RV bathrooms are usually known to be small and crowded, causing unnecessary struggles in your daily routine on the road. However, with the right styles, your RV bathroom can be both comfortable and functional while you are enjoying life on the road in your camper. If your current RV bathroom could use some upgrading, making some simple cosmetic updates is a great way to increase functionality, appearance, and overall use of your bathroom. Today we want to share our top tips for a successful RV bathroom update so that you can have a stylish, functional bathroom – even in your camper!

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Top 3 Tips For A Succesful RV Bathroom Update

1. A Fresh Coat of Paint Goes a Long Way

Our first tip is as simple and as cost-effective as it gets – paint. Most people forget that something as simple as paint can make a substantial difference when it comes to the overall look of a room. The easiest step to remodeling your RV bathroom is fresh color and coat of paint.

Some of the top colors we recommend painting your bathroom for a neutral, nature-like feel include:

These colors are all found within nature and will create a serene atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy. Additionally, lighter colors help make a space look larger than it actually is.

2. Update Your Backsplash

Backsplash can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your bathroom's overall aesthetic.

Peel-and-stick tiles are a great choice for an RV. Not only are they simple and mess-free to install, but they’re extremely lightweight. From a distance they are reminiscent of glass tiles, only they require no mortar and no grout. They only add a little extra weight, and there’s no need to worry about breakage as the RV shifts while driving down the road.

3. Organization Is Essential

No matter what "theme" or color scheme you choose to design your bathroom in, organization and small touches are what truly tie in all of the pieces to complete an RV bathroom renovation. As we mentioned earlier, muted, subtle colors are our personal favorites when it comes to wall color. However, when it comes to your bathroom's accessories, this is where you can have some fun and play with bolder colors or prints.

To complete your bathroom's new look, you will want to add in items such as plush towels, a soap holder, toothbrush holder, shelves/containers for common hygiene products such as cotton pads, q-tips, and bath products. Storage bins can be great ways to organize even in a small space but provide key organization that is needed while you are on the road in your camper.

When combined, all of these small but efficient steps create a brand new bathroom space that will not only meet your daily needs but feel like a luxury home bathroom rather than an RV one. Luckily, MWSS has lots of RV appliancesaccessories, and electronics available to you that can complement and complete any RV updates you choose to take on this season!

If you're tackling an RV project this spring, read some of our tips on RV renovation in this recent blog. You can shop our online store here or contact our team for specific questions about your RV today. We would love to help you with your next remodeling endeavor!

Spring is right around the corner, and if you are planning to renovate your first RV for this upcoming camping season, we are eager to help. When it comes to RV renovation, the process can be overwhelming, especially if you have no prior experience or knowledge. But equipped with these 6 RV renovation tips for beginners, we believe you can do it!

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Our Top 6 RV Renovation Tips

1. Get and Stay Organized

To begin your ultimate RV transformation, you need to declutter your space and sort through your belongings. To kick-start the renovation process, it is imperative to start with only the essentials that you know you, your family, and your guests will be using regularly. There are many different ways to get and stay organized while on-the-road, but here are a few of our top organization tips:

One of our favorite organizational products we carry is SkyTracks storage bags. They are easy-to-install and add extra storage space in your camper without taking up any floor space. We dedicated an entire blog to RV organization that you can check out here for more tips.

2. Change Your Perspective

The whole point of RVing is to change your normal, everyday scenery and expand your horizons. This means it’s time to pay some attention to where you will be spending the majority of your time while you're traveling. If the environment that you surround yourself in every day is stale, boring, and outdated – your mindset and attitude will match. Some ways to adjust your perspective in this tiny atmosphere are renovating the main features of your space.

Flooring is one of the main ways to do this. The floor of your RV is an important, albeit often underrecognized, part of your camper and is an element that you can't overlook when it comes to renovation. If you've had the same carpeting since the ‘90s, its probably time to upgrade to wood floors, linoleum, or nicer carpet – depending on your preference.

Another element that plays a huge role in defining your RV is windows. Your RV windows are important to safety, aesthetics, and efficiency. The larger windows, the better! And if you have plastic windows, the best thing you can do for them during the renovation process is cleaning them up, but if you're replacing them, we recommend going the glass route. Overall, they will be more durable and long-lasting.

3. The 3 R's – Reduce, Reuse, and Repurpose

While many RV owners associate renovation with all brand-new items, this doesn't have to be the case. You can completely renovate your RV while keeping most of the furniture, decor, and furnishings of your old camper.

Like we mentioned earlier, purging unnecessary items is a great way to reduce space-wasters in your RV and give it the open, airy feeling you've been aiming for. Reused items such as an older couch can become "brand-new" with something as simple as a slipcover, giving it a fresh look and feel! There are tons of ways to reuse existing pieces of your camper and save money along the way.

Repurposing is your best friend when it comes to renovation. For example, you can take a jar that your grape jelly came in, and paint it to use it as a pencil/pen holder on your desk or even to hold your q-tips in the bathroom. If you think outside of the box you can come up with hundreds of practical uses for common items around your RV.

