Residents of multi-family communities want to feel heard. They want to be comfortable, they want convenience in everyday life, and they want modern spaces to do the things they want without having to leave the property if possible. Whether you engage in renovations of your existing spaces or construct new spaces, here’s what your residents really want in their community.
What Are Community Amenities?
Community amenities, whether in an apartment, condo or other communal living setting, include optional extras that add luxury, value, and convenience to the lives of residents. In-unit laundry rooms, terraces, private decks and balconies, pools, gyms, game rooms, tennis courts, and dog parks are just a few examples of amenities that increase enjoyment for your residents.
Statistics show that 87 percent of multifamily renters say amenities play a big role in their decision to rent. And 94 percent said they would pay higher rent in exchange for better on-site facilities, according to Invest on Main Street.
Residents Want These In-Unit Amenities
Here are the most common requests for in-unit amenities.
- In-unit laundry rooms
- Air conditioning/central air
- Pet-friendly units
- Patios and balconies
- Smart thermostats and locks
- Preferred parking
- Concierge trash service
Residents Want These Community Amenities
Here are the most common community amenities requested by residents.
- Outdoor amenities (swimming pools, dog parks, gardens, rooftop decks, patios, playgrounds, barbecues)
- Gyms, fitness centers and yoga studios
- Movie theaters and media rooms
- Secured parking garages and assigned parking
- Laundry facilities
- Bike storage areas
- Package rooms and lockers
- Online rent payment
- Online maintenance requests
Residents Want Comfortable Work From Home Spaces
With so many residents working from home, at least part of the time, accommodating their remote work needs will put you in a favorable light as a property manager. From home office workspaces in the units to co-working spaces in large common areas, here’s what you can create and maintain to ensure their satisfaction:
- Private single-use areas
- Small conference rooms
- Multi-media spaces
- Secure, high-speed Internet access, scanners, printers, copiers
- Charging stations
- Comfortable, ergonomic seating
- Updated replacement windows for more natural light and less noise infiltration
Residents Want Secure Lockers For Deliveries
Many of your residents are concerned about package theft. Their concerns are valid, as there were 210 million packages stolen in 2021 alone. With so many people ordering from Amazon and other online retailers, it makes sense that recipients want to be assured of safe delivery of their packages. On top of that, they want to be able to pick them up at their convenience, even if that’s at 3 a.m.
There are many benefits to installing high-tech lockers to make pickups of packages and returns of unwanted items simpler and more efficient. Contactless, labor-saving benefits of such lockers include:
- Protection of unattended deliveries
- Quick and easy retrieval
- Shielding from the weather
- Privacy and anonymity
- Contactless delivery for health and safety
Contact Allstar Construction
Allstar Construction can help you update your community to accommodate the increased needs and requests of your residents. From interior renovations to exterior maintenance, we do it all and we work frequently with multi-family communities like yours. Please contact us at (763) 297-5100.