Is Luxury Self-Storage Really a Thing?
Have you been searching for luxury storage in the Houston area to no avail? Whether you’re a business owner, dealing with an estate after the sudden death of a loved one or simply in need of a full-service storage unit that will fulfill your expectations, Amazing Spaces is a step above the rest. We are far from the warehouse-style experience with row after row of garage doors in a desolate warehouse or parking lot, and our beautiful reception area matches our industrious, yet high-quality, storage units. To get a better idea of how we offer stylish storage solutions that are a step above the rest, read through the details below.
From luxury living to luxury storage
When you have a home filled with antiques and other expensive items that need specific temperatures to preserve their beauty, throwing them into a basement or attic can seem like a crime. This is especially true if moisture or temperatures are not controllable.
While furniture might be inconvenienced in a traditional storage unit with no climate control, other valuables could dramatically depreciate in a short period of time if they get damp or collect condensation by rapidly decreasing in temperature. In another example, a valuable wine collection can quickly sour if it is not stored in the right conditions. Unlike other storage units, our facilities are specifically equipped to store valuables that need pristine climate control, and we also have ideal units for storing vintage wine collections.
Helpful to small business owners and their teams
Small business owners that rely on storage units are especially common for traveling sales teams. Instead of flying product all over the country, the team can meet up in the city where the sales are exchanged, and the product can rest safely in a storage unit. Unfortunately, a storage unit of questionable quality may not be ideal for housing expensive machinery or other merchandise that needs to remain in pristine condition.
On top of this, small businesses that use our services also find that we have the right tools they need to succeed as a team. For example, our conference rooms give teams a chance to reconnect before meeting clients. We accept deliveries on behalf of all our clients – imagine sending your extra inventory directly to your Amazing warehouse space! Our properties also have WiFi and a comfortable reception area for your team to wait. Finally, we have security locks on our units that mean you can give the code to a team member instead of coordinating a key. Key codes can also be changed with the help of our staff to help you avoid employee theft.
A special edge on security features
Do you tend to avoid going to your storage unit alone or at specific times of day because the facility seems unsafe to you? Many storage units advertise that they are secure, but most of this hinges on using garage doors for the units, and security cameras are often limited to the access gate. Worse, the security cameras look old, outdated or like they may not be working at all. To ensure we are providing the safest environment possible, we have security cameras mounted throughout the facility, and we also install individual alarms on the units. In addition to limited access gates, we have lock solutions that fit your needs instead of a one-size-fits-all approach.
To many of our clients, security has to be the number one priority when considering a storage facility. After all, if your belongings aren’t secure, you might as well just leave them on the side of the road with a neon sign that says “free.” However, security at a storage facility doesn’t just encompass the security of your belongings, though that’s certainly an important aspect of it. Security at a storage facility also means ensuring your security and safety whenever you’re picking up or dropping off items at that facility.
On the belonging side, consider the quality of the locks on the storage unit. Are they provided by the facility, or will you need to provide your own? How do the doors and latches look on the individual units? Do they look newer, or at least in good repair, or are they rusty and difficult to open?
Beyond these features, every other feature you inspect should be considered as both a security feature for your belongings and for yourself. A good storage facility should have bright lighting. This isn’t just to deter criminals during the wee hours of the morning, it’s also to ensure you have plenty of light to be safe when you go to the facility during the winter when it gets dark early.
Another important feature is the presence of cameras. These cameras will catch any criminals who attempt to break-in and steal your belongings, but will also deter criminals from harming you while you’re utilizing your unit. Make sure there are cameras that can capture every angle of the facility, not just the front gate where people enter and exit.
Speaking of the front gate, make sure that it automatically closes after every vehicle has entered. If it stays open too long, it would be extremely easy for another vehicle to enter behind you, a vehicle with a driver who likely has nefarious intentions. Make sure the keypad to open the gate is shielded from view of any nearby parking lots or public roads so your key code, or that of any other facility user, can’t be stolen.
Help with extra-large long-term storage
When all of the storage units are the exact same size, this often means larger items like vehicles or boats are not a good fit. Although we do not allow items to be stored in units that will trap fumes or gasses that are emitted by vehicles of any type, we do have secure storage for cars, trucks, boats and other motorized equipment. Unlike leaving your vehicle or boat outside in the elements, our facilities keep them from being weathered while they’re being stored.
This large-scale service is also important for anyone needing estate management-style personal storage for a departed loved one. Instead of sorting through all of the personal items after an unexpected funeral, a large storage unit can allow you to store their belongings until you are finished with the mourning process.
Ease of Access: Move What You on Your Time
Another important consideration that concerns you and your belongings is the ease with which you can access your unit. A good storage facility will have adequate drainage for even the most torrential downpours to ensure your stuff stays safe and dry but also so you don’t unexpectedly drive into deep water while you’re navigating around the facility.
Another factor is the ways in which access roads for an outdoor unit or walkways for an indoor unit are maintained and sized. Access points should be wide enough to fit large items comfortably without having to put your body at odd or dangerous angles. Additionally, these access points should be well-maintained to ensure you don’t experience any accidental slips, trips, or falls.