When it comes to the wonderful world of RVing and the rise in popularity of tiny homes, sticker shock can be a real thing. Purchasing a top end tiny home or RV can set you back considerably. One excellent alternative for crafty Do-it-Yourselfers or people willing to do some of the work on your own on a budget, is bus renovation.
Everything You Want For Less Cost
A bus can be found surprisingly cheap, if you are willing to put a little work into them. One of the biggest advantages of bus renovation is the freedom to create your own design or choose from a number of existing layouts. Everything from the inside to the outside of buses can be renovated to your tastes. The end results can be breathtaking living spaces that are both unique and affordable.
There are a few decisions to make after you have torn out the seats and given yourself plenty of room to work with. One of your major choices will be to choose to keep the windows or panel them in. This is an important decision as it will have an great impact on the interior layout of your renovation. Leaving the windows open has the advantage of flooding your bus with natural lighting. Paneling over some of all of your bus windows provides you with better insulation and potential storage space.
No matter the type of bus that you decide to renovate you will have to decide how much alteration you wish to do to the outside. The sky’s the limit in this area as you can choose to leave the bus as is or personalize your house on wheels to your heart’s content. If you choose to give your bus more than a sparse paint job, it is highly recommended that you take your bus to a professional service for paint. Painting a bus is not cheap, but it is beneficial for more reasons than looking sharp. A fresh coat of paint will help defend your renovated bus against surface rust, prolonging the integrity of the body of your bus for many years to come.
The Driver’s Area
One major renovation that is often overlooked is the driver’s area. The driver’s seat itself is likely something that you are going to wish to replace. If you are going to be driving for hours on end, you want a seat that is comfortable as well as serviceable. Updating of fans and dashcams are also a good afterthought as well.
The best part of renovating a bus is that, when the project is finished, it is a reflection of yourself. Starting from scratch can be a long process, and along the way you may have doubts, but the end reward is something you can be very proud of.