Here you see the standard set up of a dinette table with bench seats and a couch jammed right up next to it. This is pretty standard in the RV world and it was fine...for a while.
|ignore the distortion from the photo - our RV doesn't actually curve like that|
My neck gets kinked up watching TV from the couch and I've been wanting a recliner for a long time. George is almost a lap cat now, I've been working with him for months towards this goal and he'll jump up on the couch and wait for me to pull him on my lap. This is a major milestone for him. Soon I will have my own chair for us to snuggle in.
By gutting this out and putting in a recliner, it will open up a lot more floor space and I can position the chair to actually face the TV....imagine that! Plus the chairs have this cool table that swings up for use, providing another surface for the laptop, puzzles, cats, whatever the occasion calls for.
The dinette set up had nice storage underneath the bench seats, but it was hard to get to the other overhead cupboards because of the bench seats. It was decided to go with a storage cabinet system where the table pulls out from the center space. This allows for a longer table than we had before, but it can be shortened up by removing the leaf and pushing it in.
Now the kitchen cart can be moved to a location that will not require it to be moved when the RV is in motion....yipppeee! That little sucker is heavy. Left Brain will be glad to see it relocated as well as it was an obstacle for him getting into the bench seat.
Long Live the Queen of Remodeling