There are so many different things to consider when it comes to converting your campervan, especially when you want to try and stick to a budget. It’s the same with any conversion, whether it’s a property, garden or vehicle, it’s essential that you figure out exactly what you want to spend, as well as what you want to get from your conversion. Continue reading for a selection of key, conversion tips to help you create a stylish new look whilst sticking to a realistic, thrifty budget!
With so many different things to consider for your camper, it’s always beneficial to start with the basics. Campervans are designed with certain features that are already included in the interiors, such as seating, flooring and cabinets. These are the really basic features that you can enhance and change to suit your own personal style. It may seem like the current features are tired or dull, but there are plenty of ways in which you can revive them without spending an arm and a leg replacing them altogether. Decide exactly what you don’t like the look of, compared to the features that you’re happy with, and then you can get started on bringing them back to life (on a budget).
It goes without saying that introducing new materials to interiors can completely transform the whole look. It’s just the same with your campervan interiors, as the current décor and materials may look dull and dark, but some refreshing new materials can instantly switch up the overall look. You may want to look at replacing your current flooring with a new, fresh material such as vinyl or lining, as this will provide you with a comfortable, welcoming design that will enhance your camper. You could then look at switching the materials of your cabinet doors, or simply changing the handles and pulls. Whilst this may seem like an expensive process, you can actually save a small fortune doing it this way, rather than replacing the whole cabinets and adding brand new ones instead. Similarly, you could also have your seats re-upholstered with a whole new material, adding colour, style and character to your camper in no time!
Whilst you’re travelling you want your camper to be practical and functional, no matter what the weather. The beauty of travelling in a camper is the ability to dash inside when the rain starts to fall! There are, however, unique features you can add to your campervan to enhance your conversion and make it stand out a little bit more. These features can really help to make your campervan stand out, without having to spend lots of money on a fancier vehicle. One very popular feature for campervan conversions is some traditional awnings such as a RailSail. RailSail’s are ideal for providing your camper with an additional covered space for you to enjoy the fresh air without getting wet, or similarly, keeping you protected from the direct sunlight. You could also look at features such as silver screens to add privacy and security to your camper. These may seem like a pointless feature if you already have curtains or blinds on your vehicle, but silver screens are ideal for keeping out sunlight, stopping people from peeping into your camper and also keeping the vehicle cool when needed. They’re also really reasonably priced, so you could use these as an alternative to curtains or blinds if you didn’t already have these installed in your campervan!