It’s pretty unanimous among multifamily property owners that tenant storage is a good idea. It can make some additional income for your property, give a new service for your tenants to enjoy, and even raise your property value. Those are all fantastic things and check a lot of boxes that people that own multifamily properties want to have checked. That being said, it can be a little tricky to know for sure what design experts think of them. These experts are typically called architects, and they definitely have some strong opinions about all sorts of things on properties.
Architects are the people that design buildings. Every single building that you’ve seen in your entire life was dreamt up by some architect and then put together by a team of engineers. Sometimes what the architects want and what the engineers can actually make happen, and that can cause some friction among teams. That being said, architects can still enjoy buildings that they didn’t design. Architects typically go to school for years to get the proper degrees for such a job, and it shows in their work. So what exactly do architects have to say about Bradyl storage solutions?
A Mixed Bag of Opinions
We spoke to a lot of architects about this topic so that we could gather as many professional opinions as possible. This is an important topic to many multifamily property owners so we did our best to get it right. That being said, the architect community is filled with people that just so happen to know about architecture. Some of them prefer brutalism while others prefer Victorian. That being said, not everyone is going to have the same opinion on this topic and that’s going to be important to know for the rest of this article.
We can say with certainty that many architects approve of Bradyl storage solutions for a variety of reasons, while some others dislike them. We’re going to take a look at the opinions of architects that are both for and against the Bradyl storage solutions so that you can know for sure what professionals think about the topic and decide based on that. Of course, you can also take a look at the products for yourself and decide where you stand on this particular issue before you decide if you’re going to invest in them or not.
This is a big choice because, just like with anything on your property, it is an investment. You have to put money in upfront before it can be installed, and that can feel a little risky if you don’t know what the professionals think about it. On top of the opinions of architects, it may be worth your time to look at Bradyl’s website so you can get a better idea about the exact specifications of their units as well as the cost. This information will help ensure that you have the best possible idea of what you’re getting yourself into.
The Dissenting Opinion Among Architects
We like to start off with the negative opinions so that we can all end the article on a high note. With that being said, let’s take a look at what architects that have a negative opinion about Bradyl’s storage solutions have to say. Keep in mind that the dissenting opinions were among the minority, but it’s our job to bring you the truth on the subject so you can know what all sides are saying about it. So what kind of beef do some architects have with Bradyl products in general?
The biggest negative comment that we got is that some architects believe that Bradyl products make spaces feel a little too industrial, some even going so far as to say that it reminds them of a locker room. They don’t feel that such a space is inviting or that it fits in in a place that people are living in, let alone storing their things. Some of them said that it’s unwelcoming and makes the space feel cold and calculated rather than a place where people would want to spend between minutes and hours looking through their things.
Really the only negative that we heard was about the aesthetic of the Bradyl products, and that wasn’t a universally held opinion. In fact, many architects felt that if the right colors were chosen it makes the space feel more welcoming than it did before, making it a great, friendly, and inviting place for all sorts of people. Many of the architects that said that they felt that it made an area feel more industrial even admitted that it could still work well if it was placed in a parking garage type space, making it a viable choice still.
Bradyl provides all sorts of color customization options so you can even pick colors that fit well into the space that you’re trying to fill or, if you know a bit of color theory, you can elicit certain emotions in your tenants as they walk by. That’s another thing that can be easily accessed right on their website, meaning that you can get even more information and consider what colors you’d like to use while you also get your quote for getting the units installed if you so decide to. Either way, since we covered the only dissenting opinion, let’s move on to what architects said positively about Bradyl.
Rants and Raves from Architects
Now that we’ve covered some of the negative things that architects have had to say in the opposite direction. Most of the architects that we spoke to had nothing but good things to say about the Bradyl storage solutions and even recommended it for the vast majority of multifamily properties for a large number of reasons, many of which we won’t have time to get into. For brevity’s sake, we’re just going to take a look at the top few reasons why architects loved these products.
The most common thing we heard said was that these products are durable. They can hold up to a lot of stress from any side, whether it’s the sides, metal door, or thick mesh metal ceiling. High-quality products are always loved by architects because it makes their lives a lot easier when designing or arguing with engineers about what is or isn’t possible. Architects trust the Bradyl products to stand up to a lot of punishment if need be, and that makes them incredibly good for your multifamily property, as well as for making your tenants have faith that their belongings are safe.
A lot of architects also felt that the tenant lockers added a bit of beauty to the premises. This was in direct opposition to what some architects said, but really it’s all about location. If you put them in the wrong place they could really take something away from the area, but if you put them in the right place you could add a lot. Parking garages make for the best places to put the bradyl storage units because it allows you to add a splash of color to the area. Some architects even recommended commissioning a mural in the area to make it feel more inviting.
Another big thing that we heard was about the combination of good ventilation and security. The tops of the Bradyl bins are made out of a wire mesh, allowing for air to get in without sacrificing any security. In fact, the mesh that is used in Bradyl products is a lot heartier than what is used in typical wire mesh storage lockers. The standard wire mesh used in these kinds of lockers is weak and can be cut with bolt cutters, but Bradyl is concerned about the quality of their products so they made sure to make theirs cut resistant.
Lastly, every architect agreed that the price was very reasonable. We can’t give an exact price here because there’s a lot that goes into quotes, but we can assure you based on what the architects told us that it’s generally the same price or cheaper than most of the lower quality products. That makes this product all around a great choice for any multifamily property owner, no matter how many units they have on their property or how picky their tenants may be. It’s hard to find this high-quality of a product at such a low price point.
Trusting the Experts
Of course, architects can sing the praise of Bradyl until the sun dies. That doesn’t mean that you automatically have to take their or our word for it. You could always go check out Bradyl’s website to learn more about it and see the products yourself. Their support team is around to give you quotes or even answer advanced questions that aren’t on the website. That being said, it does appear that architects all over the world agree that these products are typically a fantastic fit into any apartment complex type setting.