People are always looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and zero-waste living. One great option is modular architecture—which simply means building with interchangeable parts. When you’re seeking a more permanent solution, consider an expanding container house. These are perfect for anyone seeking a more frugal way of living—and they come with all the modern conveniences of home. Here’s how you can build one.
The Benefits Of Modular Construction
The building industry has shifted to embrace modular construction. If you own a smartphone, you’ve probably heard of digital modular design (DMD). Simply put, modular architecture allows for the construction of individual units and then connecting or linking them together to form a complete structure or house. Think of a modular house or skyscraper as a giant Lego set. With a bit of imagination and some measuring tools, you can put these structures together in a matter of days—not to mention how quickly you can build them back down again. The advantages of modular construction are countless. First off, you’re using less stuff. Everything is designed and manufactured to be recyclable or reusable. Second, there’s more design freedom. With more than one manufacturer working on the same project, you get a greater range of options when it comes to style and layout. Third, time and labor can be saved. One company, for instance, claims that a typical house built using its modular system can be put together in around 10 hours. Finally, the end result is often more practical and functional. Modular components can be combined to form a structure that’s both beautiful and functional. The end result is often a better fit for the user than one fabricated from a single material, like concrete or brick.
Solid Flooring Is Essential For Any Living Room Or Bedroom
Anyone who has ever tried to build anything in a small space, like a studio or an apartment, knows how difficult it can be to find space for large items, like a bed or a couch. This is where having solid flooring comes in handy. The flooring will not only keep your items from being damaged by falling or shifting items during storage but can also be easily cleaned to maintain an elegant look. If you have a lot of space and you’re inclined to add more furniture in the future, then consider investing in a floating floor. These are great for bedrooms and living rooms because they allow for easy access to both cooking and bathroom features. They also make the room visually bigger.
The Importance Of Well-Lit Rooms
Another important thing to consider when building a container house is how you want it to be lit. If you’re fortunate enough to have a lot of sunlight, then you can be certain that your rooms will get a lot of light. This provides you with the opportunity to design your rooms with a great deal of visual interest, whether it be by using colors or textures that complement or contrast the sunlight, or by using floor and wall coverings that draw the eye to specific areas of the room. Using this natural light not only gives the room a distinct visual character but allows for more precise lighting control and use of the light itself in your designs. If you want a more subtle effect, you can always install some overhead lights or even consider getting some LED lamps designed specifically for this purpose.
Create A Sense Of Privacy And Well-Being
One of the great things about modular construction is how it provides you with a greater degree of privacy and well-being within your home. If you live in a small space, then you already know how important it can be to have a room that you can shut the door to and feel a sense of relief when you close the door behind you. Even if you close the door to your bedroom, you still want to be able to feel that there’s someone there when you need them. This is why bedrooms in particular should always have a door that shuts, even if it’s just a thin curtain that could be pulled back if needed. Similarly, you can have a sliding door that opens up into an adjoining space, creating an open-plan living room/kitchen area. This way, everyone can come together while maintaining some degree of privacy. If you have the space, you can even build a little nook or alcove for yourself where you can relax with a good book or take a break from cooking and entertaining. These little spaces can add a great deal of charm to your home while also providing you with a sense of relief and well-being. Finally, having these rooms means you don’t have to keep the whole family out in the cold when it’s raining or cold out. You can bring everyone in to get warm by the fire, while the children play quietly in the next room. In the morning, you can wake up to the sounds of birds and frogs instead of rain drums and car alarms.
Now that you’re familiar with some of the basics of modular construction, it’s time to get started on your new project. Whether you’re building a container house for personal or residential use, or you’re looking to add an extra room onto your existing home, you can bet there’s a modular solution out there.