You’ve seen all of the amazing ways you can use a shipping container as a home. But did you know that you can also create beautiful shipping container offices that are highly functional?
Not only can it be a trendy way to attract top talent, but it can also be cost-efficient whether you’re operating single or multiple units. You can equip the shipping container office exactly the way you need it.
Read on to learn more about how to build a shipping container office.
Determine Your Space Needs
You should choose the most suitable shipping container design depending on how many staff members are using the space at once to perform their job duties. One of the advantages of a shipping container is its cubic design—you can use a single container or stack them to create an entire building if required.
While you can run an entire operation out of a shipping container, you can also use them as add-ons to an existing commercial building. For example, you can use a shipping container as a training room or storage facility, or for any other purpose that you might need with some modifications.
Include All The Office Comforts
Using a shipping container as an office doesn’t mean you’re giving up any comforts of a traditional office. With some custom modifications, you can add features that will help keep employees cool such as air conditioning.
Letting natural light into any space has been shown to boost mood as well as having other benefits, so that is another consideration when designing your shipping container office. You can also inquire about adding bathroom facilities and septic tanks (once the container is in place) so people don’t have to go off-site.
One of the challenges of a shipping container as a workspace is limited indoor floor space. However, with a bit of pre-planning, you can ensure staff has room to move around unobstructed with all of the key elements in place. You can even set up the roof as additional space for staff to meet or have breaks.
Suit Your Brand
When it comes to running an office out of a shipping container, you will want it to reflect your company brand. That can mean using outdoor paint to cover rust and prevent wear, with the company name or logo clearly showing.
If you have clients coming into the container for meetings, then you’ll want to spruce it up a bit. You can consider some low-cost flooring options, and add other features such as a coffee maker or meeting cubicles. You’ll also want to make sure the entrances of the container comply with state accessibility guidelines.
Design The Ideal Shipping Container Office Building
While you might not have considered it yet, shipping container office spaces can be a way to save money on construction as well as becoming a trendy place for people to work.
With the right modifications, you can add all of the features one would expect from an office while showing off your company brand and even welcoming clients.
For more information about how to turn a shipping container into a great workspace, contact us today.