Ok, see my new trailer...it looks good at this distance...don't look too hard though...this is before we renovate. It's been too altered and run down to keep it original.
I don't know what these under sink coves are for in these trailers. I appreciate the space but I want to do something really clever with it. I was thinking of matching the insert that I put in here to the one I will replace the refrigerator woodwind with... but what do I put in there? Not soap or sponges....not spices, not hamsters, not anything my toddlers will destroy or remove...
Post by vintagebruce on Sept 15, 2015 9:00:47 GMT -8
Match the insert as you mentioned, then hinge a "trap door"/make sliders on the back panel of the cove that will open to the innards of the sink cabinet, and use the space to hide valuables. If your toddlers can figure it out, put a locking mechanism on the door/sliders. Toddlers are smarter than most sneak thieves anyway.
So, I am possibly taking out the whole cabinet area, at the very least I am replacing the counter top, I can definitely rig something like that... like a shelf right under the sink pan in the middle between the two drains, if I want to get fancy, it can be a pull out shelf with rolling tracks so the back of the cove will slide down and a sliding shelf will come out. We can keep our tablets and stuff that is flat in there. What the heck else would thieves steal? I won't have a tv or computer inside... That's a weekend project was way down the line, but a good hiding spot for sure.
I was thinking I could put sheet metal on the face of the back of the cove then cover it with the matching treatment and use it for something magnetic...like a remote if I had the need for one...but what goes in there should be attractive as it has sort of a little shrine effect...I have ideas...but nothing brilliant yet...
Post by ladywendolyn on Sept 15, 2015 13:52:32 GMT -8
I keep my rolls of saran wrap and foil in mine. Others keep spices there. You can cover the boxes with mactac, or gift wrap if you want it to look cute. A row of matching jars with spices looks sweet too.
That's what I want to do with my spices... I have a vintage tray that ties in my paint scheme...
I could do foil which is shiny...but I think my toddlers will like that too much and I won't have any foil left. I was contemplating electrical components going in there, but that would be unattractive and not a good mix with a sink there...
Thinking about this cove is like a breather from thinking about all the work I need to do on the trailer.
Post by vintagebruce on Sept 16, 2015 8:19:29 GMT -8
This is as far off subject as it can be, but as I was reading the posts here an idea jumped into my geranium. This is just a long-shot, as I was thinking about how far away you will be from where you will be storing your camper. There were HOA(s) in Ft. Lauderdale when I lived there that would not allow camper or even boat storage in your driveway. I bought a 24' wooden vintage Chris Craft cabin cruiser that needed a lot of work, and had it delivered to a boat yard that charged a surprisingly small amount for open air storage in their yard, AND allowed me to work on the boat. I remember chuckling when some dude pulled an old camper in about two "slots" down from me...thinking that nut doesn't know that is not a houseboat. He worked on that camper just like we did on our boats for over 6 months, and pulled out with a nicely rebuilt camper. You might inquire if there is a boat yard/ boat storage place much nearer to you if it would be possible to store and work on the camper...just an idea.
There are storage yards here, my brother in law owns one close by...the family discount for outside storage totals 140$ a month. The issue I have is...two little kids I watch all day and most storage places like that have issues with theft. Now, if I didn't have these kids, I could totally figure something like that out. I wish I had a free babysitter!