Very Happy with the New Look
So summer is drawing to a close and so is our RV renovation. We are super pleased with how everything turned out and happy to have a much easier to maintain RV interior.
The main goal of the renovation was to get rid of as much fabric materials as we could and replace them with leather and vinyl. Rather than having carpet and fabric furniture that hangs onto dog hair, dirt and smells, we now have for the most part easy to clean materials. The beagle’s hair just floats off everything and can be effortlessly swept up with a Swiffer sweeper or sucked up with a dustbuster.
It’s not all about a utilitarian design; we really love how it looks too! Anne and I are both fans of a clean uncluttered modern look and the new Infinity LWV flooring along with the leather/vinyl furniture has really changed the décor to favor that style.
To finish off the summer reno project, I ripped out the piece of carpet in the common area shared by the bedroom and bathroom. Underneath I thought I would, like elsewhere in the rig, find linoleum type flooring. For the most part, it was true except for a small area at the foot of the bed which turned out to be just chipboard.
Not having enough Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl flooring left on the roll to cover the whole bedroom and bathroom areas I decided to just use it to cover the laundry trap door and the chipboard. The rest I will leave as the original linoleum and we will keep the carpet around the bed. This carpet is still in excellent shape.
Recap of Work Done:
- Moved the small drawer from the little coffee table to near the entrance door.
- Custom built a small fold up computer desk at the rear of the trailer.
- Installed a new detachable main power receptacle.
- Removed the slide out carpeting and replaced it with Infinity LWV flooring (Bamboo #3 CC)
- Installed a new Oxygenics Fury RV shower fixture.
- Wired in an LED light with a magnetic switch in the under-bed storage compartment.
- Custom Built a Daybed to replace the OEM fold out sofa bed.
- Purchased new matching computer chairs and a comfortable red leather recliner.
If you are just seeing this renovation series for the first time, you can find links to the rest of the blog articles and videos here.
How Do We Like the New Digs?
We love the new design and functionality of the trailer’s living area. Both of us now have decent computer work areas with comfortable chairs in which to produce and manage our various projects. It’s a huge improvement over the original layout. We spend many hours in front of the computer so good ergonomics is important health wise.
Also, we have some comfortable furniture with the new daybed and Stressless leather recliner to enjoy during our relaxation time. From a practical point of view, we have increased storage space under the new daybed and everything is much easier to keep clean and keep looking nice.
Video Showing Off the RV Renovation Results
Some Updates Left on the Drawing Board
It’s been an interesting summer of RV mods and upgrades and I’ve had a fun time trying to be creative with these projects. But, I’m not done by a long shot. I’ve got plans to add a backsplash behind the stove, change out the kitchen sink faucets, storage bins above the toilet and add some slide out platforms to the deep pantry cabinet shelves.
Seems the more I change the rig to suit our lifestyle the more ideas I get. So stay tuned…
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