A utility carport offers some important features that make it stand out from many other storage structures. It is a hybrid design that includes an enclosed structure on one end of the traditional carport. This means you will still have the space to park your vehicle (car, RV, boat, etc) but also have the ability to lock up your valuable possessions.
While most of these utility carports were not really designed to offer enough space to use as a personal workshop (you’ll probably need a full garage if you’re serious about that kind of thing), there are still a lot of great ways to get a lot of use out of your hybrid carport.
The Better Option
Many people assume that if they opt for a carport, they will still have to go out and rent a mini storage unit somewhere in order to secure some of their possessions or to store other vehicles and equipment during the winter season. A utility carport means you won’t have to go that route. You can think of it like having an extra durable shed that is conveniently located next to the carport rather than taking up more room in the back yard.
What Is It Good For?
There are many different ways to put your utility carport to good use. Consider some of the following:
- Are you keeping your boat under the carport? Try keeping your fishing equipment and water sports toys in the shed. This way they’ll always be right there, ready to load up and head to the lake.
- RVs require a lot of care and attention, and you can easily keep all the necessary cleaning and camping supplies in the shed so you won’t clutter up the motor home while it’s not in use.
- Motorcycles and ATVs are usually only useful during specific seasons of the year. Keep them locked away and safe from the elements during the cold months.
- Keep all your lawn and garden equipment safely locked up when they’re not in use, and keep them together so you’re not hunting around for the necessary tools on your next project.
A hybrid carport is also a great place to simply store all those things that have been cluttering up your house for so long, or items that you only use occasionally. It’s a simple and affordable alternative to renting a storage shed somewhere, and you can even take advantage of the shelter offered by the carport to retrieve your items in bad weather.