Owning an RV is only half the fun. The goal is to spend time in it. For many, that also means making it something they want to spend time in. Whether you’re traveling across the country or hoping to turn your RV into a home away from home, adding a personal touch will make the experience that much more enjoyable.
This is not a new concept. Everywhere people are tackling RV do-it-yourselfers. Here are five DIY RV remodeling ideas that won’t break the bank and will add fun and make your next RV trip more enjoyable.
1. Put a little paint on it
It’s often surprising how much a little paint on the walls can transform any room. Whether you want to darken the color or lighten the area, it can bring a completely different feeling to the whole room. Even if you go back with the same color, it can feel better, brighter, cleaner and more perfect.
It is recommended to paint your home every three to five years to keep it looking good. Your RV deserves the same TLC. Best of all, you can decide for yourself what colors you want on the walls, which can make it a space you’ll be happy to spend more time in.
2. Personalize the furniture
If you have an older RV or find it necessary to cover up the old furniture, it may be time to reconsider your sofa and chairs. Older RVs sometimes have ugly furniture and more. You can change anything without breaking the bank, especially if you’re willing to be frugal with it.
Thanks to the popularity of tiny houses, furniture today is beautiful, space-saving and functional. By upgrading and choosing furniture that suits you and the space it’s in, you’ll feel more comfortable wherever you travel on your next vacation.
3. Add a backsplash to your kitchen as a DIY RV remodel
One RV DIY option is to add a backsplash to your kitchen. Virtually every home improvement store now has an affordable peel and stick backsplash that can brighten any area and make cleaning easier. It’s also effortless to set up as most RV kitchens are on the small side. According to Outdoorsy, you should be able to complete this RV DIY project in about an hour.
4. Replace curtains and decorate your space
Your RV is a place where you should be happy to be. For many RV owners, the personal touch is the key to success. Books you love, photos of your loved ones and other decorative items will quickly make it feel like home. You should keep in mind that anything hanging or sitting on a table can fall off. So it’s a good idea to use stickers, perhaps from your travels, as wall art.
To further increase your comfort, you can also add curtains. By adding or replacing your curtains, you’ll improve the cosiness of your RV. It will look a little more like home, giving you the opportunity to relax a little more easily.
5. Give countertops a makeover
Next to a small kitchen, there are usually very few countertops. What this means for you is that this DIY RV conversion idea is easy to implement. If you prefer to cut costs and avoid buying countertops, you can find countertop paint. All you have to do is mask off along the wall or your splashback and paint on granite, concrete and more.
Final thoughts on your RV DIY conversion
Renovating an RV is vastly different than remodeling your home. It’s a lot easier and cheaper than you might think. It also allows you to enjoy the freedom of the streets in a space that is truly yours in every way.
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