Recreational buildings, such as RV storage facilities, are among the most popular residential structures currently being built across the United States by Morton Buildings. While this trend accelerated during the pandemic, Morton has been an industry leader for many years in the design and construction of these facilities.
With over 100 construction centers throughout the country, the company works closely with customers in all aspects of the design and building process. And that begins with understanding not only the specific vehicles to be stored, but, just as important, how the building will be used to support and enhance the owner’s lifestyle preferences.
Brad Mrozinski, Morton product line manager, offers the following recommendations for owners of RVs and other tall vehicles when planning a storage building that will help protect their investment and provide years of enjoyment.
Consider how the building will be used. Most RV owners use their storage building for multiple purposes. Many allocate space for hobbies, such as woodworking or a shop area to work on cars. Offices, kitchenettes and lounges are other popular options. “We work with customers to help them think through how the building will be used and then incorporate those lifestyle components into the interior design,” Mrozinski says.
Plan for growth. In planning the building size, don’t focus only on current needs. Rather, it’s important for owners to think about what their recreational needs and plans may be five or even 10 years from now, when they may want a larger RV model, or perhaps add more vehicles. “People may downsize their homes, but no customer has ever regretted going bigger when it comes to a recreational building,” he notes.
Aesthetics are important. RV storage and other recreational buildings are typically located near the main residence. Homeowners want an attractive facility that will add aesthetic appeal and value to their property, not a large, unattractive box. “It’s important to think through how the storage building will blend in with complement the home,” Mrozinski notes. “Design elements such as exterior colors, roof pitch and a wainscot can result in a beautiful storage facility rather than just a shed. Accessories such as a porch or a cupola are other ways to personalize the building.”
Ensure good access. Owners want an RV storage facility that is not only attractive but also offers convenient access. An important part of the design process is determining the best positioning for the building on the property, as well as deciding the placement of overhead doors on the front or side of the building. “The storage facility should be designed to fit the property and be convenient for owners to easily use and enjoy,” Mrozinski says.
Consider enhancement features. Morton Buildings offers many optional features that can enhance the owner’s overall storage facility experience, create an even better-looking building and provide a longer-lasting facility. Talk with your Morton sales representative to determine how these elements can increase the enjoyment and value of your storage building.
Mrozinski adds that Morton is not only an industry expert in the design and building of RV storage and other recreational buildings, but that customers also receive many other benefits working with Morton. These include the company’s commitment to high-quality materials and craftsmanship, its industry-leading warranties and the fact that Morton is 100 percent employee owned with its own dedicated construction crews.
“Employee ownership means that we are all committed to being the industry leader with a focus on innovation, service and quality — and, most important, making sure each customer is completely satisfied with their decision to build with Morton,” says Mrozinski.
For additional information on RV storage buildings, visit https://mortonbuildings.com/projects/vehicle-storage.