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Get Your Dream Shop House Faster with Steel Prefab Kits

Achieving Your Dream ShopHouse for Less with Prefab Kits

For hobbyists and gearheads, the dream is often consolidating workspace and living space seamlessly into one highly-customized shop house sanctuary. But tragically, many find pricetags out of reach building custom from scratch. Thankfully, prefabricated shop house kits deliver finished work areas merged with open-concept residential spaces through budget-friendly steel construction.

Defining the Shop House Concept

Shop houses blend commercial-grade workspace like garages or workshops together with fully equipped living quarters resembling typical homes. The workspace side may include vehicle bays, enclosed shop zones for hobbies like wood or metal working, inventory storage for businesses, retail space and more – customized to your needs.

The residential portion contains bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, living areas decorated and finished just like a conventional house. Structurally separating the two areas reduces noise transmission between work and living spaces.


Pricing for Custom Built Shop Houses

On average, custom constructed shop houses run:

– 800 sq ft workshop + 400 sq ft apartment – $150,000
– 1200 sq ft workshop + 800 sq ft 1-bedroom home – $200,000
– 2000 sq ft workshop + 1200 sq ft 2-bedroom home – $300,000

Factors Raising Custom Costs

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Numerous aspects of customization add expenses:

– Luxury finishes like stonework, tile, or hardwood flooring for both workspace and living areas

– Extensive plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems sized for specialized shop equipment loads

– Long utility runs and permitting complexity on larger rural land parcels

– Architectural design fees and labor for fully custom plans

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Prefabricated Shop House Kits

Services like offer prefabricated shop house kits utilizing structural steel for maximum strength, accelerated assembly, and lifetime durability. The exterior shell and interior partitions arrive on-site ready for rapid finishing. This saves greatly on custom stick-built costs and lengthy construction timelines.

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Highly customizable interior layouts mean you don’t sacrifice on design dreams. Yet the engineered framework optimizes budgets resulting in prefab kit pricing averaging 40% less than custom builds. For the shop house of your dreams made affordable, prefabricated kits are an optimal choice over conventional construction. Why wait on a crew of framers when you can order your kit and have it erected in 4-6 days instead of waiting 4-6 weeks, visit for a full catalog of stock floor plans to choose from and order yours today!

Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott is a freelance writer and researcher that has written hundreds of articles for online companies in the area of construction, design, finance and automotive. He's a Southern boy that enjoys creek fishing, hunting and camping. He's rarely seen without his trusted beagle hound "Scooter"
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We are super excited with results and service. Tony offered really helpful suggestions. Our dream build was pretty complicated but he and his designer were able to meet our needs.

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