If your static home is your pride and joy, there’s a good chance you’ll want to pimp it up to look its best.
Here’s a list of sure-fire hacks that’ll help you jazz up your caravan, without breaking the bank. Let’s dive in.
Preparation is key
Before you do anything, give your caravan a deep clean.
Note anything that needs replacing or sprucing up. This gives you an inkling of how much work needs to be done to get your caravan looking the way you want.
Allow your imagination to run wild; you don’t have to stick to traditional colour palettes and designs. This is your space, to transform it into somewhere that reflects your style and tastes.
Plus, all this prep gives you a better idea of how much it’ll set you back by.
Get rid of mould
Inspect your walls and see if there’s any evidence of mildew. If your caravan’s suffering, this needs tackling first.
The best thing to do is to get rid of it and give your walls a fresh lick of paint.
Top Tip: once you’ve finished painting, put your stamp on your pad by hanging paintings and photos. This works wonders for making the place look homelier.
Spruce up your cushions
You’d be astounded at the impact new cushions make. If you’re on a budget, visit one of the cheap DIY stores for cheap cushions. If you are handy with a sewing machine, then make some!
Replace your interiors
You’ll probably be surprised to hear that replacing both your kitchen and bathroom can be relatively inexpensive.
You can source kitchen units and worktops from most local DIY stores for next to nothing.
To replace your shower, head online and scour the internet for all the best offers. Be sure to get the right size for your static home.
Don’t forget your windows and doors.
Chances are, if you need to replace your windows and doors, you’ll probably need to hire professional help.
New windows are essential if they’re:
- Noticeably damaged
- Showing condensation
If this describes the state of your windows and doors, use this as an opportunity to upgrade to double glazing.
Typically, this helps to ensure they last longer and goes a long way in keeping your caravan warm during the chilly winter months.
Freshen your floors
Caravan floors start to look worn very quickly.
If you want to inject life into dull looking carpets, source second-hand tiles and lay them down. This often does the trick!
Alternatively, you could opt for something like lino. It’s waterproof which makes it pretty low maintenance in comparison to a carpet.
Top Tip: If you enjoy the warmth of the carpet, you could grab a couple of cosy rugs to lay on the lino.
These instantly add a splash of colour to your static home, provide a bit of privacy, and help keep the heat inside; what could be better?
They’re the perfect addition to any caravan.
Upgrade your exteriors
Have you considered switching to vinyl cladding? It’s relatively easy to install and transforms the aesthetics of your caravan. Plus, it does a fantastic job of insulating the interiors; win-win!
Finally, if you have made major improvements to your static home that increases its value – such as adding a brand new kitchen – let your static caravan insurance provider know, as you may need to change the sums insured on your policy.