Class B renovations don’t seem to be as common as the projects on their larger counterparts. So, when we run across a Class B remodel project we always like to share it as we know there are many of you out there cruising around in your fuel efficient motorhomes wondering when you can see a remodel that applies to you. Lucky for all of us, Mike and Lisa from Mike and Lisa’s World Blog recently cataloged their Class B motorhome remodel. Like many RV owners, they had aspirations of renovating the kitchen and other parts of the interior in their 2009 Winnebago ERA Class B motorhome.
Mike and Lisa made the decision to:
- Tear out the kitchen to make it more functional and to fix maintenance issues. Replace the cabinets, countertop, and fixtures.
- Replace the low quality RV flooring
- Remove unused the passenger seats
- Add a screen door for side entrance
Though this may seem straight forward enough, Winnebago jams a lot of equipment in the cabinets, flooring, and door areas. Mike and Lisa were forced to work around the water heaters, wiring, plumbing, appliances, and other miscellaneous annoyances.
Class B Remodel: Kitchen
Aside from the obvious removal of the kitchen elements, Mike and Lisa replaced the entire kitchen for the most part. They installed new cabinets, new countertop, and a new sink. They extended the countertop significantly as a result of the space that was free after the passenger seat was removed.
Mike and Lisa had to tear out the existing floor. Then had to patch several problem areas that reared their ugly heads. Once that was done they added back some vinyl strips that look a lot like genuine wood flooring. It gives the interior a breathe of fresh air and makes it seem years newer than it actually is. If you look closely in the photo you can see that the “before” picture reveals there were not real bottom cabinets.
Removed Passenger Seats
The passenger seats were rarely used and were ultimately removed to make way for the larger kitchen and screen door. Luckily they travel light and dont need the extra seating. If they have anyone else ride with them then they will just strap them down like cargo!
A Screen Door for the Class B
We have just shown you a few of the highlights of this Class B remodel. There are literally dozens of other modifications and upgrades that Mike and Lisa completed. We encourage you to head over to Mike and Lisa’s World to see dozens of photos and a full walkthrough of this Class B remodel. As a bonus you can see the shed they built from a shipping container if you are interested. Incredible!