7 Space-Saving RV Dining Booth Mods
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Ashley Mann spent three years living full time in a 38-foot, 5th-wheel RV with her husband Josiah and their cat, Kitty. Her favorite thing about RV life is the challenge of finding the perfect way to organize a space, and she loves seeing all the creative and clever ways people come up with to customize their RVs.
Every inch of storage space counts in an RV. Here are some ways to maximize the use of your dining booth.
1. Dining Booth Converted to Office Work Space
By removing the table and cushions and adding a desk, RVer Brian Gore created a workstation. Read about how he did it on his blog.
2. Side Access Doors Added to Dinette Bench
The storage area under the bench can be accessed even while someone is sitting on it with this RVer's modification.
Another RVer who added a hinge to his dining booth bench found a laundry basket that perfectly fits underneath.
3. Drawers Added to Dining Booth Benches
RVer Stacy had her husband add drawers to allow easy access to the space under their dinette benches.
Adding file folder rails makes a booth drawer the perfect place to store documents or homeschool supplies.
4. Cat Door Added for Litter Box Access
By cutting a hole and adding a curtain or cat door, a cat's litter box can be hidden inside. If you have access to the area underneath the bench from outside the RV, cleaning the box is even easier.
5. Dining Booth Converted to Pet Crates
This mod provides a safe place for pets to ride while this motorhome is in motion. While it isn't considered safe for pets to travel inside a towable RV, even in a trailer this mod would make a wonderful sleeping spot for kennel trained dogs. Read here about one RVer's experience implementing this idea.
6. Extra Drawer Space
Available at some Camping World locations or on Amazon, these drawers attach to the bottom of a dining booth table to make a convenient place for storing silverware or office supplies.
7. Bench Reconfiguration
The Pope Family saved space in their RV by removing their dinette table and moving the benches into an “L” shape. A small table (perhaps one that could be folded and hidden away when not in use) could make this arrangement still usable for eating.
Check out these other articles to read about more RV mods!
Converting a Corner Bunk to an Office
Turning a Toy Hauler Garage Into a Master Bedroom
Adding “Walls” to My RV Shower Shelves
Converting RV Bunks into a Closet
I love the idea of adding drawers to the side of the dinette! We live in our RV full time and I plan on doing this sometime to ours, since we use the dinette for storage but it’s a pain to access things using the bord under the cushion.
I’m looking forward to your emails. My biggest issue with RV’s is the “DINING BOOTHS”, I detest them! Any MOD’s regarding this subject would be greatly appreciated!! THANK YOU
Hi Kathy, have you seen my article about RV’s with dining booths removed? If not, you can check it out here!