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5 Great Uses for a Steel Building in Your Home

Steel buildings are becoming more popular due to their affordability, flexible design, the speed of getting them erected and the ease of getting permission for their use. Rather than having to get a new building designed by an architect, builders hired, and a new building eventually completed many months later, a steel building can be installed within days or a couple of weeks once the permission comes through from the local authority.

Here are five great uses for a steel building at home.

1. Use as a Playhouse for the Young Kids

A playhouse for the kids to safely use is a great idea when there’s insufficient space at home for one. It’s under cover and away from the street, so the kids won’t have trouble with the rain or run the risk of accidents when playing near the street. This provides additional peace of mind for any parent with young children.

2. Use as a Workshop

Workshops make an ideal steel building structure because the open plan interior lends itself to creating whatever working area that you feel is needed. Whether you’ll be working on car repairs at home, or building out a bench and places for tools in your woodworking, anything is possible.
The flexibility of a building from a company like Armstrong Steel (you can learn about this company here) with pre-designed pieces that fit together makes the construction of different building shapes or layouts a no brainer. There’s no being pigeonholed into keeping to a certain structural design to keep costs down because the architect recommended that. Instead, if you dream it, within natural structural limitations, it can be put together.

 

3. Use as a Home Office

A home office setup inside a steel building avoids the need to lease a separate office space which gets expensive on an annual basis. The monthly rent and maintenance expenses are a pain too. Instead, have your own building without these headaches and organize the interior with either office cubicles or open plan as needed.

 

4. Use for Additional Storage

When you run out of storage space in your garage and you don’t want to use paid storage every month, then consider a steel building for this purpose. They can be made secure and the interior can have your own shelving installed to store whatever you like. In fact, as it’s your layout, you can do whatever you like to the interior.

Whether you want to drive a classic vehicle inside the steel building and store that along with other valuable items like paintings or some important documents, there’s greater flexibility with personal storage. You don’t have to worry about the container size or what things you’re not allowed to store at a commercial storage facility.

5. Use as a Rentable Space

A separate building can be erected to use for rental space. This can generate a good monthly rental income from tenants who can use it for a variety of approved purposes. The investment is much lower to get a building put up and because it takes less time to complete the process, so a new tenant can be found sooner, putting money in your pocket.

There are many different uses for a steel building due to their flexible design and how the interiors can be adjusted. This makes them one of the most adaptable and affordable building options.

  • Jess is a lifestyle writer and lover of all things homes and gardens.

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