Want to open your own business but don’t have the space? Need a new storage unit? Just starting up your new business and looking for a new office? Shipping containers are the hot topic for these nowadays! Shipping containers are convenient because you don’t have to spend on the foundation of your building. Instead, you can renovate the look of your shipping container, and you’re good to go. The average cost to build a new office or shop is $100,000. However, a shipping container’s price ranges from only $2500 to $5000. It’s budget-friendly and eco-friendly! Read on to learn more about new and creative ways to reuse your shipping containers.
Restaurant, Coolers, and Kitchen Unit
Building a new restaurant, tea shop, or coffee shop can be very costly. If you’re unenlightened about the business world, you will want to look for options to spend less on the shop’s physical look and more on its products and kitchenware. Shipping containers will give you more than just that. Making your shipping container look neat and pretty are easy. Paints and lights for the exterior and wallpapers and carpets for the interior are basic. You can find some tables, chairs, table cloths, and napkins at a local thrift shop, and there you go! You now have your dining area.
But what about your kitchenware and ingredients? Shipping containers are suitable for that, too! Your stoves and oven go right in, and if you think it’s too hot, you can add some ventilation. In addition, you can position your cooler for your meats and perishable goods at the back of your shipping container for ease of motion between your kitchen staff. How much will you save from all that compared to building your restaurant from top to bottom?
More businesses are building their offices by reusing shipping containers. Besides being super budget-friendly, it’s also very efficient when making the rooms. You can stack and stick the shipping containers together for your production floors, managers’ offices, and even your toilets. Adding the necessary furnishings isn’t a big deal if you have the proper adhesives. You can even build your home by reusing shipping containers if you think about it.
Retail Shop or Workshop
Want to sell famous apparel and merchandise? Are you looking to make some profit out of your hobbies? The first thing that comes to mind when you want to open your retail shop is a place to rent. I guarantee that buying a shipping container can help you save expenses on finding and renting a venue to display your products. Also, some hangers, hooks, shelves, and a good air conditioning unit should do the trick!
Do you own a furniture shop? A farm? A motorcycle or automotive shop? You can also use your shipping containers as your tool shed. Using a shipping container as a storage unit is cheaper, stronger, and more well-constructed than wooden and vinyl storage units. One significant advantage of using a shipping container as a storage unit is keeping mice and unwanted insects out. Mice tend to nibble on wires, and insects like termites damage the wooden structure of your shed.
Indoor Gardening and Farming
A new and unique idea for reusing your shipping container is turning it into an indoor garden or even a farm. You need a flat surface to position your container, water, and electricity to start working. This way, you can farm virtually anywhere!
These are only some new and cost-effective ways to reuse your shipping containers. I’m sure you’ll think of something new!