4 Luxury Container Home Features
Thanks to the tiny home movement, container homes have seen a surge in popularity. There’s even a community in McKinney, Texas, that’s home to only shipping container homes. But small and affordable housing isn’t the only option when it comes to building with containers.
Luxury container homes are also growing in popularity. Here in Texas, we’ve seen luxury container homes built in Dallas and across North Texas. If you’re looking to build your own luxury container home, keep these features in mind.
1. Plenty of Light
A hallmark of luxury homes is plenty of open-air and light. When modifying your containers, plan to include plenty of large windows. These could be large picture windows along the length of your container.
Another option is to create skylights. This will help you direct sunlight into your home. Though you’ll need to be more careful planning with this method as you don’t want harsh midday sun raising the temperature of your home to an uncomfortable level.
2. Combine Indoor and Outdoor
Large French doors or a roll away door will give you the ability to bring your living space outside. You can expand the livable square footage of your home by creating a luxury living space outside. A large deck attached to your home can give you a lounging, dining, and cooking area.
If you have a two-story container home, then you can create multiple outdoor levels by creating a lower and upper deck. An added benefit of the large doors is that they’ll help you bring in plenty of light.
3. High-End Fixtures
When you walk into luxury container homes, you don’t feel like you’re in a container. This is because the interior was finished to look and feel like a traditional home. Your container modification company can insulate and drywall the walls and even add electrical and plumbing.
For the flooring, you can have your modification company use a laminate that will fool anyone into thinking you have real hardwood floors. You should also choose high-end fixtures.
4. Create High Ceilings
The standard height of a shipping container is either eight or eight and a half feet. If you plan to finish the ceiling and floors, which you should in a luxury home, then this height will reduce even more. What you end up with is a rather low ceiling that can make your home feel small and enclosed.
A standard feature of luxury homes is high ceilings. You can create this effect in storage container homes by stacking two containers on top of each other. Now you’re working with a minimum of 16 feet.
Another option is to stack two containers for a two-story home. Then place a single container some distance away from the first two. Now build a sloping roof connecting the top container to the single container.
Not only does it create a high vaulted ceiling effect, but it also gives you plenty of ceiling square footage to add skylights.
Get Inspired by Luxury Container Homes
In summary, when it comes to building luxury container homes, look for ways to incorporate the four ideas mentioned above. Also, here are some popular luxury container home designs for further inspiration.
Don’t wait, Contact our team today and let us help you create the luxury container home of your dreams.