When you think of warehouses, your mind may automatically jump to production and distribution. That’s what most warehouses are used for, admittedly. But that’s not all the potential these giant buildings have. Think about it- with that much space, there are a million and one things you could do with it. From wedding venues to apartments to convention centers, the possibilities are endless! Here are just a few of the creative, profitable, and fun things you can do with rental warehouse space.
Turn Them Into Living Space
Warehouse homes, condos, and apartments have become increasingly popular over the past several years, and for good reason. The exposed brick and ductwork in some warehouses can make for a beautifully designed apartment. You’d be surprised at the number of people who want to rent warehouse space to live in! Warehouse apartments are in high demand and tend to go for high prices, depending on the area you’re in. For example, in Greensboro, North Carolina, warehouse apartments tend to go for about $1200 for a one bedroom apartment. In Cleveland, Ohio, they go for even more- between $1,000 and $2,500. With warehouse living spaces being in such high demand, converting a rental warehouse space into living space has the potential to be a very lucrative endeavor!
Okay, it might sound weird at first- getting married in a warehouse? However, warehouses have the potential to make beautiful wedding venues! With high ceilings, large windows, exposed brick, and more, a warehouse could provide beautiful opportunities for photos. They can also be reception halls, since they’re large enough to fit all of your guests with plenty of room for dancing! Do a search for warehouse venues or event spaces in your area, and you may be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful spaces you find.
Coworking spaces have become popular in the last few years as well, and you could easily rent warehouse space and create one. They are typically set up as open office spaces where everyone pays a monthly fee and sits wherever they like, though some coworking spaces offer plans where you get a dedicated desk or private office. A warehouse is a perfect place for one of these coworking spaces. Since warehouses are so large, there’s plenty of space for everyone to sit in their own space or come together and work. There should be room for private offices as well, and if you so desire, you can put in a kitchen area, couches, and other amenities to make the workspaces more comfortable.
Convention Center or Event Space
Chances are, your city already has a convention center, but you could rent warehouse space to create a smaller one for events that don’t quite need “city convention center” sized spaces. You could hold farmers’ markets, art fairs, book sales, and more- really any event that requires booths would fit well in an old warehouse. Plus, there’s something to be said about the charm of a converted warehouse. An art festival held in a warehouse with a towering ceiling and big windows definitely fits a certain aesthetic.
Looking For a Rental Warehouse Space?
Contact us for help finding the perfect rental warehouse space for any purpose! Schwarz Properties specializes in commercial and residential property management in Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. We lead the market for industrial and warehouse spaces for lease and our portfolio also includes retail space, restaurant space, residential, office space, and many more. Please contact Schwarz Properties at 336-625-6076 or visit our website.