Increasing your self storage facility’s curb appeal is about more than just aesthetics. It also attracts tenants and can improve your property value. Investment Real Estate, LLC works with investors and sellers in the self-storage market, and our team regularly sees how curb appeal can impact investors.
Tenants are also making an investment when they rent from you, so it’s not unusual for them to look at your property before they rent. Whether they take a peek in person or through online street views, what do they see?
Curb appeal refers to the positive impression a property makes from the outside. It is the first outlook visitors have of your self storage unit. Fortunately, you can do many things to improve your self storage facility’s curb appeal without major renovations.
Quick Ideas to Improve Curb Appeal
The team at Investment Real Estate, LLC has found that many relatively simple self storage facility curb appeal ideas can yield big results:
- Fresh paint: A new coat of paint is a cost-effective way to make your entire self storage business look tidy and attractive. When selecting paint, consider more than just your logo colors. Take photos of the property and look for colors that would complement the entire landscape. Use contrasting hues on the trim and consider painting simple designs, such as stripes, on doors or walls to add visual interest. You can use free online apps from paint companies to see exactly how new paint would look before you pick up a paintbrush.
- Landscaping: Self storage businesses make the most of every inch of space, and this can create large, square buildings. However, there is often still space for landscaping near the office and front. If you have any green areas, keep them mowed and vibrant. Consider some flowers or shrubs, and keep the area clean and trimmed. If there is any municipal land near your facility, call the local representatives for your area. Most communities offer grants, and you might get a nearby municipal space tidied for free simply by asking.
- Flattering lighting: One simple way to increase the curb appeal of any self storage facility is with bright lighting. It can make your area more secure and attractive. Update older light fixtures with LED lights, which help you decrease utility bills, and replace any broken or damaged lights immediately.
- Cleanliness: Make sure the first impression anyone has of your self storage business is positive. Keep the area clean by removing any weeds, stains, graffiti or debris.
Are You Wondering About Your Storage Unit Property Valuation?
Now that you’ve got some great ideas for increasing your property’s curb appeal and possibly its value, you may be curious about your valuation. Investment Real Estate, LLC can help. Our team of brokers is committed to helping you increase your storage unit property value and quickly providing accurate valuations.
Our experienced team can even make suggestions for maximizing your ROI and property value if you decide to sell. To find out more, call Investment Real Estate, LLC at 717-779-0804 or reach out online to get started.