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Old 09-04-2016, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default RV interiors - may not interest the men

One thing that we really like about our little RV is the bright white cabinets. They make the small space seem larger and don't try to imitate real wood. Design trends have shifted to lighter interiors (think white kitchens), but the RV industry still seems stuck in the brown interior groove for the most part. Only some of the higher end products are changing it seems. I wonder why this is? Many people end up painting over their brown walls with good results.
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I know everyone has their preferences but IMO, painted wood is horrible.

I totally despise painted wood in house/camper cabinets, trim, etc. To me, it just looks phony and cheap.

Again, just my opinion, however, if you like it, that is OK with me.
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But much of the "wood" in RVs is rarely real wood. It is photographed wood look. Maybe most people don't notice. And even medium colored "wood" darkens the interior and makes it look dated and small. Just my opinion. We live in norther Michigan where so many people have used wood paneling in their homes. Unless it is real knotty pine it looks awful and turns many people off, especially younger people. Different strokes for different folks as they used to say.
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My two favorite woods are oak and cherry....with the least favorite being knotty pine. Never been a fan of wood paneling.

It's wonderful we all have different tastes and varying opinions or it would really be a dull and boring world ~ everyone would only want one size/type of spouse, one brand for a vehicle and we'ed all have an identical camper.
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I like birch and maple. We have red oak floors in our home and refinished them with Bona natural -light. But you would hate our kitchen cabinets. They are real wood painted black at the factory. But birch butcher lock counters. Lol!


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yes, I would not like your cabinets. Nothing is more beautiful that the warmth and beauty of natural wood with the intricate grain giving character.
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Just so you don't think you are alone in your preferences ;O) … I LOVE the white cabinetry in our trailer !! As soon as I stepped into it 5 years ago I knew it was the one :O).
Maybe it's because I'm a Florida/California girl and I like my house and trailer bright and as open to the outdoors as possible with an open floor plan .
It makes our tiny trailer look twice as big inside .
We added some additional cabinet doors on some of the blind corners that were hard to get to and it was easy to match the color paint and find similar hardware .
I've met some other folks in campgrounds with the white interior , so we are not alone ;O) .
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Thank you Nora! I'm glad we agree on why we love our trailer interiors. I just don't understand why many of the newer trailers have not followed this very popular design trend. You do see more of it in high end trailers. Women love white kitchens. But the up-north home we bought a few years ago has natural pine trim throughout. We never considered painting it white. It goes with the location of the house perfectly. But we are thankful no one put paneling on any of the walls.They are drywall with a skim coat of plaster over them...really smooth.
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I love the white and when I bought my camper that was what I was looking for
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Is too! Which model and year do you have?
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