The pandemic changed the way we do a lot of things. It changed the way we think about illness, the things we prioritize, and the way that we achieve work-life balance.
For thousands of Americans, pandemic conditions led to a serious change: they decided to give van life a shot.
If you’re thinking about converting your own van into a comfortable living space, you’re in the right place. We’ve got a few ideas and pointers that will help you get started.
Read on to learn more about completing a van makeover so that you can embrace van living.
Make Sure You Have the Best Van for Van Life
If you’re on the fence about transitioning to van life, you’re going to want to take a look at these reasons why van life can be adventurous, fulfilling, and worthwhile. Then, you’re going to want to take a good look at your van and decide if it’s the right choice.
Beginners are better off using a camper or RV that is already built for the job. If you have a van that would require major conversions, you’ll need to think about things like budget, mileage on the van, and whether or not it would be cheaper to convert the van you have or buy a new or used camper.
Embrace Multi-Use Furniture
As you’re making purchases for your van makeover, you’re going to have to be meticulous about measurements. There’s nothing worse than getting that breakfast nook or kitchen counter and realizing that it isn’t the right size for your van.
You should also look for furniture that can be used for multiple purposes. For example, if you’re going to be working on the road, you’ll want a dining setup that doubles easily as a workspace. You can also consider space-saving furniture like murphy beds.
Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, privacy is key. The first place you’ll want to start is your van’s windows. Fitting them with easy-to-use shades or curtains will allow you to open them up while driving and create privacy while sleeping.
If you are traveling in a group, you may also want to create privacy around each sleeping area. That way, you don’t feel like you’re staring at your friends or family members while trying to go to sleep. Canopy-style curtains are a great option that won’t take up too much extra space.
Are You Ready to Embrace Van Life?
Living in a van may not seem glamorous to everyone, but those who do it will tell you that it’s one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. If you’re ready for van life, get started with your van makeover keeping these three tips in mind.
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