Give Your Metal Building Some Pizzazz

By Jay Lara   |   Posted In: Customized Buildings

Creative Uses of Steel Building


Steel buildings are most commonly used for carports, barns, and anything in between! However, the assumption that metal buildings are plain and boring can be proven wrong with a little effort and a lot of TLC. In fact, your metal building can be refurbished, decorated and modernized to make it a home too. Here are some customization ideas for your steel building that can make it really feel like home:

  • Exterior walls are a crucial part to the design process, not only because they protect you from the elements, but they are also the first thing people will see. There are many options when it comes to customizing your exterior walls, you could add aluminum or vinyl siding, or put some windows in to brighten up the room!.
  • If you are planning to use your metal building as a home or other unique structure, having a shaded area could be very beneficial to you. By installing an awning or extending your over-hang, you could create an enjoyable, shaded patio area for you and your guests. By placing tile or stone flooring in the patio area you could add to the appearance of your metal structure.
  • Remember, you can always add more windows or even a skylight when transforming your custom metal building into a home. These customizations can brighten up your new home while increasing interest in appearance.
  • If you are turning a small metal building or barn into a home, you might need to consider how you can best organize and maximize your space. One of the best materials you could use to help organize your space is wood – there are so many things you can do with it! You could build yourself some shelves, racks, and counters, and even create a nice sleeping area with a wooden loft.
  • The outdoor appearance of the metal building is something that concerns most people, as this is the first thing they will see. Some neat ideas you might consider to dress up your building include creating a little area for gardening, or possibly even building a fence around your property which you can decorate.  You could also build a walkway leading to your home with stones, and plant some flowers beside the pathway for color!

Here at Carport Central we don’t limit your ability to dream or design, we make sure you get exactly what you want, according to your needs AND your budget! You can contact us online or give us a call today at (980) 321-9898 to speak with one of our helpful building specialists!


  • Jay Lara

    Jay Lara is COO of Carport Central, and brings nearly 20 years of metal building industry experience. He’s worked in every aspect of the business, ranging from engineering to design to fabrication to installation to sales, and he’s passionate about bridging the gap between B2B and B2C for the metal buildings market.

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