IMPORTANCE OF GOOD DESIGN IN SELF STORAGE FACILITIES
Times have changed. People once considered a Self Storage unit to be serviceable if it had a lockable, steel door, easy access for authorised persons, and was well swept and pest free. However, the Information Age has birthed a consumer who can quickly become educated on nearly any subject, and for the Self Storage industry, this means consumers can develop storage rental criteria that are based on their new-found knowledge. If your Self Storage facility doesn’t meet their criteria, a simple Internet search means they can quickly find one of your competitors that does. One of the key components of a consumer’s rental criteria is related to facility design, which makes design incredibly important. Self Storage builders and designers Steel Storage can help you make sure your facility is optimised for your customers.
While consumers may do their initial searches online, they’ll still take note of the physical real estate before making their decision. After all, some will be storing valuable belongings in these facilities for a long time, so many of them may want the facility to look new or upgraded. As Self Storage builders, Steel Storage can ensure your facility physically looks in great condition.
Today’s Self Storage consumers want efficiently designed and operated facilities that make it easy for them to load and unload their things. If you can show them your storage facility’s layout will help to reduce some of the back-breaking, time-consuming aspects of moving, they may be more inclined to use your facility.
Some modern storage facility design elements to consider are the use of keypads, spacious lifts that accommodate bulky furniture and drive-up access to ground-level storage units. Self Storage builders, Steel Storage, can help you figure out how to make your facility as convenient for your customers as possible.
Fits specialty storage business models
Increased industry competition has led many Self Storage facility owners to think outside the box when it comes to their service offerings, and this has sparked interest in the specialty Self Storage business area that requires the kind of customised design Self Storage builders like Steel Storage can provide.
For instance, many private businesses and public agencies require secure, climate-controlled document storage, so well-designed storage facilities provide dry, fire-resistant storage units. Even things such as built-in cabinetry and shelving could be attractive to potential customers.
Return on investment
Thoughtful Self Storage design helps owners to remain profitable even during a sluggish economy. Self Storage builders Steel Storage can design your facility to be as cost-effective as possible, ensuring your business is as profitable as it can be.
If you’re looking to build your own Self Storage facility, get in contact with Steel Storage to make sure your facility is designed well.