How To Choose A Home Storage Unit

Home storage units enable you to declutter your home and store items that you no longer use. The underlying principle when installing a home storage unit is that the space should serve your needs. This article details the considerations to make when installing a storage unit at home. 

Size Of The Unit

The size of the unit is mainly dependent on the items that you plan to store. As a rule, you should almost always opt for a larger unit since your storage needs will likely increase over time. For example, while you may want to store winter clothing and some furniture at the moment, the unit could be used to store your vintage car or boat in the future. 

Unit Features 

Customise your home storage unit with the following features: 

  • Removable shelves will make it easy for you to use the storage unit. The shelves will increase the available storage room when storing bulky items such as furniture and vehicles.
  • The storage unit should have ample lighting. It ensures you have an easy time locating your items.
  • The unit should be well aerated. Remember, you may want to use the unit as a home office.
  • A climate control system will protect your valuables from weather damages. 

Building Versus Renting The Unit 

You could be in a dilemma of whether to rent or build the storage unit. The primary benefit of renting a storage unit is that you do not require a substantial upfront cost. Most storage companies will ask you to pay a deposit and the first month's rental charges. Renting is also convenient since the storage company will pick the unit when you no longer need it. They can also provide a smaller or larger unit, depending on your current storage needs. 

Building a storage unit is a cost-effective solution for people who need long term storage facilities. If you opt to construct the unit, ensure it complements the design of your home. Additionally, ensure the installation is compliant with the building code and strata by-laws. You should also customise the unit to increase its functionality. For example, consider adding a washroom since you could convert it into living quarters when you no longer need storage space. The unit could also have an attic that can be used as a workshop, study room or living space.

For more information about renting a storage unit, contact a local service.