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Cash In with a Backyard Guesthouse

How to Use a Metal Building as a Prefab Cottage Kit There are many reasons to add a backyard guesthouse to your residential property.  Added income, convenience, family dynamics, and increased resale value all influence the decision to build a backyard cottage. But what exactly is a “backyard guesthouse”? Technically, a backyard guesthouse falls under the category of an “accessory…

Metal Airplane Hangars in Airparks

Why Detached Steel Hangar Homes are Perfect for Airparks Having metal airplane 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 pilots and the loves of their lives— their aircraft. Today thousands of avid aviators live in these fly-in communities.  Airparks combine hearth and hobby…

Multi-Use Metal Buildings

The Infinite Possibilities of Multi-function Steel Building Kits Pre-engineered steel structures make excellent multi-use metal buildings.  Steel buildings lend themselves well to multiple operations today— and for changing uses in the future. Besides, what could be more cost-effective than one structure serving multiple needs? Multi-Use Metal Buildings for Investors Steel buildings are attractive, economical, long-lasting, and easy-to-maintain structures.  This appeals…

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 building your own workshop. You supply the ideas, and let…

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…

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.…

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…

Design Your Own Steel Home Barndominium

Enjoy Complete Floor Plan Freedom with a Steel Home Ready to get started? Get a Quote   Today many rural landowners choose pre-engineered metal buildings to construct “barndominium” kit 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…

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? Our steel buildings offer wonderful advantages over other building methods,…