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Living in Shipping Container Homes? Here’s How to Save Space!

You can live large or tiny with your shipping container homes. But if you have no choice but to go tiny, we got you covered!

You can live large or tiny with your shipping container homes. It is possible to create a mansion by stacking four to five cargo containers. But let’s be realistic—not everyone has the means to build that container home palace. Some are contented with a few shipping containers, converted into a home and furnished with compact and sleek furniture.

If you’re planning to live in a container house in the future, these space-saving ideas will be beneficial to you:

Hang pegboards in the bedroom and kitchen

Believe us, pegboards eliminate the need for large drawers in a tiny space. It also keeps the clutter off your worktop and storage units.

This is most beneficial in the kitchen, garage, home office, and in the bedroom where you tend to keep your tools and other knick-knacks. Use it to store your tools (garage), pans and cookware (kitchen), and stationery (office).

You can also use pegboards to replace shelves in the living room. It becomes a dynamic storage wall for your decor and other mementoes.

Living in Shipping Container Homes? Here’s How to Save Space!

Build a mezzanine

This is one of the best ways to maximise space in a container home. In the featured home below, the designer fitted a mezzanine floor! The upper floor serves as the bedroom which is accessible using stair cabinets. Underneath it is a small living space complete with a comfy couch and a TV set.

With proper measurements, design, and construction, you can fit all the spaces you need in a small space.

Living in Shipping Container Homes? Here’s How to Save Space!

Employ unique storage ideas

When you live in a tiny space, you have to be smart about your storage. Even a spacious mansion will feel cramped if it is disorganised. Clutter is the real enemy here. You need to control it and keep it from ruining your home.

The designer made use of the stair’s inner spaces to create a cabinet and a shelf. Not all storage units have doors in order to save the wood.

Living in Shipping Container Homes? Here’s How to Save Space!

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