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12 Uses For Your 40-foot Sea Can Container

Sea can containers are probably better known as shipping containers or storage containers. Sea cans have become an interesting resource suitable for a long list of uses. Ideal for both commercial and residential customers, this versatile storage option serves both traditional and innovative purposes. Their size, durability, and security, in hand with their edgy industrial appearance, has opened a whole new list of roles for the sea can container. Here are 12 uses for your 40-foot sea can container.

Uses of sea can containers

1. Cost-effective office space

Sea containers have become a popular upcycling material for builders, architects, and designers alike. Their convenient size, sturdy construction, and modular design provide the perfect building material for cost-effective office construction. Many businesses have discovered ways to incorporate sea containers into their commercial space either as a standalone building or as part of a larger design. Great uses include training spaces, cafeterias, a separate meeting room to reduce interruptions, and more. Each container provides about 285 square feet of usable space.

2. Retail or pop-up shops

Smaller retailers with less inventory are discovering the eco-friendly edge of sea containers for their stores. They are also being found in cities around the world as rental spaces for pop-up stores and events.

3. Onsite storage

Since containers are designed for transportation, they make excellent onsite storage options. Whether it is for businesses or residences, this easy, affordable storage option is very convenient. You gain 2,120 cubic feet of storage space ideal to meet many different needs, including construction sites, home renovations, property clean-up, and landscaping projects.

4. Shipping vehicles

Most cars can fit a 40-foot container with plenty of space to spare. This makes it an ideal choice for cross-country moves. Cars can easily be loaded onto a container, allowing you to ship it in a highly secure and safe container.

5. Refrigerated storage and shipping

Containers can be modified for use as a reefer adding refrigeration for safe storage and shipment of fresh or frozen meat, fish, produce, and more.

6. Construction site equipment storage

Protecting expensive equipment from bad weather, vandals, and thieves is easier with a 40-foot high cube sea container.

7. Overseas shipments

As the name implies, sea containers are designed for overseas shipping. That means they are marine-certified. They are windproof, watertight, and secure, allowing them to hold up to the forces of nature encountered on a cross-ocean adventure.

8. Housing

A trend taking the house-building industry by storm is modifying shipping containers for use in home building. Shipping containers are a green, sustainable building material that can be stacked like modular bricks. They can be connected, stacked, or used on their own to create housing structures perfectly suited for amazingly comfortable living. They offer an innovative design feature, while providing a safe, secure, weatherproof material ideal for homes. A shipping container is eco-friendly as it reduces demand for difficult-to-come-by materials. All containers are treated to make them safe for human use, including removal of the original wood floors and a seal of paint that keeps any potential volatile chemicals from being released into the air. However, you can choose new sea can containers as well.

9. Swimming pools

Another trend in sea container use is modular swimming pools. They can be far more cost-effective and are ideal for small backyards. They are very stylish and make excellent lap pools. Installation is often completed in just one day. Best of all, when installed above ground, they can be drained and taken with you when you move!

10. Pool cabanas

Sea cans make excellent cabanas with a Caribbean feel. They can be modified with electricity and plumbing, or simply be used as changing rooms. This works for commercial pools at hotels, condos, and properties with large backyards.

11. Out buildings

You can create all kinds of out buildings for both commercial and residential use, including:

  • Guest houses
  • Expansive sheds
  • Workshops
  • Garages for cars, tire storage, oil changes, etc.
  • Shower rooms
  • Home offices
  • Art studios
  • Music rooms
  • Recording studios
  • Home theatres
  • Yoga or meditation studios
  • Playrooms
  • Gyms
  • Auto repair spaces
  • Party rooms
  • Outdoor dining space
  • Gardening mudrooms or potting sheds
  • Backyard winter storage for outdoor furniture, barbecues, tents, hammocks, pool toys, etc.
  • Recreational vehicle storage
  • Man caves and she sheds

12. Moving from Canada

With 2,120 cubic feet of storage space, sea can containers make moving a breeze. They can easily manage a 2-bedroom apartment worth of furniture, including appliances and about 60 boxes.

What are the benefits of new sea containers?

New sea containers offer many benefits and features, including:

  • They are clean and structurally sound
  • Excellent working doors
  • ISO-certified, built to industry standards
  • Security lockboxes
  • Newly painted (optional)
  • Polished appearance
  • Little or no maintenance

While you’ll pay more for new sea containers, they are ready to use, in tip top condition, and will last for decades.

What are the benefits of modified sea containers?

Modified containers can be customized to suit your needs. If you are looking for a commercial or residential space, they can be affordably adapted to meet your design and functional needs. Their exteriors are ready to go as is or can be enhanced with custom design touches such as siding, customized painting, wood cladding, and more. You can choose a single sea can, or combine several to create a totally customized space. Modifications include:

  • Windows and doors
  • Customized shelving
  • Heating systems
  • Vents
  • Sliding doors
  • Interior partition walls
  • Single and 3-phase electrical
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Specialty coatings
  • Spray foam and batt insulation
  • Sandblasting and painting
  • Custom interiors, including flooring and exteriors
  • Company logo and decals
  • Plumbing
  • Heating systems

Custom-Built Sea Containers for sale

At Secure Container Solutions, we offer highly secure, custom-built containers for almost any use. Our team of experts has collaborated on a wide range of projects, from first aid stations and work camps to sidewalk tunnels, fully equipped offices, and elaborate retail stores.

Contact our highly skilled and experienced team for more advice on the best options to suit your sea container needs.

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