Plan An Authentic Airstream Renovation

Construction & Contractors Blog

If your perception of spending time in a refurbished Airstream involves being presented with a setting that is similar to what was presented when an Airstream was brand new several decades ago, you will need to focus on the authenticity of the travel trailer design. Your construction team leader or contractor can help you visualize the renovation steps and acquire retro and modern materials that will be suitable for the transformation. 

The Shell And The Original Layout

An Airstream renovation specialist will aid with inspecting, disassembling, and restoring an Airstream's outer shell and interior components. Upon assessing the travel trailer, the project manager will identify salvageable and unsalvageable materials. Although your main objective may be to transform your trailer back to its former glory, there may be a need to use some alternate materials that aren't sold through an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

In spite of this, a construction worker or contractor may possess the skills necessary to locate and install alternate materials that have an authentic appearance. Distressing cabinetry or using basic design elements that were featured in an older trailer can provide an Airstream with a vintage look. The shell and the original layout of an Airstream will be addressed during the official stages of a renovation project.

A project manager may oversee the removal of interior components. This will allow access to the framework, which comprises both the interior and exterior of a trailer. Electrical upgrades, insulation, and bodywork may be conducted, once the interior components of a trailer have been removed.

Material Acquisition And Cost Comparisons

Paint, flooring, lighting, furnishings, and appliances may need to be added to your trailer. Your project manager can aid with color matching materials and selecting textiles and other materials that will provide your trailer with an authentic vibe. Antique dealers or secondhand shops may feature some of the furnishings, appliances, and decor styles that you would like to add to your Airstream.

If you would like to go with a retro theme but aren't overly concerned about the authenticity of the items that will go inside of your trailer, you have the option of purchasing new items that are designed with a classic style in mind. Use price comparisons for preowned and new materials, furniture, and appliances. Consult with your project manager about your proposed budget and verbalize any specifications or concerns that you have about the items that will be used to upgrade your Airstream.

For more information, contact an Airstream renovation company


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