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You know what they say. Life on the road is just more exciting. It’s no wonder that converting vans into full-fledged homes on wheels has become so popular. You can travel the country on your own terms, wake up to the ocean as your backyard, and see corners of the world that tourists wouldn’t even know existed. When you’re considering a van remodel, there are a few things you should take into consideration. Have a look at our top tips when turning your van into your home.

Storage is Your New BFF

A small space means you need a creative space. That’s when you have to start thinking outside of the box when it comes to storage solutions inside your four-wheeled home. Far Out Ride has some awesome ideas, from storage cubes and built-in mesh pouches to an under-the-bed closet and mountain bike slides.

Let’s Eat

You could live off power bars and dry cereal while on the road, but you should really consider adding in a small kitchen pod into your van conversion. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, or depending on your savviness level with tools, it totally can be. Do It Yourself RV gives some great suggestions for different kitchen set ups you can select from.

Get Some Fresh Air

If you’re choosing the van life, more than likely it’s because you love travel, adventure, and the great outdoors. So don’t neglect your outside setup once you’ve found a place to settle down and explore. Find a durable outdoor rug, some folding chairs, and a small barbecue to create a packable outdoor oasis. 

This is your adventure. Do it your way! With a little forethought and planning upfront, you’ll be ready to convert your van into the ultimate adventure-mobile. When you’re ready to come back to home base, Olympus Midtown always has your back with super-walkable luxury apartments near Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee.