A shipping container home can provide a great, efficient and cost-effective way to live. However, when living in a small space, you will have to get a little more creative with the way you store your belongings! In the first part of this series, we talked about how you can use everything from hooks to under-bed storage. So, this time, we’ll take a look at some more, inventive ways you can save space in your shipping container home.
Modular furniture is proving to be particularly popular at the moment, as we find more uses for simple items. The designs of modular pieces are smart, intuitive, and best of all, they help you to save on space. Whether you opt for a table that secretly holds built-in chairs or a sofa that converts into bunk beds, there are many ways in which you can save space effectively and stylishly.
Rather than bringing bulky items such as tables or ironing boards into your container home, you could invest in foldaway options that can help you to save space. Simply fold your table, ironing board or any other item down from the wall when you want to use it and replace it when you’re done to take advantage of lots of extra space.
Whether you layer storage areas or even add an extra ‘floor’, layering can be a great way of finding extra space in your shipping container home. A mezzanine floor could be installed in a larger shipping container, effectively giving you extra floor space which could be used as a sitting area or extra storage. Alternatively, you could invest in shelving which allows you take advantage of the vertical space in your shipping container.
When you are living in a small space, every inch counts. That’s why you may want to avoid bringing in lots of different items or utensils if you can. Instead, it can be smarter to invest in multi-functional gadgets that take up little space but serve many purposes. The internet is filled with weird and wonderful gadgets, so you are bound to find just about anything you can imagine, from a toaster with a built-in radio, to kitchen knives that slot into one another!
Saving space in a shipping container home requires a little creativity, but if you put your mind to it, you can find a cost-efficient way of living! We’ll keep you updated on all our favourite latest tips and tricks, so make sure you keep checking our blog page for more updates.
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