Don’t want to part with your old recreational vehicle (RV) that’s still giving you great mileage? Or want to pep it up before you put it up for sale? Make use of your creative ingenious, and invest in a few inexpensive items to give your old rig a uber cool look. Wondering where to start from? We have broken down the entire process in six baby steps as follows:
Replace faded and worn-out carpet with laminated wooden flooring. Vinyl tile flooring is also good and extremely cost-effective, too. Both are easy to maintain and capable of giving your rig a neat look. Worried if it will make your RV look tad serious and boring? Break the monotony by throwing in some colorful rugs in strategic locations – in front of the bath, below the kitchen table and the main living area.
Fab up the Furnishing
Banish tattered and discolored upholstery and introduce some bright new drapes, cushion covers, valences and bed-spreads to usher in some cheer. Cash strapped? Retrieve those silk and lacy garments you haven’t worn in years, apply your sewing skills, and add charm to the existing drapes.
Wallpapers come handy to hide yellowed, soiled and damaged wooden panels of the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen inside your RV. Install patterned, plastic-coated contact papers on the walls of the bath and kitchen. Cover existing wallpapers in your bedroom with oversized paintings or framed family photographs. If nothing works, make a collage on the wall by cutting out old magazine pages.
The Furniture Fix
Replace your dinette with a longer station and use it to enjoy meals, work on your laptop, or even iron your clothes — all at a single place. This will let you do away with extra furniture that you had been using separately for each of these jobs. The result — you add a few more square feet to your living room space, making the interior look bigger and spacious.
Finally, add a dash of sheen by polishing the wood panels. Incredible as it may sound, you could do it yourself with a generous dose of lemon oil! Use popular Boat Shine formula to remove ugly oxidation marks from surfaces, walls and appliances for a spanking clean look.
Giving a dated recreational vehicle a creative makeover can significantly enhance its value. The fact that such schemes need not necessarily be expensive, gives you more reasons to embark on such a project. So, get set, and get started today!