Creative Uses for Metal Barns

In today’s world, there are so many ways to get creative with the things around you: not a fan of your kitchen cabinets? Find a video on how to refinish them, or use self-adhering wallpaper to change them up! Don’t like the carpets in your home? Rip them out and finish the wood underneath. Need new planters for your garden? Find a pallet, take it apart and transform it into the perfect planter!

If you’ve never heard of Pinterest, it’s a social media platform that allows users to share everything from how they designed their home to how to DIY anything in the world. At R&B Metal Structures, we understand the importance of investing in metal buildings that work for your home and your property, but what if your metal building needs a new makeover? Do you have some new projects that you could use in your metal structure? Let’s take a look at the wide variety of ways you can creatively transform your metal barn!

Turn it Into a Tiny Home

Do you have family or friends who need a place to live? Would an incoming monthly rent payment help your family’s financial situation? If you aren’t using your metal barn for storage purposes, you could easily convert it into a tiny home to make some extra money every month.

Tiny homes are great for people just getting started in life or those who are trying to save money. Alternatively, you can create a tiny home that can then be rented out to friends, family or on a website like AirBnB. This can bring in little extra money and is one of the top ways you can creatively repurpose your metal barn.

Bring Your Man-Cave or She-Shed to Life

Have you dreamed of having your own space near your home? What about the desire to create your very own man-cave or she-shed, where you can relax and enjoy those things you love? This is a great way to repurpose a metal barn on your property!

Man-caves and she-sheds have grown in popularity over the last 10 years, so it’s no wonder that more and more people are placing these unique structures on their property or recreating existing structures into one. Imagine a space where you can enjoy the big game on a flat screen in your favorite chair without familial interruption, or a space where you can craft to your heart’s content in a space without distraction? Man-caves and she-sheds are the perfect place to flex your muscles, relax and enjoy your alone time without anyone asking you questions or interrupting.

Create a Crafting Space

Are you a crafty person? That may sound like a loaded question, but it’s actually quite simple: are you someone who enjoys the newest crafting video, or finding something to DIY on Pinterest? While some women may create a she-shed for their crafting, crafting isn’t strictly for women. Many men enjoy working with their hands, too!

If you have a metal barn on your property and you’re looking for a creative way to repurpose it, turn it into your very own crafting space! Whether you enjoy working with items purchased from your local crafting shop or prefer to use wood or other found objects, a metal barn is the perfect space to use for all of your crafts! You can set up a desk and chair in one corner for when you need to use a flat surface, and you can store found objects for later DIY projects in a separate area. Even still, you can create a spot for painting (if that’s your craft of choice) where you lay out a drop cloth, set up an easel and have shelving for all of your paints and brushes.

Build a Metal-Working Shop

If you love working with metal, a metal barn is a great place to keep all of your metal-working supplies and creations.

Working with metal requires a special place where all of your torches, gas, and creations live; it’s also important for a metal-working shop to have a solid foundation that won’t easily catch fire. Whether you enjoy working with metal to create unique pieces of jewelry or prefer to make larger art pieces for the yard or to sell, a metal shop is a necessity to practice this craft. Using an existing metal barn as a place for your metal-working is a great way to repurpose your investment!

Keep Your Small Farm Animals Warm

Do you keep small farm animals on your property for food or companionship? Even though we’re in the South, temperatures still drop during the winter month, so it’s important to keep all of your animals protected from the elements.

If you were previously using your metal barn for agricultural storage, you can add a lean-to to the outside and create an animal barn inside, using pens to hold certain animals. This is a great way to support your farm and your family, utilizing the space in which you’ve already invested for different farming purposes.

Find the Perfect Metal Barn Today

Investing in a metal barn is a great way to increase storage and the value of your property. Whether you’re interested in a new metal barn for agricultural or storage purposes, you’ll be pleased with a high quality metal barn from R & B Metal Structures in Jackson, Georgia. Our metal barns are crafted with the highest quality materials, sourced locally from our sister company Pioneer Metals.

Our team at R&B Metal Structures provides our customers with top-notch customer service from start to finish, and long after the installation of your new metal barn. If you’re ready to add a metal barn to your Jackson, Georgia property, contact our team to get started. You can reach us at or via telephone at 770-775-2254.