Carports are a fantastic way to keep your car covered from the unexpected storms and weather that mother nature brings. That being said, covering your vehicle isn’t the only way that you can make the most of the carport that you’ve added to your property. Here at Wholesale Direct Carports, we have seen carports used in fun and creative ways. In order to ensure that you’re making the absolute most of your carport, we have decided to cover a few of the ways that you can use this space. Let’s dive right in.

Throw a Party

The last thing that people imagine when they look at a carport is a party, but when you really give this space a look over, can you imagine a better place? Carports are a great place to host a party when the weather starts to turn, or the rays of the sun are unbearable. Whether it’s a child’s birthday party, a family BBQ, or just a casual get together with friends, your carport has plenty of space for you to throw in a table and chairs and enjoy your time together out of the weather.


One of the more frequent ways that carports are used (that doesn’t include a car) is for storage. Now, carports come in all shapes and sizes, and you can choose from a handful of designs, so if storage is something that you are hoping to get out of your carport, then you may want to consider a carport that has full walls. Carports that are primarily enclosed give you the chance to incorporate shelving, cabinets, and more. All fantastic options for optimizing this space for storage.

Shade for Pets

Your four-legged friends are your best friends, there’s no need to tell us any different! With temperatures starting to rise, the one thing that you need to be wary of is how comfortable your pet will be if they’re spending time outdoors. That being said, when the sun comes out, and your pets have to hang out outside, a carport is the perfect place to give them some extra shade.  Whether you choose to place your carport directly next to the yard that they’ll be playing in, or you leave their dog bed with water in the enclosed carport, you can rest easy knowing that your pet can enjoy some shade.

Outdoor Retreat

If you are someone that loves being able to spend time outdoors, but doesn’t have the luxurious backyard or beautiful patio to enjoy, a carport is the next best outdoor retreat. Carports provide you with that little bit of shade that you need to feel comfortable for extended periods outdoors, but the open sides or doorways ensure that you still get those cool breezes and sunshine. Bring a book and your morning cup of coffee to your cozy carport, and you’ve got a lovely outdoor retreat to enjoy.

Play Place

When you have children, you really need to get used to the fact that just about everywhere becomes a play place. If you’re tired of picking up messes in the house, a carport is a fantastic place to let the children play. Again, the covered roof helps keep them out of the sun for long periods, but the cement or dirt flooring makes it so that you don’t have to worry about what spills or stains. If there isn’t a ton of space in the house or a large backyard for them to go wild in, a carport is a sacred space that they’ll look forward to spending some time in.

Let Wholesale Direct Carports Help

Whatever you decide to do in your carport, be it parking or throwing a party, the team at Wholesale Direct Carports wants to be a part of the process. Our team has spent years in the industry and can help you create the carport that best suits your needs. With the opportunity to customize the size, style, and coloring, we make it easy for you to enjoy the carport you’ve always wanted.

Contact our team today if you’re ready to design your carport. With free shipping and financing options, Wholesale Direct Carports is the best option for all of your carports and metal building needs.