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Accessorizing Your New Steel Building

Accessorizing Your New Steel Building

Applying the finishing touches is often the most enjoyable aspect of any project. Accessorizing your steel building from American Steel Structures is no exception. Whether you purchase an agriculture building, a utility shed, a carport, or a garage, knowing how you plan to use the building helps to determine which accessories you might want to install.

Creature Comforts for Ag Buildings & Barns

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates more than 2 million farms currently operate across the country, spanning almost 900,000 acres. Not surprisingly, demand for new steel ag buildings / barns continues to grow, especially as farming technology improves and “creature comforts” take priority. Some commonly installed accessories for agriculture buildings include fencing and gates to create separate stalls for horses, cattle, and other livestock. Anyone raising animals knows they need food and water and regular cleaning, so plumbing might also be added, along with electricity.

Organization for Garages

Half of American homeowners name the garage as the most disorganized area of their home, says the National Association of Professional Organizers. In fact, the average garage door opens and closes up to five times per day. If you want to accessorize and organize your newly installed steel garage consider building work stands, storage shelving and/or racks. Many home-improvement stores sell easy-to-assemble shelving, making it the perfect project for even the most inexperienced do-it-yourselfer.

These days, homeowners use their garages for skilled hobbies, like woodworking, or for home-based businesses, like an auto repair shop. Some may choose to accessorize their steel garage with items like a workbench, or add electricity and plumbing for an on-site bathroom.

Escape to the outdoors

Increasingly popular she-sheds and man-caves make ideal spaces to relax and unwind. Often built using a standard shed or metal utility sheds these respites often feature custom lighting, ceiling fans and in some cases, heating and air conditioning.

American Steel Structures customer Tom B. purchased a carport/patio cover and accessorized it with LED lighting. “Money well spent,” Tom says in his Facebook post. “…We enjoy more time outdoors with family gatherings, and weather will no longer ruin our outdoor parties!”

Spend smart

Know your budget before accessorizing a steel building, and spend smart. Determine exactly which features you will need before buying a metal building, so it can be designed to effectively meet your needs.


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