Building static or removable camper furniture and indoor units is potentially (though not always) the cheapest option, but it's also the most challenging, time-consuming and risky. If you don't know how and don't have the experience to make your own camper furniture sets and functional units, you may find yourself wasting a lot of time and money only to end up with an interior that looks questionable and potentially dangerous.
However, there are still many bonuses to making your own campervan furniture, especially removable camper furniture. It's not recommended to tackle the complex elements of renovating a caravan without professional help unless you have significant plumbing and electrical expertise, but making things like removable caravan furniture or even boards and solid bases can be a lot of fun.
The basics are making sure you create a clear design keeping in mind space-saving techniques, double-check all your measurements, and invest in the appropriate materials. There is a balance to be found between purchasing materials such as caravan furniture boards that are both light to minimize fuel consumption and strong enough to support their load and of good quality. Of course, the better the material, the higher the price tag and you'll likely be building on a budget. But it's worth investing a little more when it comes to the basics of your mobile home.
It is possible to convert items from your own home into vans, things like lamps, chairs and mini fridges can be reused, but make sure everything is securely fastened or has a place to hide while driving. please seek professional advice regarding any electrical device.
There are some great YouTube videos and Pinterest boards that offer great design advice, as well as creating and budgeting tips. Take some time to design your dream van and let your creativity run wild.
Caravan Furniture Sets:
If you want that DIY feel but don't know where to start, you should check out some caravan furniture kits. You can buy flat pack kits that are basically IKEA for motorhomes and they allow you to get your do-it-yourself idea without the risk of ending up with uneven surfaces or collapsing shelves.
Alternatively, you can opt for a pre-built camper furniture set that takes the effort of putting the pieces together and leaves you with the simple task of putting the pieces in place.
Both flat packs and pre-built camper furniture sets are available to fit certain types and sizes of vans or buses. So you can buy a furniture set for almost any type of caravan conversion from Ford, VW, Renault and various van sizes. The kits also come in the form of removable camper furniture; Ideal if your wheelhouse doubles as a business van.
Along with the potentially higher price tag, the downside to caravan furniture kits is their overall nature. Although there are a variety of kits from different companies on offer, you won't be able to get that unique feel from your own ingenious design and you may find the kits somewhat limited in their creativity, especially when it comes to the use of space. However, they do serve as a great base and you can make it your own by going crazy with the final decorative touches and tools, or by changing the base kit yourself after some practice.
The last option when furnishing your van is to go for a bespoke camper refurbishment. Generally, this means finding a company that specializes in caravan converting, chatting with them about exactly what you want, and having them measure and create specific units and interior furniture. Depending on the deal, you can fit everything in the van yourself or leave it to the company.
This is undoubtedly the most expensive option, but it has its benefits. Working with a professional, you should get a caravan furnished with premium quality and reliable features. Depending on your arrangement, it has the potential to have a lot of impact on the design and result in a rather unique camper interior, and if you plan to reuse professional hardware - it is possible to purchase removable camper furniture.
Be careful how you are charged. Whether the cost of materials is included and whether you pay for hours worked or work completed can really affect how much it will cost you as well as the quality of the work. Be sure to use a reputable company, ideally a specialist in the type of vehicle (for example Ford transit camper conversions and interior furnishings) and check out the company's reviews.
But if you've decided to furnish your trailer, be sure to do your research beforehand. Create a budget and stick to it, you need your trailer on the way.
Before you hear it, take plenty of time for yourself and above all try to have fun with it.