4. Update Your Outdated Kitchen Space

The kitchen is the most commonly used space where meals, conversation, and memories are made in your RV. Whether you're spending time with family, friends, or just yourself making meals in your kitchen, having a space with updated appliances, wall decor, and an open concept will make it a more enjoyable experience.

One of the best ways to make your kitchen modern and full-functioning while you're on the road is by updating your appliances. Through our partnership with GE Appliances, we are able to provide our customers with state-of-the-art appliances at great prices. From the 12V DC refrigerator to the GE Profile Series OTR microwaves/ovens, we have options in all makes and colors for each of our customer's specific kitchen needs.

5. Create Dual-Purpose Spots

Being on the road in your RV can create a set of challenges that every RVer needs to know how to tackle. Whether it's finding a place to prep your meals or making a make-shift workstation, many spots around your camper can and should be used for multiple purposes. Not only does this save you time and resources, but it makes your life easier knowing you can utilize this one spot you have designed for a multitude of things while you're traveling.

In addition, create spots around your RV that you know you will actually use, after all, you're in charge of this renovation! If you don't see yourself cooking inside much because you are more likely to cook at your campsite or eat out at local restaurants, then skip including a dinette and opt for a comfy couch in front of a TV to meet your entertainment needs!

A great addition to your camper, inside and out, is a multi-purpose table like this one from Lifestyletables. This table can be used for anything from playing cards and board games to prepping a meal. Read more about all of the creative ways you can use your Lifestyletable in this blog.

6. Don't Forget to Add Elements to Make it Feel Like A Home

Greenery, textures, and color are all elements that will add life to your RV and make it truly feel like home! When you are designing or making improvements to your new or existing camper, don't neglect the features of your home that you know and love, because these can just as easily be added to your RV.

We recommend adding different types of textures to your space to give it depth and style. Some of the most common ways to incorporate texture is using steel/metal appliances and fixtures, wood (shiplap is a favorite), and plush rugs or furniture.

Along with texture comes color. Color is an easy way to add vibrancy to your RV. When designing your RV, the thought of using a bright color on your walls may intimidate you, instead, try using pops of bold hues and patterns for smaller things such as decorative pillows and wall art and use plants to add in natural tones.

Greenery is another key to giving your camper an energetic feel and bringing life into your on-the-road home.

Another must when it comes to traveling is to feel comfortable, which includes having air conditioning. Summer weather can get hot and sticky, and having a good A/C unit such as the GE Rooftop A/C unit, will keep you cool and composed all year long.

Our team at MWSS wants to ease your next RV renovation process, and we hope this blog has given you ideas you can use now or in the future! We would love to assist you by providing the latest in RV applianceselectronics, and accessories to complete your next project. If you're currently undergoing an RV renovation, you can shop our online store here or contact us when you're ready to take the next step in renovating your camper!

Whether you are designing your RV from scratch or simply remodeling your camper, today we want to share some of the top RV designs that are sure to inspire and delight your guests. After decades of wear, your RV design and decor becomes outdated and in need of refreshing. Many trends in home design change with the seasons and can go out of style as quickly as you incorporate them into your decor. Our goal for all of our customers is that you will choose designs that are timeless and will stay in style for many seasons to come.

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1. Farmhouse Style and Aesthetic

The farmhouse trend is a popular home design style that has been around for decades in true farmhouses in the country but has quickly become one of the most popular home design trends of the 21st century. The farmhouse aesthetic is meant to capture the true essence of a country farmhouse- minus the chickens and cows, but to each their own.

Some of the major components of the modern farmhouse style include:

2. Bold Patterns

If the farmhouse feel isn't your cup of tea, there's another style that is popular among RV designs to make your small space come to life. A common trend we have seen in the last year or two is the use of bold, geometric patterns in spaces around the RV. This provides a fun, modern feel to campers that can feel outdated without the addition of any contemporary decor or pieces.

3. Open Concept/Floor Plans

This is one of the biggest changes we have noticed in RVs in recent years among recently designed or remodeled campers. Many of the newer RV models are featuring larger, more spacious kitchens. Similar to houses, design trends have lended to adding more kitchen and counter space- as the kitchen oftens acts as a common space that families and friends gather to eat, talk, and celebrate together.

4. Large and Extra Windows

Lastly, a recent pattern we have noticed in newer RV models is large windows covering more surface area. Manufacturers are coming up with new and more creative places to add in windows to RV floor plans. The whole idea behind more windows is to bring in more natural light and make the campers feel more spacious/bigger.

5. Modern Appliances

One aspect that makes up any great design- home or RV- is a great kitchen full of new, top-of-the-line appliances. We carry state-of-the-art RV appliances ranging from refrigerators, microwaves, ovens/stovetops, and more! Outdated appliances can leave your RV looking stuck in the past and dull to your guests. Updating your applainces when they need to be replaced is a great way to keep a modern look and feel to your camper, no matter the year, make, or model.

We hope that these design elements inspire you to renovate or update your RV, or give you ideas to use when you are designing your camper. Our team at MWSS is always happy to help supply your camper with the accessories, electronics, and appliances to make your RV design dreams come to life. Shop our online store or contact us today with any questions you may have.

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