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    benburkhart is offline Junior Member
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    Default Converting large units to small units

    Anyone know of a great way to convert large units to small units? Is there an easy way to do it?

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    Default Caesar Wright

    Hi Ben,

    I have encountered this question many times before. There are a few questions I have for you in order to reply accurately.

    What are the current sizes and what size do you wish to acheive?
    Are they interior or exterior units?

    If you would prefer, I could contact you directly to discuss your question in further detail.

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    Default An Easy Way to change the mix

    Caesar:
    I know it can be done by moving partitions, say on a 30' building to convert back-to-back 10x15s to 10x10s and 10x20s. I'm talking about an easy way. Is there an easy way? Is there a way to build the building so that it is easy to modify the unit mix if demand warrants smaller, or larger units?

    Thanks Caesar,

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    Ben,

    That's about the easiest way I know how. However, I have a seen a customer place two 3' wide doors in an exterior 10' wide unit and not put in a partition. So, what that gave him was a 10' x 10' unit with two 3' doors. May sound strange but his logic was if he were to put partition panels in to create two 5 x 10 units he would get more revenue per month than renting just the one 10 x 10.


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    It's always best to design your unit mix based on local market conditions to begin with - this is one of the advantages of a good feasiblity study. As a site planner I have seen more call for 20x10 units with two doors versus regular 10x20's. If market conditions change, the 20x10 unit can easily be changed to two 10x10's by adding the divider wall. Smaller units could be designed the same way - like including 10x5's with two doors instead of 5x10's. Of course, the multiple doors could get expensive if the need to divide the units never occurs. A phased project is probably a better way to meet changing market demands. What you learn in the lease-up of the first phase of buildings can incorporated into the design of Phase II.

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