If you’re looking to invest in a shipping container in MA, you may have other uses for it instead of just storage or shipping. Fortunately, there are interior or exterior modifications you can make to the unit to enhance its operation according to your unique needs. From shelving and ventilation to paint and plumbing, check out these popular modifications you can make to your MA shipping container.

The Most Common Modifications for MA Shipping Containers

Interior Paint

Standard shipping containers are not painted on the inside. There are many reasons why you would paint the interior of your container, such as when you want to convert yours to an office, food stand, locker room, restroom, etc. Whenever the inside appearance of the unit is at stake, such as when viewed by guests, customers, and employees, painting is a wise idea.


Typical storage containers are available with marine-grade moisture-resistant flooring, but many people choose to upgrading the flooring. You would do this if you are using your container as a conference room, training room, mobile office, or any other professional environment. Vinyl that mimics wood plank is a nice idea. Mobile restrooms, though, will need a more durable flooring type, such as slip-resistant, easy to clean polyvinyl flooring. And if you’re using it as a portable gym, rubber or soft mat flooring are good choices.


Do you plan to open a restaurant or cafe out of your storage container? Or will you be using it as a workplace kitchen? You’ll need plumbing for toilets, fridges, sinks and more.


You’ll likely need to add more lighting when repurposing your MA shipping container. Consider adding general and task lighting, such as overhead lights, recessed lights and pendant lights. LED lighting is even great to outline your personnel doors. And if security is on your mind, addmotion sensors that activate when motion has been detected.

Rooftop Decks

All that space above the container can be put to good use. Try adding a rooftop deck if you work on a construction site and need to survey your workers and the overall layout.


If your container will be used to store valuable items, such as equipment for your business or important documents, you should add locking mechanisms that offer more security beyond standard locks. From cargo door locks to lock boxes to security swing arms, the possibilities are endless.


There’s really no limit to the modifications you can make on your shipping container. Some more popular options include:

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

Advantages of Shipping Container Modifications

There are lots of advantages associated with making modifications to your MA shipping container. When you add custom features, your container becomes:

  • Customizable
  • Safe and durable
  • Affordable
  • Eco-friendly
  • Weather- and rodent-resistant
  • Comfortable
  • Convenient
  • Personalized

Contact Aaron Supreme

To learn more about the modifications we can help with or to get a free quote on your next unit, contact us at 800-243-0403.