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5 Reasons to Add a Detached Steel Garage

Add Function and Value to Your Home with a 3-Car Garage Have you ever thought about adding a detached steel garage to your home? A roomy, pre-engineered steel garage or multi-purpose building delivers convenience today— and a higher resale price later. Let’s look at five reasons that a metal garage makes a sound investment. #1. Increased Property Value Increasing a home’s square footage to the property— including via a detached structure— reaps an uptick in the property’s worth. A roomy… Read More

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Building a Green Granny Pad

A Parent Pad that Saves Money— and Natural Resources Create a cozy, convenient, eco-friendly dwelling for an aging parent by building a green granny pad. Most people construct these compact backyard bungalows for seniors as a secondary dwelling on an adult child’s property. However, some families build a more manageable, downsized home for mom or dad on the parent’s property. Then the adult child and family move into the parent’s existing home. Choosing to “double up” households on one property… Read More

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A Senior-Safe In-Law Apartment- Part 1

37 Tips for Designing the Perfect “Granny Flat” When constructing a backyard “in-law apartment” for an aging parent, planning is paramount. Just throwing up a small house on your property will not get the job done. Even mature adults who are physically active today may require safety adjustments to their home in the future. Incorporating senior-friendly features into the building now can save expensive remodeling later. In-Law Apartment Design Checklist TIP 1: This warning cannot be overemphasized: DO YOUR HOMEWORK.… Read More

In General Information, Residential Steel Buildings

Design Your Own Steel Home Barndominium

Enjoy Complete Floor Plan Freedom with a Steel Home Today many rural landowners choose pre-engineered metal buildings to construct “barndominium” homes. The barndominium trend began in Texas, but spread like a prairie fire. These attractive, sturdy, highly customized steel homes are now springing up all across the heartland. The term barndominium covers a huge range of residential styles, from a small weekend cabin to a modern and sophisticated country estate. Long familiar with the positive attributes of metal buildings, rural people… Read More

In First Time Building Buyers, Residential Steel Buildings, more

Steel Homes: Think Outside the Box- Part 6

Using Pre-engineered Metal Building Systems to Build Metal Homes Did you know many people choose pre-engineered steel building systems to build their own steel homes? Who wouldn’t want all the benefits of steel buildings for their home? Pre-engineered steel buildings dominate the agricultural, commercial, and industrial low-rise construction markets. Why? Steel buildings offer wonderful advantages over other building methods. Pre-engineered metal buildings provide: STRENGTH: No other building material matches the strength of steel. DURABILITY: No other building method outlasts steel.… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Using a Metal Building for a Lake Cabin

Pre-engineered Steel Buildings as Vacation Getaways Have you ever considered using a metal building for a lake cabin or vacation home? Many people now choose pre-engineered steel buildings to frame lake cottages, hunting cabins, and vacation hideaways. Many benefits make steel buildings overwhelmingly popular for commercial structures. Vacation homebuyers want the same advantages for their homes-away-from-home. Why Choose a Metal Building for a Lake Cabin? These are just a few of the reasons steel buildings work very well as second… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Save Big Bucks— or Make Big Bucks— with a Steel Building Guesthouse

Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 11 The last two articles in our series on backyard hideaways concentrate on constructing a steel building guesthouse or other dwelling on your property. There are many reasons for needing a backyard guest cottage. Many Uses for a Metal Building Guesthouse In today’s economy, many people are embracing the second home concept. Here are just a few of the ways a small backyard dwelling serves needs: Visiting Friends and Family. Do you often have… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Entertain in Style in Your Own Steel Party Building

Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 10 Host your family’s next Thanksgiving dinner, your son’s scout meeting, or a barbeque with your co-workers in your own steel party building. People who love to entertain guests will love having the perfect steel event center in their own backyard. Sharing Your Gift of Hospitality Some people have a true gift for hospitality. They have a way of making even a casual gathering both enjoyable and memorable. Gifted hosts truly enjoy gathering with… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Steeling Away to Your Backyard Home Office

Home Alone: Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 8 Imagine how your life would change if you had a backyard home office 25 feet from your back door, instead of commuting 25 miles away! It is easy to build your own highly efficient, highly productive home office with a pre-engineered steel building from RHINO Steel Building Systems. Spend More Time Computing and Less Time Commuting Almost everyone needs a home office for personal use. However, more and more people are… Read More

In Residential Steel Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Get Fit in a Metal Building Home Gym

Home Alone: Steel Buildings for Backyard Hideaways, Part 6 Better health and fitness can be just steps away in your own backyard with a pre-engineered metal building home gym. Get Off Your Duff and Start Getting Buff Only one thing will go away if you ignore it— your health. According to the Center for Disease Control, physically active people tend to live longer. They also have a much lower risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, and cancer. Only 30%… Read More

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