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10 caravan renovations

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Possibilities are endless when renovating a caravan. You can transform an old van to a modern portable home, add more storage, or even refurbish it for a backyard home office.


As our creative Bunnings Workshop community members often illustrate, there is a lot you can do to make your caravan more functional and stylish without spending huge amounts of money.


Check out these inspiring caravan renovations shared on Workshop and let us know if we can help with your project.

1. 1978 Millard caravan renovation by @FloTheCaravan 

Transforming an empty shell to a fully furnished caravan that sleeps four, creative Workshop member Karen added elements like a full sized single bed with storage. 

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2. Viscount caravan converted into mobile office by @Peggers 


A business on wheels. Experienced Bunnings Workshop member Rob refitted this Viscount caravan as a mobile office. It includes a customised kitchen, new lights and blinds, dark wood and wallpaper features.


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3. 1970s Millard caravan renovation by @Peggers 

Inspired by the beat generation classic On the Road by Jack Kerouac, Rob cleverly renovated this 1970s Millard caravan from scratch with a distinctive Penguin Classics book theme.


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4. 1986 Jayco caravan renovation by @applesauce 

Featuring a gas lift bed for storage, a laptop power station and air conditioning, this caravan renovation matches class with functionality.


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5. Viscount caravan renovation by @Peggers 


A window box and a bright, beautiful paint job were highlights of this Viscount caravan renovation.


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6. 1972 York caravan renovation by @twocutekelpies 

While restoring her rusty 1972 York caravan into a beautiful mobile home, Shelley rebuilt the chassis, installed new flooring and added a hinged slat double bed. Each cupboard also features a different theme from 1972 newspapers.


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7. Franklin caravan renovation by @Peggers 

In another makeover popular with the Bunnings Workshop community, Rob installed new floors and blinds, replacement kitchen and fold-out distressed timber table. 


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8. 1971 Millard caravan renovation by @Peggers 


Rob breathed new life into "Minty" over three months. Renovation work on the classic 1971 Millard caravan included a new kitchen, flooring, tiling, blinds and painting inside and out.


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9. 1973 Millard caravan renovation by @Peggers 

In another popular retro caravan project, Rob laid a new floor and installed a new kitchen, which included an oven, a hot plate and sink splashback. "Milly's" interior was also completely redecorated using timber and a white and gold colour scheme.


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10. The Boogie Wonder van by @Peggers 

Talk about a groovy ride. Rob gave this caravan a distinctly 70s retro feel, complete with matching accessories and a funky colour scheme.


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How to renovate a caravan


Experienced caravan renovator Rob shared comprehensive step-by-step guides to renovating your own caravan, including choosing the right van, repairing, painting and styling.





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