14 November 2011
With globalization, the demand for shipping containers has increased dramatically, and with this influx of shipping containers more people have begun finding creative ways to utilize them.
Due to the burst of the housing bubble during 2007-2008, more homeowners are now keeping their houses and waiting for better prices before selling their homes. Due to the fall of prices in the housing market, many homeowners are reluctant to remodel their houses. The return on every dollar spent on remodeling is simply not worth it. Homeowners have begun turning to alternative methods to both meet their needs and accomplish it at an affordable price.
Homeowners that wish to remodel their house in order to add a room have instead turned to shipping containers as a means of accomplishing just that. Due to the fact that shipping containers offer homeowners four walls and a roof, the costs of adding windows and a nice finish is a fraction of the cost. Since the shipping container already offers four walls and a room, all a homeowner would need is to add insulation, drywall, and a fresh coat of paint.
Hardware stores offer easy to install, do-it-yourself, locking hardwood floors. Traditional methods of installing hardwood floors require nails, staples, or glue. The newest generation of hardwood floors can be installed by anyone, and the tools required are minimal. All one would need to do is install a subfloor, and then leave a small space between the wall and hardwood floor before installing the hardwood floor panels. The panels interlock into one another hassle free. When the last row of floor panels is installed all one has to do is nail the shoe molding finish to the wall and the project is complete.
Whether you are someone looking for a project for a house, or wish to find an alternative to adding a bedroom to the foundation, shipping containers are the answer to your problem. Do-it-yourself container homes look bright for the future as well.
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