Draw Container Home Floor Plans in Minutes
Types of Container House Floor Plans
2D Floor Plans
2D Floor Plans
2D floor plans are the bread and butter of any home design. They show a top-down view of the overall layout as well as the window, door, and fixture placements. With a program like Cedreo, you can also make 2D plans easier for clients to understand with color-coded rooms and furniture symbols .
3D Floor Plans
3D Floor Plans
3D floor plans take your project presentation to the next level. These show an enhanced view of the layout from a bird’s-eye view. With these types of plans, clients get a better feel for the final look of their container home since they can see the furniture layouts, color schemes, and surface textures. Cedreo saves you loads of time with this step since it creates a 3D plan simultaneously as you draw in 2D.
Include photorealistic visualizations in your project proposals and you stand out as a housing professional. Give clients a first-person view from inside their future container home. With the 3D renderings you create with Cedreo, your clients can envision their home in full detail with accurate lighting and realistic textures.
Container House Plan Examples
5 Steps to Design a Professional Container House Plan
1. Draw or import floor plan
2. Decorate and furnish
3. Instantly view in 3D
4. Create a photorealistic visualization
5. Export and share your plan
5 Important Container House Floor Plan Considerations
Although the foundation won’t affect the interior floor plan, it’s still one of the most important considerations. There are several types of foundations commonly used for container homes — pier, pile, slab, and beam. To choose the correct one, be sure to check with local code offices and an engineer to see what is safe and allowed in your area.
Number of occupants
The number of occupants is one of the biggest factors to consider when creating the floor plan. That’s because additional occupants need places to sleep and more space for moving around. And don’t forget pets — cats need their litter boxes and dogs need their beds.
Space and layout
When creating a container home plan, you can’t afford to have wasted space. That’s why it’s important to first understand your client’s needs and lifestyle. Then you can adapt the plan to meet their needs.
- Does somebody in the family work from home? Then don’t forget to include an office space.
- Are they planning on expanding their family in the future? Why not add a multi-purpose space they can repurpose as a sleeping area.
- Do they want to be able to take the occasional bubble bath? Don’t forget to leave room for a bathtub.
Loft or single level
Since container homes have a fixed height, your options are limited when it comes to adding a loft. One option is to create a raised bed platform with an office or storage space underneath. For more flexibility with loft options like this, go with a high-cube shipping container that’s 9 feet 6 inches tall.