Long gone are the days when shipping containers were just used to transport large goods from one part of the world to another. Over the last few years, they have been rediscovered as a great source of units that can be used to showcase goods, store items, and provide entertainment.
Here are just some of the most popular uses of shipping containers these days:
- Pop-up shops
As the popularity of the high street continues to wane, it can be risky for retailers to invest in permanent space. Therefore, many are choosing to have pop-up shops that are temporary, which enable them to gauge how much interest there is from their target market in the area. Shipping containers are ideal for pop-up shops, as they are small and can be put almost anywhere.
A shipping container might not be the first thing that springs to mind when imaging your dream home, but more and more people are transforming these units into interior design spectacles.
For instance, they could put together several containers to extend the space and add large windows to flood the rooms with light. Similarly, containers are frequently turned into glamping pods these days, giving holidaymakers the chance to experience a unique vacation.
- Restaurants and bars
Hiring or buying restaurant or bar space can be very expensive, which is why there has been an increase in people setting up their hospitality business in shipping containers instead. Not only do these provide an intimate atmosphere, and an excuse to enjoy al fresco dining or drinking, but they also reduce the amount of overheads bar owners and restaurateurs have to pay for.
Take a look at our selection of used shipping containers here.