10 Ways to Improve the Value of an Outdoor Storage Unit


If you own an outdoor storage unit, you probably know by now that there are a lot of challenges to owning one. For starters, they’re not easily accessible, which can make it hard to get things in and out. They also don’t have much insulation, meaning that they can get pretty cold in the winter months (or hot in the summer ones). If you want to add some value to your outdoor storage unit without having to pay for new construction or remodeling costs, here are some simple ways you can do it:

  • Paint it
  • Add insulation
  • Replace the door
  • Add a roof overhang
  • Add an air conditioner

1. Paint it

Hey, did you know that painting a storage unit can make it look new and bigger?

It’s true! Although painting isn’t always the most cost-effective way to increase the value of a storage unit, it is one of the simplest ways to do so. The best part is that you may already have all the tools and supplies needed for this project lying around your house or garage.

If your storage unit looks like it could use an update, consider giving it some fresh paint! You’ll be surprised at how much more appealing and valuable your garage or outdoor storage unit will appear with just a few coats of paint on its walls.

2. Add insulation

Adding insulation to the walls, roof and floor will make your unit cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Insulation can be added to all sides of your unit including the door, ceiling and floor. This will help you save money on heating or cooling your unit as well as keep out insects that may be looking for a place to stay during colder temperatures.

3. Replace the door

  • Replace the door.
  • Replace it with a garage door.
  • Replace it with a steel door.
  • Replace it with a wooden door.
  • Replace it with a glass door

4. Add a roof overhang

A roof overhang will help keep rain, snow and sun off your unit. It’s also a great place to add some nice plantings as well!

5. Add an air conditioner

As you may already know, installing an air conditioner in your storage unit is not a cheap endeavor. You’ll be looking at thousands of dollars to get it all done right. But it’s almost always worth the cost, both for the money you’ll save and for the increased value of your unit.

To install an air conditioner in your unit, first you have to find the right size and type of air conditioner. If you’re using a small storage facility that doesn’t have much square footage (200 square feet or less), then an electric wall-mounted cooling system will do just fine. These units are relatively inexpensive and very easy to install: all you need is some power outlets nearby and heat tape or weatherstripping around any windowsills or doors where cold air might escape from inside of your unit.

However if you’re working with a larger unit that has more than 200 square feet but less than 2,000 square feet, then you’ll probably want to go with a window-mounted cooling system instead–it provides better efficiency while being easier on your electricity bill at only around $100 per month compared with $300 per month for an electric wall-mounted system! Just remember to keep those windows closed during winter months so that warm air doesn’t escape through them when they’re closed!

6. Install a heating source

  • Install a heating source

If you live in an area with cold winters, having a space heater is a good way to keep the unit warm. However, make sure you purchase one that is safe for use in an enclosed space and rated for indoor use. You also should check its wattage rating as well as its safety rating before purchasing.

7. Upgrade the lighting

Next, install some lights inside and outside the unit. You may not think of lighting as an amenity at first, but it can make a huge difference in how your storage unit looks as well as how much use you get out of it.

  • Inside the unit: Add some good lighting so that you can see what’s inside your unit when you open the door. Also consider installing motion sensors so that when someone enters or moves around inside the space, they turn on the lights automatically without having to fumble around for switches or pull chains (which are both easy to miss). This will also help deter theft since thieves prefer working in darkness where they won’t be seen by potential witnesses or security cameras.
  • Outside the unit: If possible, add security lighting along walkways leading up to your garage or outdoor storage area—this will deter criminals who might look for valuables while other people are away at work during daylight hours; it will also ensure that people don’t trip over anything along their way into their units after dark

8. Add some shelving

  • Add some shelving to the unit.

Shelving is a great way to organize your space, and it can help you maximize the space that you have by using it more efficiently. Shelves are also easy to install, so even if you don’t have any experience with DIY projects, adding shelves will be very straightforward for anyone who is handy enough to tackle this job.

You should have at least one level of storage that’s about waist-high for ease of access (keep in mind that most people won’t be able to reach anything higher than their waist). This will allow them to easily retrieve items without having to bend down or squat down too low – which means less back strain when they’re getting things out of your storage unit!

9. Put in a flooring product

The perfect finishing touch to your unit would be a wooden flooring product. The choice of which type you choose is entirely up to you and will depend on your personal style.

If you are going for a more modern look, then laminate could be the right option for you. Laminate has become increasingly popular in recent years as it can be installed over existing floors without compromising their integrity or adding any major structural changes. If this is not an option, then tile or carpet may provide a similar effect at a higher cost per square foot overall but with fewer initial installation costs (in terms of time and money).

Tiles will likely last longer but aren’t as easy on the eye as some other options such as wood or laminate flooring products that come in many different patterns today – from classic hardwood through to contemporary parquet designs with bold colours shapes making them suitable for almost any home environment

10. Add finishing touches that make it feel like home for you, the owner or for someone else to rent from you

There are many ways to make an outdoor storage unit feel like home. Here are 10 ideas on how you can do that:

  • Add finishing touches that make it feel like home for you, the owner or for someone else to rent from you.
  • Use your imagination when decorating and adding finishing touches so that it feels more like a home than just a storage facility. It could be something simple such as adding plants and some decorations or even painting the walls before moving in. This will help create a welcoming environment if anyone rents out your unit in the future, as well as add value right now!


We hope that you got some good ideas from this blog post on how to improve the value of your outdoor storage unit. If you want to learn more about our product, please contact us at [email protected] or visit our website at www.garage-store-solutions.com

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