Have you been tasked with purchasing and installing a wayfinding sign for your apartment complex? There’s no denying the fact that apartments have become a popular alternative to traditional houses. According to the National Apartment Association (NAA), about 39 million people now live in an apartment. Whether you’re developing a new apartment complex or renovating an existing apartment complex, you need to choose the right signage for every aspect. You need a great sign to draw in great people.
#1) Choose a Stylish Entrance Sign Displaying the Apartment Complex’s Name
Arguably the most important form of wayfinding signage for an apartment complex is the entrance sign. As the name suggests, entrance signs are placed at or near the entrance of an apartment complex. They are designed to help newcomers to the area find the complex more easily. For your apartment complex, choose a stylish entrance sign that features the complex’s name is bold and visible lettering.
#2) Stick With a Connected Color Scheme
All signage is available in a variety of colors. You can choose from basic colors like white or black as well as less-common colors like beige or tangerine. Regardless, it’s a good idea to stick with a cohesive scheme. Don’t use a combination of mismatching colors. Rather, choose signage in colors that flow perfect with each other.
#3) Use Wayfinding Signage to Indicate the Apartment Complex Is Private Property
Apartment complexes typically have a limited number of parking spaces. As a result, it’s important to inform motorists that your apartment complex is private property. This is easily accomplished using wayfinding signage. On the entrance sign, for example, you can denote “Private Property” below the name of your apartment complex.
#4) Choose High-Quality Graphics
It’s important to choose signage with high-quality graphics. If the graphics are made of low-quality materials, they may fade or otherwise degrade over time. Thankfully, this isn’t a problem with high-quality graphics. Vinyl graphics, for example, are designed to withstand outdoor environments, all while providing crystal-clear details.
#5) Use Arrows to Guide Motorists and Pedestrians
How many units does your apartment complex have? If it’s more than 100 — many apartment complexes have over 500 units — you should consider using wayfinding signage with arrows to guide motorists and pedestrians to their desired unit. Rather than aimlessly driving or walking around the complex, motorists and pedestrians can refer to your complex’s wayfinding signage to find their desired unit.
#6) Make Your Future Tenants Feel at Home
If someone is looking to rent an apartment, they are going to look for one that has curb appeal. You need to have the best signs to draw in a great crowd. Signs that do not stick out or are not very colorful will most likely not draw in the crowd you are hoping for. Let us help you design the environment you are looking to create. The better it looks, the more at home your tenants will feel. Let’s draw them in and keep them there!