The best multifamily amenities aren’t always the ones that take up the most space. Here are five small products that can raise property values, catch potential renters’ attention, and benefit your current residents.
Bathtubs for Pets manufacturer Forever Stainless Steel has expanded its product base with Bathtubs for Bicycles, a 14-gauge stainless steel bike-wash station. Each tub features an adjustable wheel-retaining device, which keeps bicycles locked in place on top of a series of elevated grates. The setup is designed to limit splashing and allow dirt, pebbles, and other objects to fall through to the patented debris-catching grate. The single-inlet, ball-valve sprayer includes a hose that can be extended up to 9 feet. Buyers have the option of choosing a left- or right-sided drain, and the faucet can be placed on either end.
As "small" as an electric vehicle–charging station looks, ChargePoint’s Smart EV Charging Solutions for Apartments emphasizes their long-term effects on rents and property values. “EV drivers are highly educated, earn twice the average national income [as other drivers], and are green minded,” the company says. “They have many choices and will choose the apartment community that offers them the amenities they need—and they will be willing to pay more for it.”
Property managers can choose between assigning EV vehicle drivers to personal charging station spots or providing a community parking station in a shared lot. ChargePoint provides support, maintenance, monitoring, and billing services for the stations.
Kaba’s Mobile Access Solutions combines the LEGIC Connect mobile key system with the dorma+kaba RFID Bluetooth Low Energy Lock, allowing your property’s residents to enter the building, their unit, or amenity facilities with a secure smart- device application. The security system utilizes full, 256-bit bidirectional encryption and key storage to securely deliver and update digital credentials on smart phones, smart watches, or tablets with Bluetooth Low Energy capability, with no additional software or management commitment from the property’s staff.
Luxer One’s package storage and security solutions place responsibility for your multifamily property’s package deliveries in the hands of their carriers and recipients, without any additional oversight needed from property management. The Luxer Locker service provides individual package lockers for each resident, while the Luxer Room supplies a shared, secure storage space for packages until residents are able to pick them up. Each features full audit logs for each package and secure video surveillance.
The Kali Duo bunk bed line is one of a wide variety of convertible bed solutions offered through Resource Furniture for studios or micro-lofts. The Kali Duo Sofa and Duo Board feature an attached sofa or desk, respectively, designed to integrate seamlessly into the form and function of the beds. The Kali Duo and Kali Duo Sofa include a safety wall around the top bunk, and the Kali Duo Board includes a front rail. The bed’s wall storage is 13.75 inches deep when closed. All Clei products are made to order in Italy and come in a wide variety of colors and finishes.