The Self-Storage WOW Gallery: See Facility Design Transformed Through Color, Architecture and Innovative Materials
The Dual Role of the Self-Storage Hallway
Along with an attractive management office, a well-designed facility will feature appealing hallways. Regardless if the units are drive-up or interior, hallways have two basic roles. First, they offer structure, making it easy for tenants to navigate the building. Second, they provide security for tenants and their belongings. Many facilities, such as Everett Downtown Storage in Everett, Wash., opt for the white color palette because of its crisp, reflective characteristics.
In this particular case, converting a 1965 beer-distribution warehouse into self-storage saved a considerable amount of time over new construction. The shell was soundly intact, with tilt-up walls and high ceilings, plus zoning already existed to speed the process along. A few obstacles with interior load-bearing support walls were overcome with minor modifications, resulting in a first-class storage facility in an area of urban revitalization.
[Photo courtesy of Janus International]