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  • Published on May 12, 2015
    Make yourself "Home" in your RV

    Make yourself at “home” in Your RV

    Many people have reservations about living in an RV. Whether it be switching from living at home to full time RV living or even just for a few months at a time, it can be a big lifestyle change from what we are use to.  But not to worry, there are plenty of ways to make your RV “feel” like home and not feel like you are living in an RV.

    First, Yes! You can have the same luxury items in an RV that you can in a home.  Many newer model motorhomes and fifth wheels offer luxury amenities already installed.  You can have granite countertops, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and much more! Having these luxury items can make your RV feel like you aren’t living in a rundown old RV like those you remember from the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies.  But, they come at a cost.  Which is why many people choose to buy less expensive RV’s and do the upgrades themselves. 

    Renovating an RV can take some time but it can save you a lot of money in the long run.  There are plenty of DIY tips on the internet, complete with step by step instructions, so I won’t go into detail here, but the point is you can have the luxury finishes and amenities without breaking the bank, if that’s what makes your RV feel like home.

    Second, RV’s are smaller than your average home or apartment, but there are numerous space saving tips that you can adapt to make the most of what space you have and make your RV feel bigger.  Utilizing as much of your closet and drawer space as possible is one good example.  Miss your closet space? Trying buying or building extra cubbies around your bedroom to give you more room for those 30 pairs of shoes that you just CAN’T live without.

    Which bring me to my third point, buy or add furniture that maximizes the use of your RV space.  One example is having a couch that doubles as a pull out bed.  Or, add some extra shelves above the dining space, or add an entertainment center around your TV that can be used for extra storage.  There are plenty of space saving tips out there that will help you utilize your RV’s space to the best of its ability to help cut down on clutter and making a small space seem smaller.

    Last, play with different textures and finishes on your walls and flooring.  If you like the more modern look, put subway tile up in your bathroom.  Want to add warmth to your living space, add plush carpeting.  Paint colors can make your space seem bigger also.  Brighter, lighter colors make small spaces seem bigger rather than darker paint, so keep that in mind when decorating.  Speaking of decorating, just adding pictures and decorative elements can liven up a small space as well.  And yes, you can have live plants.  House plants such as African violets, ivy, or bamboo don’t require a lot of attention or sunlight and are easy to take care of.

    There is plenty you can look for or do yourself to make your RV feel like your cozy home away from home.  So don’t let the critics get you down. If RVing is in your heart, then embrace it and take your design and decorating style from your home to your RV.

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    If you are in the market for a new or used RV to take on your travels full time or part time, we have a full line of Class A and Class C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, and campers to suit your RV lifestyle.  Visit us today in Ocala, FL or Bulls Gap, TN and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff help you find the RV of your dreams. 

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