Can You Make A Storage Unit into a Man-Cave?
February 5, 2020
If you have been long dreaming to have your own man cave where you can enjoy your favorite manly pastime, such as working out, gaming, playing cards with friends, enjoying your favorite music or other, but you have no room to create that space in your home, you still have two great options: you can either rent a unit in a storage facility and configure the space you need inside your rented unit or you can get a shipping container of your own and set up your man cave on your own property in that container. Here are some tips and options for you.
How to Make the Most of Your Rented Storage Unit
Mini storage Fort Smith AR providers offer units of various sizes for rent and there are also several equipment levels to choose from. Outdoor storage spaces are usually suitable for vehicles and other bulky items that are not sensitive to the weather, so they are not the best options for man caves, but you still have two other options: temperature-controlled units that come with heating to maintain interior temperature comfortable and climate-controlled units that add humidity-control to temperature control.
Beside the location and the level of equipment, you also need to choose the unit of the right size. Figure out exactly what you want to move into your man cave, measure each of the items and consult the facility’s sizing guide to find the unit of the best size.
Use Shipping Containers to Set Up Your Man Cave on Your Own Property
Many storage facilities offer units configured from shipping containers, so there is no reason why you cannot do that, too. The large boxes made from sturdy metal, with reinforced walls and hinged doors are perfect for setting up your own man cave. The steps of the process are the same as in the case of rented units: you need to figure out how you want to furbish and equip your space, then choose the container of the right size and buy it. Expect container prices to range between $1,500-5,000, the overall costs of the set-up depending on the features that you want in the container. Your costs will increase if you decide to add insulation, multi-pane windows, heating and special flooring in your container. However, if you have your own container, you don’t need to pay for all those features in one go – you can take your time to enhance the comfort in your space little by little.
Other Aspects to Pay Attention to
It is a good idea to consult your local building regulations and HOA covenant (if your neighborhood has a HOA) or to consult a local construction specialist to find out whether there are any special requirements that you must respect in terms of the location of your container-man cave, the colors used on the exterior and other features. If your shipping container space does not comply with local regulations, you might be made to remove the structure and that is surely that you want to avoid.