Remodeling an RV bathroom is no small task even when the spaces are (most of the time) very small. So today I want to cover some information and inspiration to help you with your remodel.
Today we will cover
- RV Bathroom Remodel Basics
- RV Bathroom Sinks
- RV Bathroom Faucet
- RV Bathroom Toilets
- RV Bathroom Inspiration
RV Bathroom Remodel Basics
When remodeling a bathroom, the size of the bathroom and area you have to work with on the counter will make a huge difference when selecting alternatives for the accessories.
In our case, I really wanted to go with a faucet that didn’t look like an RV faucet and a countertop sink, but because of the size of the counter, I was limited to sticking with an RV bathroom sink.
And since I was already going with an RV sink, I just decided to find a cool finishing (bronze rubbed oil) in an RV bathroom faucet.
Why am I sharing this? Because our camper is pretty small BUT if you have a 5th wheel or toy hauler, you might be able to use regular house sinks, faucets, and other bathroom accessories.
Pretty cool huh?
So I wanted to share some alternatives in both cases.
If you are planning on using a regular house sink or faucet, just make sure that you keep track of the weight, since sometimes some sinks can get pretty heavy.
My plan was to remove the cabinet on the top of our bathroom if I could get the sink I wanted, in order to make up for the weight but since I stuck with light RV accessories, I kept the medicine cabinet and only painted it.
RV Bathroom Sinks
As I mentioned, I wanted to provide two sets of options, the first one, in case you want to stick to RV sinks.
In our case, the sink and faucet had to go because they were not just yellow and gross but they were also a very cheap upgrade. For about $45 we were able to replace both, so if you want to splurge with the kitchen faucet and sink, adding an RV bathroom sink might be the best option for you too.
But of course, if you have space, being able to install a regular sink can be so impactful in your overall RV bathroom remodel.
No matter the option you select, one thing that you need to check is the connections, my husband had to make multiple trips to the hardware store just because the fittings in our RV were a little funky, but thankfully we were able to get all the parts we needed without having to find an RV parts place.
RV Bathroom Faucet
I am sharing the exact same faucet we ended up going below, but also some affordable and super cute alternatives that are RV specific.
But of course, I also had to share some super cool “regular” options that are not too heavy and that will bring your remodel to a whole new level.
RV Bathroom Toilets
I know that the toilets are the less “cute” thing to worry when it comes to an RV bathroom renovation, but it’s definitely something you want to consider switching no matter the state of your RV (if you are remodeling pre-own RV)
Of course, if it’s not bad looking, you can always get away with a VERY deep cleaning and sanitizing of the toilet. But for the price that most toilets run, I think it’s a great idea to update it when possible.
If you have a bigger camper, 5th wheel or toy hauler, you might be able to get away with having a porcelain toilet, we have a couple of friends that decided to splurge on price and weight there.
Also, if you are on the otehr end, and you have a small camper, like a teardrop camper, a pop-up camper, or a van, you might need something smaller, so I still wanted to include some great options for portable toilets.
No matter the route you go with your toilet, we need to talk about the elephant in the room, the very smelly elephant!
The very first time we took our RV out of our regular spot at my husband’s family ranch, we went to the dessert, 108 degrees for a week straight. OH MY! the smells! and with 3 boys flushing the toilet multiple times an hour (it might have been less, but that’s what it felt like!
I was quickly forced to do my research and find something that could tame that elephant.
that’s when I discovered Happy Camper! It seemed like a magic wand that we were able to use to get rid of the smells that poped every time we flushed.
No more smells
RV Bathroom Inspiration
Inspiration is not only the first step in my process when I face a remodel project, whether that is an RV of a home.
So I wanted to share some of the best RV bathrooms remodels to get your ideas flowing and inspiration going, I am highlighting 21 accounts of people that created amazing bathrooms, so check those out and also check their account to see more pictures of their remodels.
I am such a big fan of clack and white (as you can guess from our own camper remodel) I love the contrast on this space!My favorite is the black countertop.
If you want to see more inspiration from their RV remodel, check them out on Instagram!
Jacqueline’s style is so lovely! I 100% recommend you to check her feed for more inspiration, she is currently re-remodeling her RV, so you get to see how lovely her remodel was and also the current changes she is making =]
This bathroom remodel from Lee and Candance Rutter is a great example of how impactful a small change can be, they left the sink and updated the top of their bathroom by taking the cabinet away and adding a peel and stick backsplash, a gold oval mirror and new lights. The change is so wonderful.
I love the soft boho vibes of Jory’s RV renovation, if you like her bathroom, you should definitely check the rest of the RV, she will have it for rent in October 2020. she added lines on the walls with a sharpie to create a faux shiplap look. I am in love with the rattan mirror and the farmhouse touches in the decor, she shared that most of the things in the picture were from Hobby Lobby, but I found some similar items that I am listing below in case you are as in love as I am.
I think Bethany’s RV remodel was one of the first ones I ran into when I was looking for information and inspiration for our remodel. I love her style and all the lovely details she has added to her Rv.
Bethany is a full-time RVer, and shares so much of her remodel and life on her Instagram. Check her account here and give her a follow.
If you like modern design, you are going to love the remodel by Kelsey. She is planning on renting her RV after she is done. She is doing such an amazing job with her remodel. I was excited to see that she selected the exact same shower curtain as we did for our bathroom.
I am a huge fan of what Leah and Brennan are doing with their Rvs, they have a motorhome, a small teardrop camper and are now remodeling a new RV, if you wan to see a tour of their 1.0 ramblr remodel, check out this post with their RV remodel and I was able to interview them as well!
I hope this post can help you ignite the inspiration for your remodel, I am excited to share with you the reveal of our bathroom very soon!
And if there’s anything that you wish I cover, just message me or send us a message on Instagram!