Top Shipping Container Modifications

Shipping containers can get the job done all by themselves, but with some strategic modifications, they can become even better. Such customizations can help enhance your comfort, productivity, functionality, appearance and efficiency. Check out these top container modifications you can choose from in Grand Rapids and beyond.


You will get simple marine-grade moisture-resistant flooring when you order a standard shipping container. You may decide to upgrade the flooring if you will be using the unit as a conference room, training room, mobile office, or any other professional environment. From glossy vinyl to classy wood planks, your choices abound.

For restrooms or locker rooms, consider polyvinyl flooring that’s slip-resistant and easy to clean. For portable gyms, install rubber or soft mat flooring.

Interior Paint

Standard shipping containers are not typically painted on the inside, which means you will have to take care of that if you desire. This is a good idea if you plan to use the container as a food stand, restroom, office or anything else where the interior will be seen by guests, clients or the general public.


You can paint or wrap the unit with your brand and logo if it will be used for professional purposes. Magnetic signs, for instance, can be switched out as needed. No doubt branding is essential for any business, whether food prep or real estate.

Mobile Office Upgrades

When using a container as an office, there are many amenities to choose from that make your daily life easier such as extra seating, filing cabinets, shelves, laminated counter tops, and white boards.


When running a restaurant or coffee shop out of a storage container, you’ll need a bathroom and workplace kitchen. This means you’ll need plumbing for many elements, including the fridge, sink and toilet.


From recessed lights to pendant lights to LED lighting for personnel doors, you can make some critical modifications to illuminate your container. You can even put in motion sensors that activate the lighting when motion has been detected.


Security is a big issue with many people, especially when you plan to house things of great value. There are many locking mechanisms you can add for more security above and beyond standard locks, such as cargo door locks, security swing arms and lock boxes.


With so many modifications to choose from in the miscellaneous category, there’s really no limit to what you can do to outfit your container. Here are some options to consider:


  • Windows
  • Roll-up doors
  • Heat and AC units
  • Sky lights
  • Security bars
  • Framing and insulation
  • Vents and fans
  • Electrical
  • Solar panels
  • Partitions
  • Shelving

Why You Need Shipping Container Modifications

It’s a no-brainer to outfit your container with modifications. After all, there are many benefits to adding custom features, whether the container is being used for home, work or play.

With modifications, you can make your container:

  • Totally customized
  • More affordable
  • More eco-friendly
  • Safer and more durable
  • Weather and rodent resistant
  • More convenient and comfortable

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Contact us for a free quote on any container size you need as well as all modifications. We look forward to chatting with you today!



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