Flooring - Measure Twice, Cut Once.

By My Calculations...

We're close to the beginning stages of interior design - wahoooo! I can't wait! In anticipation, I've begun to sort out the material needs and costs for the van. From my measurements, here is a draft of a standard vanagon's floor dimensions. 

For the wood flooring, we're only going to be covering the main cabin and between the seats, roughly 29 square feet. If you plan to cover the engine bay too, you would need roughly 40 square feet.

Flooring Costs for 29 Sq. Ft.:

Hardwood: $150 - $200
Interlocking Wood Vinyl: $50 - $100
Bamboo: $50 - $100
Vinyl Tile: $50 - $100

We've heard that vinyl wears through quickly because you end up using the same small area of floor frequently. So we're leaning towards Hardwood or Bamboo. You'll see the final choice in the next few weeks!

Vanagon Interior Concepts

I always like to start with a mood board and some some inspiration before I deep-dive into a large design project. Because I am not that experienced (or that gifted) of an interior designer - I think it's best to try to lay things out in advance. Here's my mood board and inspiration for Burt:

Mood Board

1. Vintage Camping Mugs (can be purchased here)
2. Blue Quilt Pattern
3. Good Housekeeping's featured A Bright, Airy (and Blue!) California Home
4. Gorgeous Tabarka Studio Tiles 
5. Classic, Tipi-inspired Tribal Prints
6. The Rustic use of wood and light blue in Steven Gambrel's Sag Harbor Project

Camper Interiors That Inspire Me

1. Marco Khalil and Caroline West's School Bus
2. Hello Bluebird's Bus Reno
3. Beautiful, Minimalist Trailer, built by Caravanolic and decorated by Vice versa  
4. Navigation Trust's 1971 Kombi
5. The super adorable "Nugget" by Vintage Revivals
6. A very French, Rustic Camper Makeover (I wish I could read it!)