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about this RV renovation
Type of RV: 2016 Forest River Sierra Fifth Wheel
Renovated by: @crystalkondor / Timeline: 3 Months
Have you been thinking about buying a fifth wheel? If so, this renovated Forest River Sierra may be just what you’re looking for. It was renovated by Crystal Kondor, who has a special talent for transforming dated trailers into the most stylish and serene spaces. She started renovating RVs back in 2020, and this one is currently listed for sale.
The interior has a bright and airy color palette and spacious layout. The wood beams, quartz countertops, and sage green paint sprinkled throughout make it feel like home. If you’re interested in making this your home on wheels, be sure to check out the listing at the bottom of this post.
What inspired you to renovate RV’s?
I have always loved decorating. I have always dreamed of remodeling homes, but it was very hard during the time of 2020. The market went up, so we tried it on RVs and 5th wheels. Our 1st was a 1999 Winnebago RV. It turned out so good that we kept on going. My home inspires the way I design the colors. I kinda keep with that in all of our 5th wheels.
What made you choose this specific RV to renovate?
My sister-in-law. This one was her favorite floor plan, and she loved it for home-schooling her four kids and for home life.
Was this renovation inspired by anything or anyone specific?
I had a friend named Sage (that is why I chose the green) who was dying from stage 4 lung cancer, and she needed a home to live in. Unfortunately, she got too ill to be able to purchase it, but she was my inspiration.
How would you describe your style?
Oh boy, that’s kinda all over the place. I love to make things feel like home, so a little touch of old and new is what I go for. I also love greenery and plants. It kind of makes everything just come alive. I like neutral colors, and I also like bold colors. If there’s one thing missing, I will add a plant.
What’s your favorite aspect of interior design?
To make it feel comfortable and like home, at the same time clean and organized.
What are your favorite places to source products and decor?
I love thrift shopping. For brand new items I would say Home Goods.
What’s the most meaningful or splurge-worthy item you incorporated into this RV interior?
PAINT! It takes the most time and costs the most. I know it sounds funny, but that is what it is. I really don’t spend as much as I spend on paint.
What was most challenging about this fifth wheel renovation?
Honestly, this one was so much easier than the others we’ve done. I guess the more you do, the more familiar you become and the easier it is. Everything about doing these renovations is challenging, but I would say the beams and making sure everything is right.
What project made the most difference?
Well, that also is hard because I so much love the oven hood and the extra counter space we added with the Quartz countertops, and I also love the shelf we made with an arch.
“This sweet little home on wheels was such an unexpected renovation. It was so fun to design.I had a whole different design style in mind for this one but at the last moment had to change the style. I have to admit I was a little worried about how it would turn out but couldn’t be more happy with it. Can’t wait to see who’s home this will be.”
What piece of advice would you give someone about to begin an RV renovation?
Plan it out, take breaks and have lots of patience.
This is definitely not as easy as it seems, but if you have the patience, creativity, and love to decorate or design, start with RVs.
Do you take on custom renovation projects or offer design consulting?
Yes, it just really depends on their budget, time, and what exactly they want. Right now, we are pretty busy.
Most asked about product sources:
I would say the most asked is the paint color. The green that we used is Sherwin Williams EverGreen Fog.