7 Unexpected Uses for a Metal Building

Posted on: 29 April 2021

Metal buildings for sale are great for storage. You can store just about anything, from a houseful of furniture to a classic car collection. Metal buildings can be used for so much more, however. You just need to think outside of the box. 

Man Cave

First and foremost, any building that allows you to get away from the wife and kids constitutes a man cave. You can leave the interior unfinished or throw up some manly décor, like a deer head, a pool table, or a keg fridge. 

 Indoor Playground

Winters can be unbearable in many parts of the country. Temperatures drop so low that it is unsafe for children to play outside for long periods of time. In fact, even southern states like Texas can experience extreme cold. A metal building can provide shelter from the cold wind and allow children to run around and burn off excess energy.

Pool Cabana

If you have an above-ground pool, you can add an inexpensive pool cabana by installing a metal building nearby. The front half can be used for storage while the back half can be accessed by swimmers and sun bathers looking to take a break from the sun. 

Mushroom Farm

If you are into fungiculture, a metal pole building may be just what you are looking for to expand your operation. Mushrooms need a cool, dark climate to grow and many mushroom farmers use the enclosed space inside a metal building for spawning and fruiting mushrooms. 

Home Office

The pandemic has forced many people to work from home and it looks like that trend will continue well into the future. If your home lacks a dedicated home office space, however, installing an inexpensive metal building may provide you with the solution you are looking for. Working in a space separate from your television and other distractions can help. 

Art Studio

Making art -- whether painting, sculpting, or blowing glass -- can get messy. having a space in your home that you can devote to your craft is a great way to keep everything contained and off your living room table. 


Local farmers often sell their produce at the local farmer's market but a metal building set up as a storefront can allow customers to come directly to the farm. The building could also be used as a CSA (community-supported agriculture) drop off location for other farmers in the area. 

Metal buildings are extremely versatile and should not be limited to just storage.