It’s not just homes where you can find amenities like gourmet kitchens and indoor basketball courts, reports the Wall Street Journal’s Candace Jackson. These frills are popping up in various storage facilities around the country.
One of the reasons for the boom—the trend toward smaller homes:
Developers say the luxury storage boom in some urban areas has been partly prompted by more affluent homeowners moving into smaller homes in dense, walkable neighborhoods—and giving up the generous garage and closet space of suburbia. “People are making their lives simpler,” says James Murray, whose Calgary-based project the Vaults is pitching two-level storage spaces with 24-foot ceilings for prices ranging between $245,000 to $484,000. They “don’t have the space to store those vehicles or the luxury RV.”