If you’ve been thinking about renovating or remodeling a part of your home, you might be surprised at the many different additions that can be replaced with modified shipping containers. Home renovations are not only costly, but also time consuming as you try to live around construction crews and debris.
Thanks in part to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, many construction projects are facing a supply chain shortage, creating even more delays for home renovations and remodeling projects.
Using customized shipping containers as replacements for certain home additions saves on the cost of a renovation, provides a quick build turnaround and gives you more flexibility with design that can be unique and creative.
In this post, we’ll look at 5 home additions that can be replaced using modified shipping containers.
Building Home Additions with Modified Shipping Containers
Modified Shipping Containers as Garages & Carports
Garages and carports are desirable features for any car owner when it comes to choosing a place to live; however, some homes do not come with a carport or a garage.
If your home doesn’t have a covered space to park your car, you might be considering building one. But there’s a faster, simpler solution.
Modified shipping containers can be used as carports, shielding vehicles from storms, damaging sunrays and other outdoor elements. ISO containers are built to withstand hurricanes while traveling across open seas, so you can rest assured your vehicle will be safe inside.
Plus, if you or any family member enjoys creating or working on building projects, a container garage is the perfect place to tinker. Container workshops are great places to build and create in a centralized area, without disturbing the rest of the household.
Shipping Container Gyms
With many gyms closing their doors and switching to virtual workout classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you had to purchase workout or gym equipment to continue your fitness routine from home.
Though many gyms have opened up in different areas of the United States, you’ve already invested money in your workout equipment. So, you’d rather continue to workout at home, where you don’t have to pay a monthly fee or deal with the hassle of waiting your turn to use certain equipment at the crowded gym.
Renovating your home to add a home gym takes months, as it requires going through the lengthy process of planning, getting building permits and construction. However, using a shipping container gym doesn’t require permits and can be built as your property is prepared rather than after the property is prepared.
As a result, shipping container gyms are a faster, easier choice compared to building additional space at your home to work out.
Mobile Office Containers
Now that remote work is more common for workers who’d normally have to commute to an office every day, you may find that your home isn’t the most productive place for you to work from. But what if you’re not ready to give up the flexibility and additional free time that comes from working from home?
Mobile office containers are the best of both worlds – a productive, quiet space that’s still at your home. So, you can work in a distraction-free in an office environment, without having to commute.
Southwest Mobile Storage’s mobile office containers come with HVAC units and are ready to be connected to electricity. We can even furnish it for you with a variety of accessories, such as desktops and filing cabinets, so you can set up your office environment the way that works best for you.
Shipping Container Studios
Whether you’re an instrumentalist, artist or dancer, having a creative studio for your art gives you more space to expand your freedom of expression. Having a comfortable, quiet area to focus on your art can be the difference between developing a masterpiece and not getting any work done.
Shipping container studios be customized to fit whatever creative endeavor you need. Adding insulation to your shipping container can help minimize loud sounds for a music or recording studio, while also helping to keep the temperature comfortable as you practice a dance routine.
And because custom containers are based on your design, artists can express themselves with unique artwork for your studio.
If you have a guest staying over, but not enough space to accommodate them, a shipping container guestroom may be a solution. This addition makes it easy to give your guests a private area to stay, while keeping them close to the house.
It’s a win-win for you and your guests as you both save money. You no longer need to pay all the fees associated with building an addition to your home and your guests no longer have to pay for a hotel stay.
Using modified shipping containers to replace expensive home additions gives you better flexibility when it comes to designing your ideal room, while also saving you on time and money. Plus, because custom containers are portable, you can take your new guestroom with you if ever move away.
Southwest Mobile Storage has built thousands of complex shipping container modifications for our customers, including projects for NASA, the US Navy, Helix, and more. Our team of expert fabricators include certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters, ensuring that all of our container modifications are built professionally and accurately.
Learn more about modified shipping containers for your home.