Facility Renovation Tips

Facility Renovation Tips

2018-03-30T09:00:03+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Design|

Is your Self Storage facility stuck in the past? Garage-like facilities once dotted the landscape, and while they’re effective storage buildings, today’s consumers demand far more.

If it’s time to renovate, you can rest easy knowing you have plenty of options. Today’s Self Storage facilities feature a wide range of options, from diverse facility sizes and features to luxurious waiting areas and amenities.

A complete property refresh might just be the thing you need to bring your Self Storage facility into the present, but where should you start? Our Self Storage consultancy, Steel Storage, can help.

The landscaping

The outside of your facility is responsible for your potential customers’ first impressions. If the landscaping is plain and boring or if it’s too wild and overgrown, they’ll notice.

You don’t have to have ornate or high-maintenance landscaping to make your site appealing. You can create attractive, low-maintenance designs with native plants, which not only reduce water use but are also visually appealing. If you want extra colour or a more inviting feel, add some potted plants near the main entryway.

The façade

There’s something to be said for simplicity, but ‘simple’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘cheap’. Unfortunately, many early Self Storage centres were built inexpensively, and the materials haven’t worn well.

Old materials have faded and become damaged by time and weather. Renewing and renovating the façade and adding attractive, new architectural elements can update your site, improve its appearance, and add to its longevity.

The colour

Never underestimate the power of paint. A bright, new colour can brighten hallways, the main office, waiting areas, display units, and building exteriors.

The units

Forget the idea that one-size-fits-all. Today’s customers want personalisation. Consider adding climate-controlled units, special security features, vehicle parking, and other specialised storage options so customers can get exactly what they need.

The office

The main office can make or break a customer’s impression of you and your facility. If your office is small, dark, dingy, and cluttered, that impression is going to linger. Can you expand the office, brighten the paint, improve the lighting, or create a more inviting atmosphere?

Think about the ways you can make your front office both more welcoming and more functional, so your customers feel like guests and your employees feel at home.

The consultant

Renovating a Self Storage facility is a big job and one that can be overwhelming when attempted alone. Obtaining the services of a Self Storage consultancy like Steel Storage can make that job a lot easier.

The experts at Steel Storage can visit your storage facility and get to know you, your facility, and your clientele. We can learn about what components would best serve you as well as determine which ones you don’t need. We can even help you find out how to incorporate your ideas in the most cost-effective manner.

Whether you’re interested in adding new signs, HVAC systems, security features, or accessible units, we can help. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.

Talk to the experts today.