Q&A with Karen

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much as pos­si­ble your­self. Do as

I’m ad­dicted to Home and Pin­ter­est, and be­cause we’re so at­tuned to ren­o­vat­ing, we’re al­ways on the look­out for new ideas.

What do you en­joy most about your com­pleted pro­ject?

I love that we can toss some clothes and food into the van and hit the road on the spur of the mo­ment!

We’re not plan­ning to buy an­other car­a­van any­time soon be­cause we are cur­rently set­ting up six self-cater­ing units in town. The new checker­board vinyl floor­ing (left) was the per­fect choice for the 1950/60s ‘diner’ aes­thetic the cou­ple were af­ter. To cre­ate a softer base for the vinyl floor­ing and to re­duce the road noise, Steph first cov­ered the en­tire floor sur­face with foam puz­zle pieces sim­i­lar to those that kids en­joy. Steph made the built-in bed and cre­ated stor­age space un­der­neath; the van is also fit­ted with a wardrobe.

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What is your top cost-cut­ting tip? Where did you get your ideas? What’s next?

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