A well-designed self-storage facility will be more secure and repel would-be thieves. Consider the following advice on building layout, office safety, lighting and other important security elements for your next storage project.
What do racecars, a barn and firefighters have to do with self-storage? Read how three operators are using these themes to create eye-catching, memorable designs for their facilities.
As self-storage spreads across the face of the globe and developers enter more and diverse markets, a new era of facility design emerges, forever changing the industry's public image. This spectacular showcase highlights exterior design trends...
Inside Self-Storage (ISS) has published a new online image gallery, “Superstars of Self-Storage Design: 2017 Facility-Exteriors Showcase.” The free presentation provides viewers with a visual tour of industry facades and grounds including...
A self-storage facility can benefit greatly from thoughtful landscape design. Here are some common regulations to follow as well as supplemental aesthetics that can add value to your property.
A self-storage owner’s goal for exterior facility design is often three-fold: a strong, attractive focal point; easy site maintainability; and a use of color that supports business branding. Each will be driven by local requirements and cost.
Capturing lessons learned is an integral part of every self-storage project and serves numerous purposes. A new facility developer shares the successes and errors experienced in building Delaware Beach Storage Center in Lewes, Del.
Designing a self-storage site to maximize land use requires a balance between rentable space and operational efficiency. Here are several options to optimize a facility for profit while ensuring convenient customer access and easy maintenance.
The goal of any good self-storage facility layout is to maximize square footage. Though you’ll work with professionals on official plans for your development, the ability to create your own “napkin sketch” will help you better participate in the...
More self-storage developers are adding temperature- or climate-controlled units to their projects, and for good reason. Here are the benefits and design considerations involved.