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DIY Steel Building Shop

Using a Prefab Metal Building for the Ultimate Workshop Every true do-it-yourselfer deserves a fantastic steel building shop.  No matter what your do-it-yourself passion, you will find your creative juices flowing in a roomy, comfortable, well-organized workshop. As a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, you already have a head spinning with ideas for the perfect workshop.  You supply the ideas, and let RHINO supply the prefabricated steel building shop kit to fit your needs. Dare to dream it, and then dare to build… Read More

In Aircraft Hangars, Blog, more

Metal Hangars in Residential Airparks Takeoff

Why Detached Steel Hangars are Perfect for Airpark Pilots and Planes Having metal hangars at home creates a paradise for pilots and their planes at airparks across the U.S. and Canada. These residences-parked-on-a-runway create a haven for aviation enthusiasts and the real loves of their lives— their aircraft. Since November is National Aviation History Month, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at these fly-in communities that are making aviation history. Aviators and Airparks: Love at First Flight… Read More

In Blog, Garages/Multi-Purpose Buildings, more

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

In Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), General Information, more

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

In General Information, Residential Steel Buildings, more

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

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