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  • Published on Mar 09, 2016
    DIY RV Renovations

    DIY RV Renovations

    Is your RV starting to show its wear and tear? Are you tired of looking at the same tired wall paper from the 70’s? Do your appliances break down every time you use them? If you answered yes to these questions then it might be time to upgrade your RV.  However, renovations cost money, but they are cheaper than going out and buying a brand new RV. Here are a few examples and tips of some DIY RV renovations for your RV on a low cost budget.

    1. Replace the flooring- many older model RV’s came with vinyl or linoleum tile flooring that you see in houses that were built in the 70’s.  Most of the time they are all sorts of funky orange and brown colors and just make your small space look small and dated.  With a simple flooring upgrade, you can brighten, freshen, and modernize your RV.

    You can replace your outdated flooring in your RV with simple vinyl or laminate flooring and not spend an arm and a leg.  There are many modern styles and colors of flooring available that come with easy click-in or peel and stick installation that makes putting in your new flooring a breeze.  Plus, if you buy from a discount warehouse you can save even more money.  Choose a finish that is light to brighten up your RV and make your space appear bigger than it is.  And, a vinyl or laminate style flooring is guaranteed to last a lot longer than the luxury vinyl tile or even hardwood flooring.

    1. Update your décor- this can happen in a lot of different areas.  From what’s on your walls to how you accessorize your RV.  Let’s start with the walls. If your RV has tired old wall paper still up from when great grandma owned the RV, it’s time for an upgrade.  Now, peeling off old wall paper is a pain in the rear end, so depending on what you want to replace it with, you can either wall paper right over top of the old with new and more modern patterns or you can paint over top of it. Another option would be to  strip the old wall paper and paint a color of your choosing.  You can add a tile backsplash in the kitchen or bathroom to help modernize the space. Not sure how to do that? Most big discount warehouses offer classes, or you can you tube how to do a tile backsplash on your own.
    2. Upgrade your appliances- this step will cost you a little more money. If your oven decides that it is going to start burning everything you put in regardless of the temperature you set it at, it might be time for some new appliances.  The good thing is most RV appliances are smaller in scale so they are less costly than say a refrigerator, for your home.  Also, upgrading to stainless steel from the hideous olive green refrigerator that once inhabited your RV will freshen up the feel and make your RV look like you spent a lot of money on it when you didn’t.
    3. Updating your accessories- final touches are key to making your space look cohesive and like you hired an interior decorator for your RV.  Updating your curtains, picture frames/wall art, furniture and pillows can all make your space feel fresh and you can change the feel of your entire RV atmosphere. Adding some wall art for a pop of color, and fun decorative pillows for some warmth can really enhance your tiny living space. This is another great way to update your space without spending a lot of money.  Many accessories can be purchased at discount stores as well as big box stores such as Target, Kohl’s and Walmart…yes, I said Walmart.  Bonus of living in an RV and traveling the states is there are hundreds of flea markets and antique malls on your travels is that you can find timeless, one-of-a-kind accessories for your RV to make it special to your taste.

    So whether you are looking for a full upgrade or just to spruce up a few aspects of your RV, there are plenty of easy DIY renovations for your RV that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to complete.

    RNR RV

    Is your RV beyond repair at this point and you are in the market for a new or used one? Visit us at RNR RV.  We have a large selection of new and used RV’s for sale in the Spokane, WA area.  Visit us at one of our 3 locations and find out what your old RV is worth for a trade-in!! For location information, visit www.rnrrv.com.

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