Stunning motorhome makeovers: before and after

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The perfect way to experience life on the open road without sacrificing creature comforts, motorhomes are the modern nomad’s best friend – but these stylish RVs didn’t start out that way. From transforming dingy trailers and rundown former delivery vans into luxurious homes on wheels, these ambitious people had their work cut out for them. Click or scroll to see the before and after photos of eight unbelievable RV renovations…




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When Ashley and Dino set out to build the home of their dreams, they decided to temporarily move their entire family, including three young children, into a 2003 Cougar Keystone RV. However, inside, the motorhome was a little worse for wear.




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The couple purchased the dilapidated RV for $8,000 and spent just $3,000 completely overhauling the interior. They began by gutting the dated mobile home; ripping up the carpet and removing a lot of the old furniture and fixtures.




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Now complete, the inside of the tiny home is clad with light wood panels and kitted out with tinted windows that let in light but maintain privacy. A compact kitchen runs along one side of the van, with a built-in bench for eating and relaxing lining the opposite wall. A passenger seat reclaimed from another Sprinter van swivels around to provide additional seating when the vehicle is stationary.




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The back of the van has a small double bed with overhead cupboards fitted long one side of the wall, plus an additional storage cubby. The elevated mattress allows Betsy and Justin to store all sorts of things below the bed frame, including two bikes and even a kayak! Patterned cushions in earthy hues and a string of fairy lights add to the cozy ambiance in this modern and practical motorhome.




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After living in a multitude of different apartments, houses and lofts, Kate and Quincy decided to up sticks once again and majorly downsize. Their new home? A 300-square-foot Bighorn camper crying out for a little TLC. With an open-plan layout and plenty of light, the Fifth Wheel was brimming with design potential.




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The couple began with a little light demolition: ripping out all the dated furnishings to start over with a blank canvas. With the help of several willing family members, Kate removed the lackluster beige carpet and tile-print linoleum and replaced it with wood-effect vinyl planks — a lightweight and durable alternative to hardwood flooring. She then repainted all the walls in neutral hues that helped lend the RV a bright and airy feel.




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In the living areas, faux shiplap paneling lends the trailer a rustic feel without contributing unnecessary weight, while minimalist décor creates a clean finish. The hand-sewn sheer curtains add privacy but still ensure the RV is flooded with light in the daytime.




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Despite all the work required, the pair have now managed to clock up an impressive 70,000 miles in their new home on wheels, visiting 28 countries along the way. From the outside, the most obvious change is the van’s sky blue facelift. Having removed all of the rust with an angle grinder, they got to work painting this beautiful two-tone façade before perfecting the interior.




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DIY aficionado Maggie Lott spent months scouring camper listings before she came across the perfect RV for family getaways. The 2002 Dutchmen Classic had plenty of space to accommodate her four boys and Husky puppy, however, the interior was in dire need of a facelift.




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The result is an effortlessly stylish RV that’s almost unrecognizable. A lick of rich green paint has breathed new life into the kitchen cabinetry, while a new faucet, hardware, microwave and stove backplate updated the amenities for modern living. White walls and warming wood floors frame the new dining spot and sofa, which pulls out into a queen-sized memory foam bed, ideal for hosting guests.




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Intent on seeing the world, ambitious duo George and TJ snapped up a Ram ProMaster cargo van and set about transforming the empty shell into the perfect tiny home on wheels for themselves and their dog, Winnie. Purchased in March 2020, the conversion project took around four months to complete and the final result is pretty impressive…




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With the conversion complete, the end result is nothing short of spectacular. The split-level living space features airy white shiplap across the walls and ceiling, plus a vibrant blue kitchen complete with quartz countertops and homemade leather drawer pulls. Patterned tiling from the kitchen backsplash has been used across the stair risers for a beautiful, cohesive look.




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The snug lounge, which also doubles up as the bedroom, feels bright and spacious thanks to the extra windows and skylight the pair added in – there’s even a handy retractable table for mealtimes. With the rear doors opened up, it’s the perfect spot to kick back and soak up the breathtaking views during their travels across Canada.




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The vehicle was originally used as a plumbing van and required a deep clean before it could be converted. Nate and Steph began by installing soundproofing and insulation before moving onto the walls. Sustainable click-and-lock bamboo panels were used for the floor, whilst the cedar ceiling planks were reclaimed from Nate’s mum’s yard.




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Now complete, the van’s exterior is transformed thanks to a sage green paint job, plus they added some energy-efficient extras to keep their home powered up when they’re adventuring. With 825 watts of solar power and a 600-amp lithium battery, the couple have no need to worry about running out of juice.




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