Top Container Box Renos in 2021

With 2020 coming to an end, many people are turning their attention (and their creative minds) to future renovation projects. And for those of you who celebrate out-of-the-box architecture, shipping containers are the ideal solution to see those New Year venture resolutions through.

This year, shipping containers have been upcycled for everything from homes and garden sheds to offices and pop-up shops. With so many uses for these massive storage units, this growing design trend is not going anywhere, any time soon. Provinces across the country are joining the shipping container movement that will have an even bigger impact in the upcoming year.

Can’t wait to get started on that next unique and innovative endeavor? To help usher in a brand-new year, we thought it would be the perfect time to introduce the top container box renos for 2021.

Specialized retail stores

Brick-and-mortar malls have their place, to be sure. But for people who want to offer their unique products along with that extra touch of personal flare, creating a specialized retail store out of a shipping container is the wave of the future.

A shipping container can be constructed into a wide variety of configurations to meet your specific retail needs. You will not only have the best space to sell your products, but also own a more intimate area to offer unmatched customer service. And if you require additional space, you can combine multiple containers as your business grows.

One-of-a-kind cabins

Who doesn’t love getting away for the weekend at the cabin? Whether it is during the summer or winter season, spending time outdoors is a great way to take in Mother Nature and unwind with friends and family.

As the need for staycations increases, there is going to be a surge in the cabin lifestyle across BC. Architects and do-it-yourselfers alike will be dreaming up clever ways to convert shipping containers into cabins like never before. And because containers are constructed with near impenetrable steel, you and yours will be well protected from the elements, no matter the season.

Mobile showrooms

Retailers have had to make some drastic changes over the last few years in the way they conduct business. The large overhead costs associated with permanent retail space and employee wages (and benefits) can cut into profit margins.

With the advent of shipping container showrooms, these cost-effective, versatile spaces can help retailers reach out to their
target market without having to incur skyrocketing real estate prices—expenses that are only going to continue to climb in 2021.

Dormitories for students

Ask any student (or parent, for that matter)—getting the jump on securing dorm room space can a major challenge. If you miss out on the chance to acquire student housing, you will be forced to search out other rental options, adding to the stress of a new school year.

If the prospect of sharing crowded living quarters is already upping your anxiety levels, a container box renovation can transform the storage space into a roomy dorm option to help meet the demands of the growing student population in the new year.

Coffee shops

Folks all over the Lower Mainland just love their coffee. So, if you are thinking about opening a coffee shop to capitalize on those hordes of coffee lovers, a container box reno just might be the solution you have been searching for.

Entrepreneurs looking to start their own coffee business are always on the hunt for the next “big thing” to separate themselves from the competition. A converted shipping container is easily customizable, allowing you to stand out from all those cookie cutter shops out there. For a coffee house with loads of personality, a renovated storage unit will turn heads and keep customers coming back again and again.

Convenience Stores

We all need groceries and household items. But with busy schedules and out-of-the-way grocery stores., it can be tough picking up the things you need. Fortunately, 2021 is all about convenience and community. That’s where storage containers come in.

With the use of a shipping container, innovative shopkeepers can design and create a customized convenience store, perfect to serve the community. What could be better for a budding, bespoke, business owner? Get to truly know the locals and become an important fixture in the neighbourhood by ordering products that will speak to their specific needs.

Swimming pools

Nothing beats the lazy, hazy days of summer like taking a dip in a cool, refreshing pool. If you have ever wanted to have a swimming pool, now you can. A shipping container provides a solid and sturdy unit that is easy to set up in your backyard. And the best part? You get to skip out on all the hard work and expenses that come with those other
traditional options.

Simply add a heat pump, filters, liners, and even some underwater lights. With a swimming pool container, you, your friends, and your family can enjoy a swim, any time of the day or night. Just think about it. You can have your very own custom-made container pool, making you the talk of the town and a hit at all the pool parties next summer.

