As a writer at storEDGE, I look at a lot of storage buildings. When writing web content for a new storage website, I browse through photos of storage units, check out storage facility amenities, and search for other storage properties in nearby markets. I go as far as to point out storage facilities and discuss them with my husband as we’re driving down the highway. You could even call me a connoisseur of self storage facilities.

I recently wrote an article about current self storage construction trends, and things got sexy, architecturally-speaking. The self storage industry is seeing an exciting trend of modern, attractive, and environmentally-friendly property design. New, class-A developments with solar panels and first-class amenities ranging from Wifi to wine storage are popping up on street corners all across the country.

With so many self storage owners switching to storEDGE, it didn’t take me long to put together a short list of clients with exceptional facility design and amenities. Check out some of my favorites below!

Beyond Self Storage is designing new, modern developments across several states.

Beyond Self Storage in Rochester Hills, Michigan

The folks at Beyond Self Storage have been busy since the last time I talked to them for their client spotlight article, adding facilities in Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. All of their new developments pack a serious punch when it comes to curb appeal, and they also offer drive-through access, 100% climate controlled units, and state-of-the-art security monitoring. The new facilities are scheduled to open in summer 2017, offering residential storage, business storage, RV & vehicle storage, truck rentals, and packing supplies

Stadium Storage in Everett, Washington utilizes modern, clean building design at their high-security facility.

Stadium Storage in Everett, Washington

Stadium Storage recently opened its doors in 2016, offering premier, climate-controlled self storage and parking for RVs, boats, and vehicles to the north Seattle community. The facility sports accents of Seahawk-green on it’s sleek, modern exterior, and offers upgraded security features like 24-hour surveillance, perimeter fencing, electronic gate access, and personalized gate codes to tenants. Stadium Storage is a perfect example of facility design that’s both aesthetic and functional.

The Self Storage Vault offers premier, high-security storage in Brightwaters, New York.

The Self Storage Vault in Brightwaters, New York

The Self Storage Vault serves up secure, professional storage in the Long Island, New York area. Their modern facility offers climate-controlled residential, business, and pharmaceutical storage. If you're a pharmaceutical representative, The Self Storage Vault is one of the few high-security, 24-hour accessible facilities that can accept pharmaceutical deliveries and offers refrigeration options for temperature-sensitive drugs. The facility lives up to its name as a high-security storage fortress, with perimeter fencing, video surveillance, and electronic gate access. Plus, the facility features beautiful exterior finishes, such as burnt red awnings and shutters and stylish sconce light fixtures.

Your Storage Center has three locations in Colorado, offering indoor, temperature-controlled storage for residential and business storage, as well as RV, boat, and vehicle storage.

Your Storage Center in Aurora, Colorado

With two existing facilities in the Denver area, and a brand new property being built in Colorado Springs, Your Storage Center offers premier, 24-hour accessible storage with an electronic security gate and digital security cameras. Their new development sports striking red accents, high ceilings, a modern office building, and tall roll-up doors. Your Storage Center is one of the few storage facilities in the Denver area offering indoor, temperature-controlled RV, boat, and vehicle storage to the outdoorsy mountain community.

To check out the full article, head over to the SSA blog, and let us know what you think. Leave a comment about the storage construction trends you’re seeing in your community, or give us your opinion on where you think self storage construction is headed in the future.

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