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Reuse & Repurpose: 3 Innovative Uses for Storage Containers

Updated: May 1

Storage containers are most commonly used for just that: storage. However, they’re much more versatile than you may first think. We’ve seen various examples of how retired storage containers can be given a new life and transformed to serve a new purpose.


In this blog, we’ll be exploring some of the surprising and innovative uses of storage containers, based on examples we’ve seen from many creative individuals elsewhere.


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1. Luxury Shed

The shed is a staple feature of many individuals’ gardens. Whether you use it to store power tools, to keep gardening equipment, as a potting station or simply as a relaxing space to get some peace and quiet, there’s no denying the versatility and convenience that they offer.


With that said, they don’t come without their issues. Traditional wooden sheds are prone to wood rot, mould and other weather damage, requiring regular maintenance over time. The solution? A storage container!


Storage containers can be effectively repurposed as sheds, offering valuable space with the added benefits of less required maintenance and better security!


2. Growing Room

If you’re an avid gardener, then you’ll likely know the power of growing rooms. Whilst there are many fruits, vegetables and other crops that can be grown in the UK climate, conditions are not always favourable to get the best quality produce. There are then other variables to take into account, such as how much light your garden receives, the pH of your soil and outdoor temperatures and conditions - all of which are out of your control.


A growing room allows you to instead control all of these factors to grow the perfect crops. If you’re looking to go fully self-sufficient with the produce you eat, then an old storage container offers the perfect amount of space to grow various different plants, as well as the perfect framework to install the necessary equipment you’ll need to do so.


3. Personal Pool

Having your own swimming pool in your garden is considered a luxury here in the UK, often one reserved for only the most spacious of gardens. Well, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case anymore - as long as you have space for a storage container!


Shipping containers turned pools are on the rise in popularity, requiring no major excavation work nor planning permission. They simply need a bit of special TLC to make them pool-ready, then fill them with water and they’re ready to go!


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Are you feeling inspired by the potential behind the humble storage container? If not, and you simply require container hire for actual storage needs, then look no further than us here at Manchester Cabins.


From storage containers to service toilets, we’ve got your portable building needs covered. Get in touch with us today to discuss your needs.

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