Home offices

Remote working has never been more widespread—a trend that is only going to continue in 2021. But if you are aiming to run your own business, you know every dollar counts. All that outrageously priced office space out there can eat into your profits, fast. The solution? A shipping container is a far more cost-effective option of renting or owning a traditional office building. Can’t afford the high cost of workspace property? A shipping container office is a no brainer.

Further, container offices are naturally spacious. Documents, desks, chairs, filing cabinets, you name it—a massive container can store everything you need to run a fully operational office. And for those of you who are looking to expand or downsize, shipping containers are available in different sizes, from a compact 6 feet to a roomy 40 feet.


Imagine coming home after a long, tough day at work and steaming the stress away in your very own mobile sauna. For many people, the thought of owning a hot tub was just a pipedream. Not so with container box renos.

With the right box size, magically convert a container into a sauna. Get in, turn up the heat, and relax! And when you’re done, lock the super sturdy doors until you’re ready to use your sauna again. With a renovated shipping container on your property, spoiling yourself has never been easier.


Raise your hand if any of you thought you would, one day, be eating out of a shipping container. In 2021, even more trendy new container restaurants will be popping up all over the place. And we’re not just talking about hot dog and hamburger joints either—not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Some of the most renowned chefs are currently cooking out of funky steel containers, offering up a smorgasbord of delectable, fancy cuisine for folks to drool over. And if you want to tantalize a different demographic’s tastebuds with your container culinary delights, simply move to a new location to expand your customer base.

Art studios

Artists need a place to create their masterpieces. But with the high price of real estate these days, they’d have to be a living Picasso to afford one. Fortunately, shipping containers can be renovated into sharp looking art studios and galleries.

Don’t let limited space limit your imagination. If you feel that your current locale is stifling your creativity, a storage container will help you properly express your talents. It is not only the ideal spot for you to work, but also makes a great place to showcase your creations.

Thinking about getting a shipping container? Smart decision. After all, it really is the ultimate solution for a host of awesome project ideas in 2021. From shops to saunas, the sky’s the limit when it comes to all the wonderful uses of shipping containers. But with so many storage options out there, it can be a little tricky finding the right container to meet your needs and your budget.

If you having a tough time figuring out which container option will work for your 2021 project, here are some of our tips to point you in the right direction.

Select the appropriate container size

When it comes to selecting the best shipping container, size really does matter. While the most common sizes are 20’ and 40’ containers, they are far from the only ones.

Believe it or not, today’s shipping containers come in a wide variety of dimensions, including 6’, 8’, 9’, and 10’. If you are not sure which size you are going to need, you can always get in touch with a shipping container provider.

Pick a quality product

Not all shipping containers are created equal. A shipping container is an important investment, so you will want to make sure it is made from quality material.

Look for containers that are constructed with corrosion resistant Corten® steel. That way, you can rest easy knowing your project will be well-protected from the elements, thieves, and pests.

Choose between new or rent-to-own options

Depending on your needs, you will want to decide whether you want to own a storage unit or go with a rent-to-own option. Purchasing your own steel shipping container offers up long-term investment and resale value advantages.

Don’t want to buy a container outright? With rent-to-own container alternatives, you won’t have to. Avoid up-front payments while enjoying using your container right now. No waiting, no hassles, and no major added holiday credit card headaches either.

Deciding which type of shipping container can be an exciting and confusing time. If you are planning a storage, commercial, residential, or recreational project for the new year, Axcess Box Mobile Storage has you covered.

The advantages of container box renovations are almost as endless as the projects you could be undertaking in the new year. If you are considering taking on a renovation endeavour and are weighing it up against other potential alternatives, then we’re here to tell you that a shipping container is hands down the best option.

2021 is right around the corner. Are you ready to begin your New Year’s project with a bang? With Axcess Box, get a head start on all your big plans with the best shipping containers in the business. We stock a huge selection of quality, affordable storage solutions to meet all your container box reno needs.

For superior shipping containers at competitive prices, reach out to, Axcess Box Mobile Storage.