On BC's recent trip to Oklahoma, my sister's bought me a Microwave for the trip. For 10 days, it was shifted to any place we could get it out of the way when not in use. Nice having it aboard, but I needed something more permanent.
As you all know, space is a coveted commodity in a bus conversion. One thing the long trip taught me was use every available inch
The one area where I had a lot of wasted space was my bathroom, which is across from the kitchen. I had a traditional vanity with a sink and empty areas above and on both sides.
So after cogitating about it, decided to build the microwave into the wall facing the kitchen. The box would jutt into the bathroom area, which would require a remodel in there...how it turned out was way beyond my expectations
I was able to get a built-in micro, more storage for the kitchen area, and even more storage for the towels and stuff you use in the bathroom.
Here is what the bathroom looked like before:
So....I cut a hole in the wall that divided the bathroom and galley and re-routed electrical which was in that wall:
Then I built the structure that would hold the microwave and also provide additional storage in both the galley and the bathroom. My main breaker box is in one of the bathroom walls...it was covered by the big mirror with waterproof insulation. The mirror was removable for access to the box.
I then needed to craft a custom built sink for the area. I found a Food Grade bowl at Target and drilled it out to fashion my new bathroom sink to fit the area...really like the way it turned out
I divided up the new structure in the bathroom into storage area's. Three are in use for the bathroom for towels and other stuff you need in there, and under the sink. Haven't finished this up yet, but the towel area's will remain open, while under the sink will have a door. One of the other one's faces the galley for more storage space for stuff needed for cooking and the microwave, which is the door you see below the cooking unit.
With all the changes, still have plenty of room to use the bathroom for it's intended purpose
and now have a nice built-in in the galley.
Took BC on an outing this weekend and everything was fine. Just need to do all the finishing work and put a waterproof covering on the breaker box, but for the most part, the major construction is complete. Just when I think I'm through with this project, something else pop's into my head and I get all the tool's out