I did not like dining on the couch next to my partner. As well, we love to play games and cards and doing it side-by-side was a pain. Plus, I hated the view from the couch - a black hole into the back of the camper - now we have windows and the door to look out of - I just love this renovation!
After hours of sitting in the camper imagining and thinking, I came up with this:
1. remove curbside livingroom cabinets and swing-up table.
2. turn couch in-line with sink and stove.
3. box-in battery boxes and converter stuff that was under the couch.
4. create a window seat/dinette seat.
5. move the location of the second swing-up table closer to the window-seat/dinette seat.
6. Move the folding shelf on the stove to be flush with the front edge so I can still use it.
I have done these things and am just waiting for the foam (ordered) - I ordered High Quality 5" thick - enough to re-upholster the couch (gaucho) and the new window seat.
Here is what it looks like - the gaucho still makes a bed. I've got a little more to do on it - the little blue bench was purchased at the Goodwill for $10 - I'm going to put a shelf under the seat on the cross pieces to make a shoe rack and I'm trying to work out how to make a back for it that will swing up to make the back and swing down (point at the floor) when we want to use the bench to put on our shoes.
I put a removable top on it with a separate piece of luan to attach the upholstery to - I'll use velcro to make it stick down and attach under the lip in the front. I have to be able to access everything underneath.
I'm pretty proud of myself - the only thing I'm not happy with is the way the cupboard door (from the removed cabinets) opens - hard to get stuff out - I may change the hinges to the side.